Alexandria N. Nguyen

Ms. Nguyen is experienced in commercial real estate transactions with a focus on acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of real property.  Ms. Nguyen, who has a diverse professional background, with experience in litigation and transactions, both in-house and law firms, joined the Real Estate practice group of Berliner Cohen in 2018.

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Ann Hanson

Ms. Hanson spent the first four years of her legal practice at the law firm of Silveira, Mattos & Lewis.  While there, Ms. Hanson she focused on personal injury litigation, real property litigation and probate of estates; She handled unlawful detainer actions and some family law litigation.  Ms. Hanson then worked for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office for almost 2…

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Timothy K. Boone

Mr. Boone’s practice areas include complex real estate and business transactions, business formation, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. He has counseled clients in the negotiation and drafting of leases, 1031 exchanges, the purchase and sale of business interests, and business and estate succession. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Boone served as Vice…

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Nancy L. Brandt

Ms. Brandt’s practice includes various aspects of commercial real estate development with an emphasis on acquisitions, financing, office and research and development leasing.

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Steven J. Casad

Mr. Casad has over 34 years of experience representing clients in a transactional real estate practice with an emphasis on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of transactions involving real property acquisitions/dispositions, tax-deferred exchanges, leasing, financing and development.  His clients include multinational corporations, institutional investors, real estate investors and developers, financial institutions, residential housing developers and…

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Samuel L. Farb

Mr. Farb has over thirty years experience in representing real estate developers, merchant builders, investors, contractors, high technology corporations and others in commercial, residential and retail real estate transactions, financing transactions, and real estate workout transactions. Mr. Farb’s practice emphasizes the structuring, negotiation and documentation of transactions involving the acquisition, sale, leasing, financing and development…

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Kimberly G. Flores

Ms. Flores represents various individuals and businesses in general civil litigation matters.  She has a broad range of litigation experience, including real estate disputes, business and contractual disputes, large scale construction defect matters, personal injury and property damage claims, and trust and estate litigation.  In addition, Ms. Flores routinely represents employers in state and federal…

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Steven L. Hallgrimson

Mr. Hallgrimson has over forty years experience representing a variety of clients in commercial real estate transactions, and partnership and joint venture planning.

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Kevin F. Kelley

Mr. Kelley has over 30 years of experience in representing a variety of clients from closely held family businesses to large venture funds, investing in real estate, as well as publicly traded companies. This representation has included succession planning for family businesses, formation of all different types of closely held entities, 1031 exchanges, purchases and…

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Harry A. Lopez

Mr. Lopez is a partner in the firm’s real estate group. He maintains a purely transactional real estate practice serving a wide range of clients, with an emphasis on commercial leasing and acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Lopez has extensive experience representing institutional landlords and publicly-traded tenants in the preparation, review and negotiation of commercial leases, subleases, license agreements…

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Mark Makiewicz

Mr. Makiewicz is Finance Partner of the firm, and as a member of the Real Estate Group represents a variety of clients in commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on acquisition, disposition, leasing, project development and project structuring. Mr. Makiewicz represents Fortune 500 and other corporate clients in connection with their national leasing programs and campus development…

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Leslie Kalim Mchugh

Ms. McHugh has handled a broad range of complex corporate and real estate transactions throughout her years of practice. Her clients include large businesses as well as smaller family owned business interests. Ms. McHugh’s practice areas include business planning, formation, and business transactions as well as real estate, estate planning, probate and trust administration. Prior…

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Stephen C. Scordelis

Mr. Scordelis represents clients in commercial real estate transactions. His practice focuses on the acquisition, disposition, leasing and development of commercial real property. He also represents clients in connection with various land use matters such as lot line adjustments and the resolution of complex title issues. Mr. Scordelis has been recognized by Thomson Reuters in…

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Kathleen K. Siple

Ms. Siple represents public entities and private developers, owners, investors and tenants in all facets of real estate transactions. Her real estate practice involves the structuring, negotiating, and documentation of a wide variety of real estate transactions including property sales, acquisitions, exchanges, space leasing and ground leasing.

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Peggy L. Springgay

Ms. Springgay has been with Berliner Cohen for over thirty years and represents developers and financial institutions in the Silicon Valley. She provides practical counsel and guidance in real estate law with an emphasis on construction lending and loan restructures, land acquisition, sales, and commercial leasing. Ms. Springgay was honored by the Silicon Valley/San Jose…

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Eric Wong

Mr. Wong has over thirty-four years experience representing a variety of clients in commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on acquisition, development, leasing, financing, sale and exchange of various types of properties, including land, shopping centers, office buildings, research and development buildings, and hotels.

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Agriculture

Agriculture Agricultural law, or agri-business law, has changed substantially over the years. This is an area of law that requires very specialized knowledge in a number of different areas. Our attorneys currently represent several agricultural operations and have both the knowledge and expertise in the varied areas of the law which affect agricultural businesses today.…

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Real Estate Today, we represent a wide variety of sophisticated real estate clients, including some of Silicon Valley’s largest and most active developers, technology companies, multinational corporations, housing developers, construction lenders, individual owners and investors, and nonprofit corporations. We provide advice to clients in real estate matters ranging from the most complex to the routine,…

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Berliner Cohen Sponsors NAIOP Silicon Valley 2016 Annual BBQ

Berliner Cohen is pleased to be a continuing sponsor of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Silicon Valley’s Annual BBQ.  This year the BBQ will be held on September 15, 2016 in Atherton, CA.  The annual NAIOP Silicon Valley BBQ is an opportunity to support the organization’s mission to foster interaction, education, public policy oversight and legislative…

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Berliner Cohen Sponsors Activity Hole at ASVB Annual Golf Tournament

Berliner Cohen is pleased to be an activity hole sponsor at the annual Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB) Golf Tournament on September 8, 2016. Be sure to stop in at the Berliner Cohen tent at the beautiful Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. As you wait to tee up at the Lake #8 hole, grab some swag and cool down with a cold margarita. We hope to see…

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Beat the Heat with Berliner Cohen at ASVB Annual Golf Event

Berliner Cohen, LLP is excited to be an activity hole sponsor at the annual Association of Silicon Valley Brokers Golf Event on September 10, 2015. Want to test your aim at the Golf Dart Game and win some great prizes? Be sure to stop in at the Berliner Cohen tent. As you wait to tee up at the Lake…

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