Marianne F. Adriatico

San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone213 689 7408

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Practice Areas

  • Common Interest Development
  • Land Use
  • Commercial Lending
  • Real Estate Transactions
Contact InfoTelephone: 213 689 7408
Fax: 619 923 3579
University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., magna cum laude, 1995
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1999 Notes and Comments Editor, West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy
Admitted1999, California

Professional Activities

•California State Bar
- Real Property Section
- Environmental Law Section
•San Diego County Bar Association
- Real Property Section
- Environmental/Land Use Law Section
•National Asian Pacific Bar Association
•Urban Land Institute
- Programs Committee
•California Building Industry Association
- BRE Subcommittee
•Lambda Alpha International - San Diego Chapter

BornQuezon City, Philippines, July 16, 1974

Marianne F. Adriaticopractices in the areas of common interest development, land use, commercial lending and real estate transactions. Ms. Adriatico has extensive experience representing developers and builders in the structuring of master planned, mixed-use and condominium projects and their regulation by the California Bureau of Real Estate. She regularly advises clients consisting if developers, investors, lenders and entrepreneurs in most transactional aspects of their real estate businesses, including acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing, entity formation and governance, and construction contracts. A portion of her practice focuses on the financing and lending aspects of residential and commercial acquisition, development and construction. She also advises in the areas of environment planning, including compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Protection Act, and state and federal endangered species acts.

Ms. Adriatico has experience drafting and structuring franchise agreements and advises on franchise disclosure documents.

Ms. Adriatico is a 1999 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and amagna cum laudegraduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2012-present
•Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP
- Partner, 2004-2012
•Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP
- Associate, 1999-2004

Civic and Charitable Activities

•Helping Hands Africa
•Kalusugan Community Services, National City
•San Diego Habitat for Humanity

Selected Publications

•Co-author, Key Calif. Supreme Court Decision for Developers in Resolving Construction Defect Disputes,ICSC Legal Update Alert, September 2012
•Author, Key Calif. Supreme Court Decision for Developers in Resolving Construction Defect Disputes,Duane Morris Alert, August 17, 2012
•Author, The Good Neighbor Agreement: Environmental Excellence Without Compromise,West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Spring 1999

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Panelist, DRE 101, May 2010
•Moderator, Bankruptcy Primer, California State Bar, Real Property Section, May 2010
•Presenter, CC&Rs: Getting Them Right from the Start, CBIA, May 2009 (Also at San Diego Office)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represented an operator of premier vacation home properties in a $10 million acquisition of a Missouri tourism center. Represented American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP), a NASDAQ-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), in a merger transaction valued at $3.1 billion to acquire American Realty Capital Trust IV, Inc., a non-traded REIT. The combined company as a result of the merger will have pro forma enterprise value of over $10 billion and is the largest REIT in the triple net lease sector. Represented a theme park in the acquisition, financing and renovation of its newest water park. Represented a national provider of post-secondary degrees regarding the handling of national lease-related documentation, including negotiating and drafting numerous commercial leases, amendments, subleases, subordination agreements, estoppels and termination agreements. Represented American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP), a NASDAQ-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), in its $3.2 billion reverse merger to acquire American Realty Capital Trust III, Inc., a non-traded REIT. The deal was structured as a cash-election merger in which the cash portion of the consideration will be limited to 30% of the aggregate merger consideration. The combined company ranks among the five largest triple net lease REITs in the United States. Represented owner and developer of industrial, office, and apartment properties in Southern California in entity governance and common interest subdivision matters.
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Marianne F. Adriatico

One Market Plaza, Suite 2200
San FranciscoCA 94105-1127


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