Paul N. Dubrasich



Paul is co-chair of the firm's San Francisco San Francisco Real Estate Development and Renewable Energy Team. He has a broad, diverse, 40-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, commercial finance, joint ventures, and real estate regulatory law. Paul's clients are 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 the planning and development of master-planned communities and common interest developments.  He regularly advises clients on related regulatory issues, including California Bureau of Real Estate (formerly DRE) processing. Paul is also a regular speaker on various aspects of real estate law at both State Bar and industry events.


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

Candlestick Point, San Francisco. Prepared the initial master planned community documents for this major planning and redevelopment area of San Francisco.

Transbay Block 8, San Francisco. Prepared managing documents for this complex mixed-use high rise master community in the SOMA area of San Francisco, involving 13 vertical airspace components, including retail, two affordable housing blocks, luxury residential condominiums, subterranean parking and amenity floor.

950 Market. Prepared managing documents, condominium sub-project documents, and consumer sales packages for this mixed-use master vertical airspace community on Market Street in San Francisco, involving hotel, retail, and residential condominium components, including subterranean parking.

Great Park Neighborhoods, Irvine, CA. Represented the developer in transportation demand management organization planning for this extensive master planned community.

Valencia Master Planned Community. Represented the developer in transportation demand management organization planning for this extensive master planned community.

Grand Avenue Phase 1, Los Angeles. Represented developer in the preparation of residential condominium component CC&Rs and managing documents for this mixed-use high-rise development in downtown Los Angeles.

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. Represented lender in foreclosure of the loan and sale of the development project as REO to new Sacramento development entity.

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

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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.

Awards &

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2021
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2006, 2021

Professional Affiliations

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


Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California


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