Fernando Landa

Crosbie, Gliner, Schiffman, Southard & Swanson LLP

6-7 years

Many lawyers talk about their ability to look at a matter from the client’s perspective, but Fernando Landa actually walks the walk. That’s because as a former general counsel, he’s been a client himself. A rising star in the San Diego legal community, he has been recognized for his quick intellect and ability to provide business owners with efficient solutions to complex issues where law and operations meet.

Landa specializes in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of commercial real estate assets. Focusing on transactional real estate matters, Landa has represented a variety of landlords and lenders in the financing, leasing, purchase and sale of hotels, office, industrial, retail and mixed-use developments throughout the country.

Landa possesses an expertise in distressed real estate workouts and the sale of commercial real estate assets, handling the sale of nearly $1 billion dollars of distressed real estate assets over the last five years. Representative transactions include the liquidation in receivership of Ever-Read Properties’ holdings, a portfolio of more than 30 gas stations and convenience stores in New Mexico, and the receivership sale of a Class A mixed-use regional mall and office building in Huntington Beach.

Landa is the 2014 recipient of the Morning Star Award, which was presented by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California. In 2012, he represented Trigild Incorporated in a 207,000-square-foot office lease transaction that received the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties REXIE (Real Estate Excellence in the Inland Empire) Award for Office Transaction of the Year. In 2011, Landa was named one of San Diego’s Top Corporate Counsels by The Daily Transcript and was selected by SDMetro Magazine as one of San Diego’s top 40 community leaders under the age of 40. In 2010, he was named Associate of the Year by the San Diego Building Industry Association.

Landa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science. He earned a Master of Science in real estate from the University of San Diego and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Landa is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the San Diego Building Industry Association and the California Receivers' Forum.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2014

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2014 Finalists

1-2 years

Wana Bernales

The Bernales Law Firm

Jessica Blas

The Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider APC

Irina Doliner

Gruenberg Law

David Gibbs

Law Offices of David B. Gibbs

Kira Guisto

Frantz Law Group

Amy Hsiao

Hsiao Law

James Kaen


Sasha Kamfiroozie

Law Offices of Hickman & Robinson LLP

Matthew Odgers

Law Offices of Matthew W. Odgers

Ronza Rafo

The Law Office of Ronza J. Rafo

Patrick Raue

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP

Parisima Roshanzamir

Gomez Trial Attorneys

Irina Sherbak

Law Offices of Irina Sherbak APC

Jayme Simpson

Simpson-Myrick LLP

Aisha Williams

Qualcomm Inc.

3-5 years

Lauren Bates

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC

Jeff Boerneke

Latham & Watkins LLP

Elizabeth Call

Green Bryant & French LLP

John Clayton

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Inc.

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Jason Evans

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Jenn French

Leventhal Law Firm

Jordon Harlan

Berman & Riedel

Nicole Heeder

Law & [M]ocean

Tim Johnson

Ogletree Deakins

Pejman Kharrazian

Epsten Grinnell & Howell APC

Jonathan Liu

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Stacey O’Neill

Jurewitz Law Group

Karen Potter

McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Ian Schuler

Lorber, Greenfield & Polito LLP

Brooke Tabshouri

Fisher & Phillips

Lisa Yun

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

6-7 years

Amanda Allen

Aguirre Allen Law

Rebecca Blain

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Jennifer Casler-Goncalves

Latham & Watkins LLP

Caroline Choi

Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP

Emily Fox

Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP

Jose Garcia

Christensen & Spath LLP

Fernando Landa

Crosbie, Gliner, Schiffman, Southard & Swanson LLP

Lisa Magorien

Andrews, Lagasse, Branch & Bell LLP

Alexander Maniscalco

The Loftin Firm P.C.

John McCarthy

Law Offices of John F. McCarthy

George Miller

Shustak & Partners P.C.

Dwayne Stein

Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie

Michael Weitz

Blanchard, Krasner & French

Craig Wendland

The Frost Firm

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Important Dates

Nominations Open September 15
Nominations Close October 31
Nominees Published November 12
Finalists Notified November 14
Sponsorship/Advertising December 12
Publication December 18



Timothy Hutter, Allen Matkins

Associate at Allen Matkins San Diego, Timothy Hutter's drive and passion for law have earned him recognition as a top Young Attorney for 2012 by The Daily Transcript.

Past Events

Young Attorneys reception

Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.