Alan J. Zuckerman

Partner, San Diego Office


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 Executive Committee (2014-present) as well as the firm's Management Committee (2004-present), and chaired the firm’s Business and Real Estate Practice Group.

Alan'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. Alan also provides real estate, business and contract advice to many of the 21 Regional Centers throughout the State of California.

Alan 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. Alan 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".


  • Alan is listed in the 2024 edition of “Best Lawyers in America®” for his exceptional work in real estate law.
  • For the past 25 years, Martindale-Hubbell has given Alan an annual Peer Review Rating of "AV" for legal ability & ethical standards. 
  • Alan has been repeatedly 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, Alan was chosen as one of San Diego County's 14 "Top Attorneys" in the "Real Estate/Construction (Transactional)" category.


  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association, Member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member of the Real Property Section
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee, served for two years as the Chairman
  • Building Industry Association of San Diego County, served for three years on the Legislative Committee
  • San Diego Armed Services YMCA, served for five years as a member of the Board of Management; Vice Chair and Member of the Executive Committee; Current Counsel to the Board