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Samuel L. Farb

Samuel L. Farb


San Jose Office 408.286.5800 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Representative Matters

  • Represented merchant builder in connection with multi-tract acquisition of real property totaling in excess of $50,000,000; transaction involved the negotiation and documentation of complex purchase and sale agreements, releases of developer liability agreements, exchange agreements, assignments of construction and architect contracts and closing documents
  • Represented high technology software company in the design, development and construction of an approximately 475,000 square-foot office/R&D campus; transaction entailed the negotiation and documentation of all consultant contracts, construction contracts and related documents; transaction also involved an analysis of environmental issues affecting the property and negotiations with various governmental agencies regarding entitlements and land use approvals
  • Represented landlord with respect to negotiation and drafting of build-to-suit lease with publicly traded Fortune 500 company covering approximately 300,000 square feet of office/R&D space
  • Represented publicly traded communications corporation in connection with its build-to-suit lease of approximately 200,000 square feet of space
  • Represented master developer of multi-use project in redevelopment area; project was composed of a 500 room hotel and approximately 300,000 square foot high technology trade center; project was built on property ground leased from a redevelopment agency and included shared parking, building and recreational facilities
  • Represented commercial condominium developer in connection with $92,000,000 debt and equity financing of mixed use commercial condominium/retail project in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Represented land developer in connection with land use entitlement planning, land acquisition, remediation and clean up of hazardous materials and disposition of property for a mixed-use residential and retail development project in San Jose, California
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in connection with structuring and documenting the terms of loan workouts and debt and partnership restructurings
  • Represented solar energy company in leasing of approximately 185,000 square foot corporate headquarters
  • Represented hotel owner and developer in connection with acquisition and financing of 164-room hotel, and negotiation of franchise agreement with major hotel chain


  • Born in San Francisco, California
  • Married with three children
  • Interests include sports and music

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1979 - present

Activities / Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member, Real Property Section
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1979 - present, Member, Real Property Section


  • McGeorge School of Law, J.D. 1979
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1975