Law School/Year: California Western School of Law, 1975
College/Year: University of California Santa Barbara, 1971
Real Estate, Business Transactions
I am a real estate and business transactional attorney. My real estate practice involves representing public and private companies and individual investors in the acquisition, structuring, financing, entitlement, sale and leasing of all types of real estate. I also represent numerous real estate professionals and consultants. As I have in each depressed real estate cycle over the last three decades, my current practice also focuses on representing lenders, borrowers and guarantors in restructuring of loans, loan workouts and in representing buyers and sellers of distressed real estate. My business practice includes representing clients in the planning, formation, expansion, ongoing operation, acquisition and disposition of their businesses.
In 1975, I started my legal practice as the founding partner of Kolodny & Pressman, a boutique real estate and business transactional firm. I have an outstanding group of clients who have afforded me the opportunity to grow a hands-on practice by allowing me to play a meaningful and ongoing role with their companies. I feel very fortunate to be able to represent our firm's clients in analyzing the viability of potential ventures, helping structure, negotiate and ultimately document the transaction.
My professional affiliation have included the San Diego County Bar Association, California State Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Association of Homebuilders, Urban Land Institute, Building Industry Association of San Diego, Lambda Alpha International, New Car Dealers Association, Restaurant Tavern Associations and other trade organizations.
I have been married to my wife, Martha, for over 25 years. She owns a local landscape design and contracting company. I have two wonderful daughters, Lauren, who graduated from Brown University and recently returned from a year working for the Clinton Foundation in New Delhi, and Carina, who just graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. I enjoy the outdoors, love to ski, bike, hike, swim and travel. My passion is cooking and enjoying food and wine with good friends and family.