Scott Singer

Scott Singer practices commercial real estate and general business law. Mr. Singer’s commercial real estate practice includes: acquisitions and dispositions, real estate development, joint venture development agreements, commercial leasing including office, industrial and retail, lease disputes, lease remedies, lease remedy consultation and strategy, brokerage agreements, financing agreements, construction agreements and disputes, and all aspects of the ownership, management, construction and development of commercial real estate.

The primary focus of Mr. Singer’s commercial real estate practice is major office building and shopping center representation on behalf of both Landlords and Tenants, which includes leasing on behalf of various institutional office Landlords, and retail leasing on behalf of various publicly traded tenants. Mr. Singer counsels major landlords and tenants with respect to negotiating and structuring complex lease work out agreements. Mr. Singer’s business law experience includes: limited liability company, corporate and partnership formation and maintenance, restructuring transactions, business purchase and sale agreements, asset purchase agreements and financing, and partnership workout agreements and dissolutions. The majority of Mr. Singer’s entity formation practice involves joint ventures for the purpose of constructing, holding, or investing in real property.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Mr. Singer previously served as the director of the Contra Costa Bar Association, Real Property Section. Mr. Singer is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers, and has served on the program committee for approximately 10 years.

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS:

  • Representation of PetSmart in lease transactions nationwide.
  • Representation of Sprouts Farmers Markets with respect to lease transactions nationwide.
  • Representation of institutional shopping center ownership in lease and development transactions, including Regency Centers, Federal Realty, Terramar
  • Representation of RREEF with respect to major office leases in the Bay Area, which includes major transactions with publicly traded tenant organizations.
  • Representation of AFL-CIO Realty with respect to various office lease transactions ranging from 10,000 square feet to corporate campuses of 80,000 square feet.
  • Representation of ALF-CIO Realty with respect to all retail, office, and industrial projects in the State of California, including 400,000 square foot power center.
  • Representation Boeing Realty Corporation with respect to 25,000 square foot office lease.
  • Representation of Clarion Realty Services (ING Clarion), with respect to all office leasing activity in Major San Francisco office asset.
  • Representation of Hudson Pacific Properties with respect to West Coast assets leasing.
  • Representation of various shopping center developers in land acquisition, entitlement, construction contracts, leasing, covenants, conditions and restrictions, and sale of completed shopping center.

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Mr. Singer is an active author in the subjects of commercial real estate and real estate transactions. Mr. Singer contributes or has contributed to the following publications:

  • Miller & Starr, California Real Estate, 5 volume forms series – the most widely used and accepted real estate forms for California attorneys.
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar, “Office Leasing” 2 volume series.
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar, “Retail Leasing” 5 volume series (in publication)
  • California Real Property Journal, Real Property Section of the California State Bar; “Case Alert: Woodman vs. Sofa U Love” regarding acceptance of partial rent payments after the filing of an unlawful detainer.
  • Institute of Real Estate Management Newsletter “Subleasing from the Master Landlord’s perspective”.

Mr. Singer is an active and frequent lecturer on various subjects related to commercial real estate, including:

  • California Continuing Education of the Bar, office leasing presentations in the entire Bay Area (various locations) in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • Building Owners and Manager’s Association (“BOMA”), various leasing issues and toxic mold presentations
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”), various issues relating to work letters, including mechanic’s liens and bonding, and notice of non-responsibility issues
  • Sterling Education, various courses on lease drafting and California lease remedies

 

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