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Musick Peeler PROFESSIONALS INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCED ACCESSIBLE
ALAN J. ZUCKERMAN
PARTNER

Experience

Alan J. Zuckerman is a partner in the firm's San Diego office who specializes in real estate and business transactions. He is a member of the firm's Execitive Committee.  Between 2004 and 2013 Mr. Zuckerman served on the firm's Management Committee and chaired the firm’s Business and Real Estate Practice Group.

Mr. Zuckerman’s expertise is in real estate and contract law, including real property sales transactions, commercial lease negotiations and construction contracts. He also provides expert counsel in secured real property loan transactions, common interest development projects, mechanics' lien law and easement matters. He represents purchasers and sellers of real property, contractors, brokerages, real estate agents, commercial landlords and tenants, San Diego County's regional multiple-listing-service corporation and various common interest development communities in San Diego County. Mr. Zuckerman also provides real estate, business and contract advice to many of the 21 Regional Centers throughout the State of California.

Mr. Zuckerman served for two years as the Chairman of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee. Mr. Zuckerman has also served for three years on the Legislative Committee of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County. Mr. Zuckerman served for five years as a member of the Board of Management of the San Diego Armed Services YMCA. In 2007 and 2008, he was the Vice Chair of this organization and served on its Executive Committee. He currently holds the position of Counsel to the Board.

Since 1999, Maritndale-Hubbell has given Mr. Zuckerman an annual Peer Review Rating of "AV" for legal ability & ethical standards.  In each of the past six years Mr. Zuckerman has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top real estate attorneys in San Diego County. In a survey conducted by the San Diego Daily Transcript of 6,500 San Diego County lawyers, Mr. Zuckerman was chosen as one of San Diego County's 14 "Top Attorneys" in the "Real Estate/Construction (Transactional)" category.

Mr. Zuckerman lectures and has published articles in local publications on current developments in real property law, notably involving leases and mechanics' lien laws, and laws affecting real estate brokers and agents. He has served as a speaker on the following panels: Drafting & Negotiating Office Leases, sponsored by California’s Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB); Advanced Course of Study: Commercial Real Property Leases, sponsored by CEB; Drafting & Negotiating Office Leases, sponsored by CEB; Fundamentals of Construction Law, sponsored by Sterling Education Services; and Commercial Real Estate Leases, sponsored by Law Seminars International. Mr. Zuckerman has also presented lectures to the Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) entitled "Leasing Tips for Regional Centers" and "Selected Provisions in California Contracts for Regional Centers".

Mr. Zuckerman is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Real Property Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, A.B., magna cum laude, 1981
  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., 1984

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
Alan J. Zuckerman
Office: San Diego
Phone: (619) 525-2529
Fax: (619) 231-1234
Email: Alan J. Zuckerman
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