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Joseph P. Martinez

Firm Member

Joseph P. Martinez is a shareholder practicing in the areas of real estate and business transactions.  Mr. Martinez represents real property and business owners, investors and managers, as well as developers, landlords, tenants, borrowers and lenders. His expertise encompasses a variety of sophisticated matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, equity investment, development, leasing and secured lending transactions.  Mr. Martinez is fluent in Spanish and English.

Education

Mr. Martinez received his B.A., cum laude, from Harvard College in 1992 with a concentration in Economics. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1996 where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Latino Law Review.

Representative Matters

  • Represents urban and suburban residential and commercial developers in documentation, negotiation and closing of real estate purchase and sale transactions, leasing transactions and real estate finance transactions
  • Represents interests of companies engaged in residential and commercial real estate investment and development transactions
  • Represents lenders and borrowers in documentation, negotiation and closing of commercial real estate-secured mortgage loan transactions (involving acquisition and development, construction, ground lease and(or) permanent financing for office, hotel, retail, commercial and industrial properties)
  • Represents lenders and borrowers in documentation, negotiation and closing of personal property–secured loan transactions (involving intellectual property, equipment, negotiable instruments, accounts receivable and(or) life insurance collateral)
  • Represents borrowers in documentation, negotiation and closing of commercial real estate-secured conduit mortgage loan transactions
  • Represents borrowers in documentation, negotiation and closing of defeasance transactions for commercial real estate-secured mortgage loan transactions
  • Represents landlords and tenants in documentation, negotiation and execution of office, retail, commercial and industrial real estate leasing transactions
  • Represents real estate interests of companies engaged in corporate merger and acquisition transactions
  • Represents real estate interests of companies engaged in bond financing transactions

Professional Affiliations & Admissions

  • State Bar of California (Agribusiness Committee; Co-Chairman 2006)
  • San Diego County Bar Association (Real Property Law and Business Law Sections)
  • San Diego Padres (Hispanic Community Leadership Committee)
  • Southwestern College Foundation (Board of Directors)