Eric O. Freeberg

Eric O. Freeberg: Attorney with Law Offices of Eric O. Freeberg A Professional Law Corporation AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

Legal Career

• Law Offices of Eric O. Freeberg, A Professional Law Corporation, (1992-).

• Luce Forward, (1979-1992).

Recognition

• The Firm has achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell.

• The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate, (1993-).

• Annually recognized as one of San Diego's Best Lawyers (Real Estate) by San Diego Magazine, (2001-).

• Selected to San Diego Super Lawyers, Real Estate, (2007-).

• Selected to Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, (2009 and 2011).

Professional Affiliations

• California Bar, (1979-).

• San Diego County Bar Association, (1979-).

• The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, (1983-1995).

• Admitted U.S. Supreme Court, (1987).

• Southern District, U.S. Federal Court, (1980-).

• California real estate broker, (1995-).

• Building Industry Association of San Diego County, Commercial Industrial Council, (1984-1991).

• San Diego County Bar Association: Chairman, Real Property Section, (1984).

• Chairman, Real Property Legislative Subcommittee, (1983).

• San Diego County Bar Association Attorney/Realtor Subcommittee, (1979-1986).

Education

• J.D. University of California, Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA, (1979).

• B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, B.A., History, Highest Honors, (1972).

Community Service

• General Counsel (Pro Bono) and member, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Encinitas, CA, (1982-).

• Legal Counsel (Pro Bono) Torrey Pines High School Foundation, Stadium Improvement Project, (2004).

• Muscular Dystrophy Association, San Diego Executive Committee, (2000-2006).

• Member, Pacific Legal Foundation, (1986-).

• Executive Board, MDA, San Diego County, (2000-2006).

Rotary Club

• General Counsel (Pro Bono) La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, (1998-).

• Charter Member, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, (1986-).

• Founder and Corporate Secretary, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club Foundation, (1996-).

• Major Donor, Rotary International.

Recent Transactions

• Sale of numerous newspapers and related assets including the San Diego Union Tribune.

• Sale of $20,000,000 improved real property located in Los Angeles with contamination issues.

• Sale of iconic Southern California resort.

• Purchase of numerous multi million dollar residential properties by clients desiring anonymity.

• Sale of numerous multi million dollar residential properties.

• Numerous matters for exceptionally wealthy individuals involving the highest confidentiality and discretion.

• Representation of owner of $40,000,000+ real property portfolio including entitlements, leasing, management and disposition.

• Sale of $4,000,000 Copley library.

• Representation of multiple owners in large scale mixed use real property dispute over four year period resulting in securing clients' position as the beneficiary of on and offsite infrastructure commitments from adjacent owners.

• Management of client's extensive real property portfolio including repair, leasing and ultimate disposition over three year period.

• Representation of large hazardous waste processor in relocation to new facilities involving lease, option and future purchase of $13,000,000 facility in Northern California.

Previous Experience

• Hundreds of purchase and sale transactions representing developers and investors involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

• Real estate counsel responsible for all aspects of the development and construction of America Tower located in downtown San Diego.

• Previously outside special counsel for all commercial and residential development by Great American Development Company and many other San Diego based financial institutions involving hundreds of joint ventures and real property and partnership transactions.

• Represented numerous national lenders in large construction and A&D loans involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

• Numerous receiverships, foreclosures, litigation and workouts involving multi million dollar loans secured by real property.

Areas of Practice (40)

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation Partnerships
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Business Law
  • Disputes
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Planning
  • Zoning Law
  • Arbitration
  • Residential developers
  • Retail developers
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate Sales
  • Industrial Real Estate Law
  • Shopping Center Acquisitions
  • Shopping Center Development
  • Shopping Center Law
  • Retail Development
  • Business Development
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Formation
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Successions
  • Business Transactions
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Small Business Law
  • Business Disputes
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Incorporation
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Lenders
  • Investors

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-560-8190  Phone
858-756-6632  Phone
858-756-3506  Fax
www.freeberglaw.com
University Attended:
University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A., History, Highest Honors, 1972
Law School Attended:
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1979
Admission:
1979, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1979, California; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court
ISLN:
907280741
Transactions:
Sale of numerous newspapers and related assets including the San Diego Union Tribune; Sale of $20,000,000 improved real property located in Los Angeles with contamination issues; Sale of iconic Southern California resort; Purchase of numerous multi-million dollar residential properties by clients desiring anonymity; Sale of numerous multi-million dollar residential properties; Numerous matters for exceptionally wealthy individuals involving the highest confidentiality and discretion; Representation of owner of $40,000,000+ real property portfolio including entitlements, leasing, management and disposition; Sale of $4,000,000 Copley library; Representation of multiple owners in large scale mixed use real property dispute over four year period resulting in securing clients' position as the beneficiary of on and offsite infrastructure commitments from adjacent owners; Management of client's extensive real property portfolio including repair, leasing and ultimate disposition over three year period; Representation of large hazardous waste processor in relocation to new facilities involving lease, option and future purchase of $13,000,000 facility in Northern California.

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

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