David M. Van Atta

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  • 525 University Avenue, Suite 600, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1921
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Note and Comment Editor, Hastings Law Journal, 1968-1969. Author: "Current Income Taxation Issues Related to Real Property Development," First Annual Institute on Tax Planning for Real Property Transactions, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1982; "What Every Developer's Successor Should Know," 6 Practical Real Estate Lawyer No. 3 (pt.1) and No. 4 (pt.2), 1990; "Using Letters of Credit as Credit Enhancement for Real Estate Loans," 5 The ACREL Papers 109, 1992; "Reciprocal Easements, Restrictive Covenants and Airspace Developments in Mixed-Use Developments," Planned Communities, 7 The ACREL Papers 99, 1995; Guide to California Subdivision Sales Law, Supplement, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1990-1999; "California Common Interest Developments Law and Practice," West Group, 2007. Law Lecturer, University of California Extension, 1976-1987. Adjunct Professor, Real Property Secured Transactions, Golden Gate University School of Law, 1982-1983. Chairman, Condominium Cooperative Housing and Subdivision Committee, 1981-1983 and Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, 1982-1986, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of California; Super Lawyers Northern California 2005-2010; Best Lawyers in America.

Areas of Practice (26)

  • Real Estate (Property) Law
  • Land Use Development Law
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Land Development
  • Land Entitlement
  • Subdivisions
  • Zoning Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Industrial Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Sales
  • Hotel and Resort Development
  • Condominium Development
  • Condominium Conversions
  • Condominium Association Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Common Interest Community Law
  • Condominium Law
  • Cooperative Housing Association Law
  • Mixed Use Development
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Arbitration
  • Real Estate Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
650-321-5700  Phone
650-321-5639  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Berkeley, A.B., 1966
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1969
Year of First Admission:
1970, California
Bar Association of San Francisco; American Bar Association (Member, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law); American College of Real Estate Lawyers (Former Governor and Past Secretary, Board of Governors); Anglo American Real Property Institute (Board of Governors, Director and Treasurer); Home Builders Association of Northern California (Chair, Department of Real Estate Committee; Member, Board of Directors, South Bay Division); College of Community Associations Lawyers; Community Association Institute; Lambda Alpha International; Urban Land Institute (Member, District Council Executive Committee).
Birth Information:
Berkeley, California, 1944
Recent Projects: Santana Row - San Jose, CA - Mixed Use Project documents; Millennium Tower - San Francisco - Mixed Use Project documents; Rivermark, Santa Clara, CA Project documents; Millbrae Square Shopping Center, Millbrae, CA leasing documents.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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