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Alan J. Zuckerman is a partner in the Firm's San Diego office whose practice focuses on real estate and business transactions, as well as the representation of California Regional Centers. He has held various leadership positions in the firm, including membership on the firm's Executive Committee (2014-2023) and the firm’s Management Committee (2004-2023).

Mr. Zuckerman's practice includes real property sales transactions, commercial lease negotiations and construction contracts. Alan also provides real estate, business and contract advice to the majority of the 21 Regional Centers throughout the State of California who serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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 at various statewide ARCA Administrators’ meetings for Regional Centers on the following topics: (i) Leasing; (ii) California Contracts for Regional Centers; (iii) HIPAA;  and (iv) Vendor Ownership Structures and Form DS 1891.


Mr. Zuckerman 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 its highest 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.

Admissions & Associations

State Bar of California

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

American Bar Association, Member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Practice Groups

UCLA School of Law, J.D.

University of California, Los Angeles, A.B.
magna cum laude

Awards & Recognitions