Durgin Otterson Bruzzone LLP
San Francisco Office:
388 Market Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Walnut Creek Office:
1660 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (415) 234-3006 (San Francisco)
(925) 322-6132 (Walnut Creek)
Rick is a senior level attorney with substantial experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, including development, financing, sales, acquisitions and exchanges, dispositions, leasing, and property management.
His practice emphasizes commercial leasing and property acquisition and disposition, and extends to all phases of office, retail, commercial, and industrial lease transactions, including originations, leasehold financings, transfers and subleases, renegotiations, "workouts" and enforcement actions.
Rick has significant experience developing lease documentation for numerous office buildings and shopping centers; handling complex lease negotiations for landlords and tenants in a vast array of settings, including build-to-suits, sale-leasebacks, lease-equity and lease-purchase arrangements, and hotel, office and retail ground leases; renegotiating and restructuring anchor tenant leases in the context of expansion, renovation and redevelopment of projects; and analyzing and enforcing rights and obligations under existing leases.
Rick also has over 30 years of land use and development experience, both as a lawyer and as a principal. His expertise includes land use entitlement; subdivision improvement agreements; reciprocal easement agreements and owners’ association documents; option agreements for acquisition and assembly of land; architectural, engineering, construction and other service agreements relating to land development; acquisition, due diligence and hazardous waste assessment issues.
Rick also serves as outside general counsel to a number of companies with significant real estate portfolios, including his own, family-owned company.
Rick has been a program lecturer for the International Council of Shopping Centers and a number of different industry associations. Rick was named as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2005 through 2014.
A graduate of Stanford University, Rick was awarded an MBA and a law degree from the University of Santa Clara.