Real Estate




        • Business Planning
        • Litigation Services
        • Purchase and Sales
        • Options and Exchanges
        • Leasing
        • Development and Management
        • Construction and Entitlement
        • Financing
        • Disputes & Unlawful Detainer
        • Collection
        • Last Will & Testament
        • Trusts
        • Durable Power of Attorney
        • Health Care Directive
        • Business Succession Planning
        • Commercial/Residential Loan Workouts
        • Commercial Lease Negotiation
        • Foreclosure Defense
        • Chapter 7
        • Chapter 13
        • Credit Repair
        • Credit Dispute & Litigation
        • Wrongful Termination
        • Sexual Harassment
        • Discrimination
        • Development and Management
        • Wage and Hour
        • Retaliation
        • Consulting


Hoffman & Forde, Attorneys at Law, is a premier Real Estate Law Firm in San Diego. We help clients evaluate the business and legal issues affecting the real estate industry and handle diverse commercial real estate transactions and financing. We provide a full range of services to commercial real estate owners, investors, lenders and developers, with expertise in the following areas:

Purchase and Sales

We represent owners, investors, brokers, lenders and developers in all aspects of the purchase and sale of real estate, including the structuring, financing, tax planning, negotiation, documentation and closing of transactions of all levels of complexity. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the purchase and sale of all types of commercial, industrial and residential projects.

Options and Exchanges

We represent purchasers and sellers in the negotiating, drafting and closing of option and exchange agreements for all types of real estate projects.


Our commercial leasing practice represents both landlords and tenants in the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of retail leases, office leases, industrial leases, ground leases, sale-leaseback arrangements, build-to-suit leases and subleases and assignments of leasehold interests.

Development and Management

We represent developers, owners, investors, brokers and lenders in the development and management (or and redevelopment) of projects throughout Southern California.

Construction and Entitlement

We represent owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors with legal issues that arise in public and private construction projects. Our attorneys advise clients in all areas of land use regulation and project permitting. We also obtain local, state and federal land use permits and approvals for our clients.


We represent project owners and lenders in the structuring and documentation of debt and equity financing, mezzanine financing, lines of credit, like-kind exchanges and other financing transactions.

Real Estate Dispute and Unlawful Detainer

We assist clients in achieving cost-effective resolution of a wide variety of real estate oriented disputes through negotiation and mediation or, if appropriate, arbitration or litigation at all levels. We handle all types of matters, from evictions, unlawful detainer actions, complex litigation and breach of contract disputes. We provide prompt service and accurate, timely information to quickly assist in the recovery of lost rent, attorney fees and court costs.

If you would like to discuss our real estate services, contact us today.