Jonathan S. Gross

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Santa Monica, CA

Gilchrist & Rutter, PC
 | 1299 Ocean Avenue, Suite 900
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 424-744-3180
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1980
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jonathan S. Gross is a managing partner at the Law Offices Gilchrist & Rutter Professional Corporation in Santa Monica. Serving clients in Santa Monica, the greater Los Angeles area and throughout the state of California, Mr. Gross provides top quality and experienced representation to a variety of real estate and business clients dealing with matters pertaining to:

·         Real estate law

·         Real estate litigation

·         Business and corporate litigation

Mr. Gross began his career in law after his 1980 graduation from Stanford Law School, receiving admittance to The State Bar of California in the same year. Throughout his impressive decades-long career, several significant cases illustrate his skill in finding creative, effective solutions and his exceptional knowledge of the nuances of real estate law. These notable successes include facilitating the negotiated sale of a professional basketball team and arena and the negotiation and documentation of multiple commercial and residential properties.

His reputation as a leader in his field is noted by his awards and recognitions, some of which include his name on the list of The Best Lawyers in America and an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. He also maintains active memberships in several legal and professional organizations, including the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Los Angeles Headquarters Association.

In addition to his commitment to positive results for his real estate clients, he is also dedicated to community improvement. Attorney Gross served on the board of directors for the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation from 1996 to 2004.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (70%): Landlord/Tenant

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Real Estate: Landlord/Tenant

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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About Jonathan Gross

Admitted: 1980, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • “The Best Lawyers in America®,” Real Estate Law, copyright Woodward/White, Inc. (2009, 2010, 2014-2016)
  • “California Dealmaker,” Commercial Real Estate Journal (2009, 2008)
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer in Business/Corporate Law, Southern California Super Lawyers, selected by Law & Politics Media, Inc. (2006-2016)
  • “Who’s Who in Law: Angelenos to Know in Real Estate Law”, Los Angeles Business Journal (2013)
  • “California’s Top Real Estate Transactional Attorneys of 2013”, Los Angeles Daily Journal (2013)
  • Chambers & Partners, Real Estate Band 3 (2014)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Los Angeles Headquarters City Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, Real Property Section
  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • California, 1980

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Building Owners' & Managers' Association of Greater Los Angeles, Member
  • Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., Outside Counsel
  • Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Board of Directors, 1996 - 2004

Representative Clients:

  • Thomas Development Partners
  • Maguire Properties
  • Lend Lease Real Estate
  • The Equitable-Nissei Figueroa Company
  • CommonWealth Partners
  • Bayside District Corporation

Educational Background:

  • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.A. magna cum laude, 1977
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Office Location for Jonathan S. Gross

1299 Ocean Avenue
Suite 900
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: 424-744-3180


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Last Updated: 8/22/2017

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