Bruce Ring

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Bruce Ring



   Areas of Experience

Acquisition, Disposition and Development of Property
Commercial and Retail Leasing
Real Property Finance
Joint Ventures
General Business Transactions


J.D., with honors,

Univ. San Francisco, 1981
B.A., Environmental Studies,

UC- Berkeley, 1978


State of California Bar Association; Real Estate Section

Professional Activities

Board of Directors HomeAid Northern California; Chair in 2011

Bruce Ring has more than 30 years of experience representing landlords, tenants, homebuilders, developers, investors, financial institutions and receivers in complex real estate transactions.

Bruce’s practice includes the structuring, documentation and negotiation of real estate transactions, including acquisition, sale, exchange, development and redevelopment; office, industrial and retail leasing; construction and permanent financing; and joint ventures. He has extensive experience in representing home building companies in all aspects of single and multi-family residential developments, apartment developers, and commercial developers in the development of office and industrial buildings, shopping centers and mixed-use projects. He also represents institutional and private lenders in commercial and real estate lending transactions.

Bruce’s experience includes the following representative real estate matters for his clients:

  • Negotiation of a Disposition and Development Agreement with the Redevelopment Agency of a major San Francisco Bay Area city for the redevelopment of a 26-acre site, and in the negotiation of related project financing, the sale and leasing of pads, and the ultimate sale of the shopping center

  • The sale of a seven office-building complex by the Indiana Department of Insolvency for an insolvent insurance company in receivership, together with the assignment of a note and deed of trust secured by an eighth building in the same complex

  • The acquisition by a publicly traded home building company of the assets of a privately held home building company, including membership interests in existing project limited liability companies, with a value in excess of $80,000,000

  • The acquisition of a 550 lot single family residential subdivision for a home building company, with subsequent land bank financing of the project

  • The acquisition of an 82 unit condominium project in San Francisco, California, for a home building company, by means of the acquisition of membership interests in, and the formation of an off-balance sheet entity with the limited liability company that owned the project

  • Representation of an overseas entity in the acquisition of a winery in Sonoma County, California, and the representation of a Napa County, California winery in the sale of its real estate and winery business

  • Representation of shopping center developers and owners in their leasing of space to national, regional and local retailers

  • Representation of two Western United States regional restaurant chains in the leasing of new locations in connection with their expansion plans

Bruce’s experience also includes a broad range of general business matters including the structuring of entities and transactions, and entity level and asset acquisitions of businesses. Prior to joining Ring Hunter Holland & Schenone, Bruce was with another regional law firm located in Walnut Creek for 24 years. Bruce has been recognized as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” in the Law & Politics magazine surveys since their inception in 2004 through 2019, and has been AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbel since 1997.