Sanford A. Berliner
Mr. Berliner practices in real estate and related business areas, with special emphasis on complex transactions involving finance, development, land use, construction, and environmental matters.
He has in-depth experience in the development and finance of projects consisting of hotels, retail centers, office buildings, and residential developments. Mr. Berliner participates in both the public and private sectors in redevelopment projects throughout California. He represents lenders, ground lessors, borrowers and tenants in the restructure of secured debt. He represents multi-tier partnerships from inception to dissolution, and has acted as facilitator in developing and implementing strategy for negotiation of complex real estate transactions and dispute resolutions. He has testified as an expert witness and consulted with litigation counsel in developing litigation and settlement strategies.
Mr. Berliner represented the Joint Powers Authority for the County of Santa Clara and later the City of San Jose in negotiations with the San Francisco Giants. He represented the San Jose Sharks in negotiations with the San Jose Redevelopment Agency and also represented the Oakland A’s in negotiation with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority. He has also represented various clients in negotiations to obtain professional sports franchises.
For the past 25 years, Mr. Berliner has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. In 2008 and 2009, he was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer by Law & Politics in Real Estate.