Eric O. Freeberg

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Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in San Diego, CA

Law Offices of Eric O. Freeberg
 | 2251 San Diego Avenue, Suite A-238
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: 858-756-6632
Fax: 858-756-3506
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (80%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
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    Mr. Freeberg is one of Southern California's preeminent Real Estate Transaction attorneys who has completed over a Billion Dollars of transactions in the last 37 years.   Mr. Freeberg has a reputation for cost effectively representing individuals and companies in their complex real estate endeavors with discretion, dispatch and integrity.  A former partner at Luce Forward Hamilton and Scripps (now Denton's), he has been a sole practitioner since 1992. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Freeberg is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States but for the last 30 years he has limited his practice to all aspects of real estate transactions and business transactions involving real estate.  Mr. Freeberg is a 1979 graduate of the University of California, Boalt Hall. 

    A recipient of an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1994, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1994, recognized as a "Super Lawyer" since 2007, and has been named one of the "Top Lawyers in San Diego" by San Diego Magazine every year since 2001, recognized as San Diego's Best Real Estate Attorney in 2012, and for a number of years was recognized as one of America's Best Law Firms by U.S News Best Lawyers.  Licensed as a real estate broker in California since 1995, Mr. Freeberg does not act as a broker but has extensive experience dealing with brokers and ensuring the timely closing of complex transactions.  He is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association where he is a former chair of its Real Property Section.  He is a member of the California Bar, but also has handled numerous large transactions throughout the United States utilizing local counsel when necessary.  

    Mr. Freeberg gives back to his community in a number of ways, including his activities in Rotary International as a Major Donor, and member of the Paul Harris Society, and his activities in the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club and Rotary International District 5340.  He is a former Director of the San Diego Muscular Dystrophy Association, former member of the Silver Circle Society for Wake Forest University, and a former member of the Steering Committee for the Colgate University Parents Fund.  Mr. Freeberg continues to have long-standing pro bono contributions as counsel to the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Foundation and Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Mr. Freeberg is also a Director and Corporate Secretary of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, and is also a Director, Corporate Secretary, Chairman of the Grants Committee, and a member of the Executive and Audit Committees of the David C. Copley Foundation. 

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    **The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Real Estate: Business
    • 20%Business/Corporate


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Eric Freeberg

    Admitted: 1979, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Law Offices of Eric O. Freeberg, PLC, is a recognized as a Best Law Firm in America for Metropolitan Tier 1, San Diego, Real Estate Law, Best Law Firms In America, Best Lawyers, 2010
    • Annually Recognized as one of San Diego's Best Lawyers (Real Estate) by San Diego Magazine, 2001 - Present
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate, 1993 - Present
    • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating, 1994 - Present

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • California Real Estate Broker

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Commercial Industrial Council, Building Industry Association of San Diego County, 1984 - 1991
    • American Association for Justice, 1983 - 1995
    • San Diego County Bar Association Attorney/Realtor Subcommittee, 1979 - 1986
    • Chairman, Real Property Legislative Subcommittee, 1983
    • Chairman, San Diego County Bar Association, Real Property Section, 1984
    • California Real Estate Broker, 1995 - Present
    • U.S. District Court Southern District California, 1980 - Present
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
    • San Diego County Bar Association, 1979 - Present
    • California Bar, 1979 - Present
    • Law Offices of Eric O. Freeberg, A Professional Law Corporation, 1992 - Present
    • Luce Forward, 1979 - 1992

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chair, Inaugural Polio Plus Campaign, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
    • Chair, International Service, Numerous Terms, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
    • Chair Wine Committee, Cheers for Charity, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
    • Chairman, Various Club Task Forces and Special Committees to Evaluate numerous Club Issues, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
    • Board of Directors, Numerous Terms and Current, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
    • Permanent Fund Representative, District 5340
    • Foundation Mentor, District 5340
    • Youth Certification, District 5340
    • Paul Harris Society, District 5340
    • Exchange High School Student to Japan, Rotary International, 1969
    • Benefactor, Rotary International
    • Paul Harris Society, Rotary International
    • Paul Harris Member, Rotary International
    • Pro Bono, General Counsel, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, 1998 - Present
    • Charter Member, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, 1986 - Present
    • Major Donor, Rotary International
    • Founder and Corporate Secretary, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club Foundation, 1996 - Present
    • Executive Board, MDA, San Diego County, 2000 - 2006
    • Muscular Dystrophy Association, San Diego Executive Committee, 2000 - 2006
    • Pro Bono, Legal Counsel, Torrey Pines High School Foundation, Stadium Improvement Project, 2004
    • Pro Bono General Counsel, Member Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Encinitas CA, 1982 - Present
    • Member, Pacific Legal Foundation, 1986 - Present


    • Represented Clients in Sales and Purchases of Commercial Real Estate totally $100MM annually.
    • Management of client's extensive real property portfolio including repair, leasing and ultimate disposition over three year period.
    • Representation of multiple owners in large scale mixed use real property dispute over four year period resulting in securing clients' position as the beneficiary of on and offsite infrastructure commitments from adjacent owners.
    • Representation of owner of $40,000,000+ real property portfolio including entitlements, leasing, management and disposition.
    • Numerous matters for exceptionally wealthy individuals involving the highest confidentiality and discretion.
    • Sale of numerous multi million dollar residential properties.
    • Sale of iconic Southern California resort. Purchase of numerous multi million dollar residential properties by clients desiring anonymity.
    • Sale of $20,000,000 improved real property located in Los Angeles with contamination issues.
    • Sale of numerous newspapers and related assets including the San Diego Union Tribune.

    Educational Background:

    • University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, B.A., in History, Highest Honors, 1972

    Industry Groups

    • Real Estate Transactional
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    Office Location for Eric O. Freeberg

    2251 San Diego Avenue
    Suite A-238
    San Diego, CA 92110

    Phone: 858-756-6632

    Fax: 858-756-3506

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