Eric O. Freeberg

Top rated Real Estate attorney in San Diego, California

Law Offices of Eric O. Freeberg
Eric O. Freeberg
Law Offices of Eric O. Freeberg

Practice Areas: Real Estate

Licensed in California since: 1979

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

Law Offices of Eric O. Freeberg

12636 High Bluff Dr
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130 Visit website


Mr. Freeberg is one of Southern California's preeminent Real Estate Transaction attorneys who has completed many Billions of Dollars of transactions in the last 44 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 40 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 at Berkeley, 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 since 2010 has been 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, 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 is Co-Chair 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.

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Practice areas

Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Sale of numerous newspapers and related assets including the San Diego Union Tribune.
  • Annually handle $100-200MM in transactions for various clients.  Handled $500MM in transactions in 2021. 
  • Representation of company that acquires office buildings, renovates them, and holds for long term gain in association with life insurance company that is JV partner of the client.  In excess of $250MM in transactions last few years. 
  • Representation of one of country's largest electronic recycling companies handling all real estate matters throughout the county.  Company stopped operating in 2017. 
  • Representation of foreign investor in the sale of 2 large multi family complexes in CO for $80MM. , 2021
  • Represented foreign real estate investment company in purchase of numerous large real estate assets across the country totaling in excess of $400MM. 
  • Sale of iconic Southern California resort. Purchase of numerous multi million dollar residential properties by clients desiring anonymity.
  • Representation of numerous wealthy individuals in the purchase and sale of multi million dollar residential properties.
  • Numerous matters for exceptionally wealthy individuals involving the highest confidentiality and discretion.
  • 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.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro Bono, Legal Counsel, Torrey Pines High School Foundation, Stadium Improvement Project, 2004
  • Director, Corporate Secretary, Member Executive Committee of David C. Copley Foundation 
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association, San Diego Executive Committee, 2000 - 2006
  • Executive Board, MDA, San Diego County, 2000 - 2006
  • Major Donor, Rotary International
  • Pro Bono, General Counsel, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, 1998 - Present
  • Paul Harris Member, Rotary International
  • Paul Harris Society, Rotary International
  • Exchange High School Student to Japan, Rotary International, 1969
  • Youth Certification, District 5340
  • Foundation Mentor, District 5340
  • Permanent Fund Representative, District 5340
  • Board of Directors, Numerous Terms and Current, 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
  • Chair Wine Committee, Cheers for Charity, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
  • Chair, Inaugural Polio Plus Campaign, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
  • Chair, International Service, Numerous Terms, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
  • Charter Member, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, 1986 - Present
  • Founder and Corporate Secretary, La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club Foundation, 1996 - Present
  • Pro Bono General Counsel, Member Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Encinitas CA, 1982 - Present
Educational Background:
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, B.A., in History, Highest Honors, 1972
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California Bar, 1979 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, 1979 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 1983 - 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District California, 1980 - Present
  • California Real Estate Broker, 1995 - Present
  • Commercial Industrial Council, Building Industry Association of San Diego County, 1984 - 1991
  • Chairman, San Diego County Bar Association, Real Property Section, 1984
  • Chairman, Real Property Legislative Subcommittee, 1983
  • San Diego County Bar Association Attorney/Realtor Subcommittee, 1979 - 1986
  • Law Offices of Eric O. Freeberg, A Professional Law Corporation, 1992 - Present
  • Luce Forward, 1979 - 1992
  • Annually Recognized as one of San Diego's Best Lawyers (Real Estate) by San Diego Magazine, 2001 - Present
  • 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
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating, 1994 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate, 1993 - Present
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • California Real Estate Broker, 1995
Industry Groups:
  • Real Estate Transactional

Office location for Eric O. Freeberg

12636 High Bluff Dr
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130

Phone: 858-756-6632


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

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