Paul N. Dubrasich

Partner

Overview

Paul is co-chair of the firm's Resort and Residential Team. He has a broad, diverse, 30-year background in real estate transactions and development law. His focus extends to real property acquisitions and dispositions (land, commercial, retail, and multi-family), common interest developments and condominiums, broken and distressed project development, commercial leasing, commercial finance, joint ventures, and real estate regulatory law. Paul's clients are builders and developers of residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties, equity funds, pension funds, investment advisors, entrepreneurs, and other investors in office, retail, industrial, and multi-family properties. He is well known for representing clients in all aspects of common interest developments, including California Bureau of Real Estate (formerly DRE) and regulatory issues, and regularly advises on the acquisition and repositioning of distressed properties. Paul is also a regular speaker on various aspects of real estate law at both State Bar and industry events.

Representative
Matters

Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Prepared governing documents for the seminal phase of the massive Hunters Point Naval Shipyard master planned community.

CityPlace, San Francisco. Successfully negotiated the joint venture, and later the financial workout, for the mid-Market Street development known as CityPlace, San Francisco.

Discovery Bay. Planned and prepared governing documents for master planned communities such as the Discovery Bay, Discovery Bay West, Lakeshore, and Lakes communities in Byron, California.

Capitol Station, Sacramento. Provided key legal assistance for the pension fund lender in connection with the ongoing structured finance of the infrastructure of this high profile, privately and publicly financed redevelopment of a key district of Sacramento, including negotiation of loan amendments, intercreditor provisions in public grant documents, and sale of key affordable housing components.

Rancho Mirage Professional Center. Represented a large pension fund in purchase of medical centers in Rancho Mirage, Huntington Beach, and Los Angeles County.

San Mateo Police Site Redevelopment. Represented MidPen Housing Corp., a non-profit affordable housing builder, in structuring and negotiating the terms of a joint development and use agreement for a podium apartment project in San Mateo, California.

Cedar Gateway, San Diego. Represented the private developer in the preparation of easement agreements and CC&R's for this public/private mixed-use podium development, including both city and privately owned vertical subdivision interests.

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Redevelopment. Represented a major public/private housing authority in preparing CC&R's and joint development agreements for development of new affordable and for-profit housing within the former Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

Sheraton Palace Hotel. Represented international hotel owner in retail leasing matters for the hotel, including comprehensive lease workouts and renegotiations in the course of the major renovation of the historic hotel.

One Montgomery Street. Formed and represented a multi-national joint venture in the acquisition and later disposition of this historic San Francisco office building and original San Francisco headquarters of Wells Fargo Bank.

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Bridgeport and Crossings at Eden Shores. Represented a national builder in the preparation and negotiation of all management and constituent documents, shepherding the DRE public report process, and negotiating affordable housing agreements with the City of Hayward for this multi-phased, mixed planned development and condominium project.

221 Warren Avenue. Represented a respected real estate owner/investor in eminent domain negotiations with the City of Fremont relating to the re-grading of Warren Avenue for a new rail underpass, resulting in a favorable pre-litigation settlement for the owner, where others similarly situated invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in litigation costs for the same result.

Raymond Renaissance, Pasadena. Negotiated and closed the complex acquisition of the Raymond Renaissance, a high profile, distressed adaptive re-use condominium project in Pasadena, California, then in receivership.

Affordable Housing Condominium Projects. Provided planning/risk management counsel, constituent documents, and regulatory assistance to major non-profit builder for the development of affordable housing condominium projects in San Francisco and Oakland, including housing developments at Mission Walk (Berry Street) and 3rd & Armstrong in San Francisco and Mandela Parkway in Oakland.

Publications &
Speaking Engagements

Recent Publications

Recent Speaking Engagements

Recent Developments In Common Interest Development Law, California State Bar Real Property Section, Annual Retreat Presentation, 4/26/2013

Mortgage Financing Panel, 14th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, 11/8/2012

Mortgage Financing Session, Public Law Institute's Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, November 2011

Opportunities and Pitfalls In ATroubled Real Estate Market, CEB CLE Real Property Seminar, 1/30/2011

Positioning for Recovery: Legal, Finance And DRE Issues, HBA Northern CA DRE Fall Symposium, 10/23/2009

Residential Arrested Development: Now What?, 2009 Annual Real Property Retreat, 5/17/2009

Awards &
Affiliations

Awards & Recognition

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Building Industry Association of the Bay Area, DRE Committee, Vice-Chair
  • California Mortgage Bankers Association, Legal Services Committee, Member and Former Commercial Chair
  • California State Bar, Real Property Section, Former Member and Advisor of the Executive Committee

PRACTICE AREAS

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Education

  • J.D., Santa Clara Law School, 1980
  • B.S., University of Santa Clara, 1977