Alexander J. Pugh

Top rated Real Estate attorney in San Francisco, California

Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP
Alexander J. Pugh
Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Business & Corporate, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 2006

Education: Columbia Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP

600 Montgomery Street, 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111 Visit website


Alexander J. Pugh is a partner in the law firm of Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP in San Francisco, California. He represents individuals in matters involving:

  • Real estate
  • Business law
  • Joint ventures
  • Construction law
  • Corporate finance
  • Leasing transactions

After graduating with a B.A. in economics from Trinity College, Mr. Pugh worked as a program manager at Microsoft for a little more than a year. He then decided to pursue a career in law and enrolled at Columbia University as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. During law school, he worked as a summer associate at the Latham & Watkins law firm. Earning his Juris Doctor in 2005, he passed the bar and obtained his license to practice in California the following year. 

Representing people in various real estate and business transactions, Mr. Pugh serves a wide array of clients, including hedge funds, private equity funds, individual and corporate developers, mezzanine and mortgage lenders, and real estate owners. He also has experience handling matters related to California broker licensing. 

With more than 17 years of experience, Mr. Pugh is well renowned within the legal community. He holds a “Very Good” rating on Avvo for his vast legal acumen and professionalism. As a frequent moderator at conferences across San Francisco, Mr. Pugh speaks on various topics such as equity, capital markets and market rate housing trends. He also serves as a board member of HealthRIGHT 360, the largest substance abuse and mental health nonprofit organization in California.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate, Construction Litigation: Business, Securities & Corporate Finance

Focus areas

Business Organizations, Contracts, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership

  • 60% Real Estate: Business
  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10% Securities & Corporate Finance

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Northern California Super Lawyer “Rising Star”, Thompson Reuters, 2016 and 2017
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University, 2005
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Moderator, "Market Rate Housing Trends" at BisNow's 2022 Northern California Multifamily Annual Conference, September 15, 2022 in San Francisco
  • Speaker, “Deal Structure Masterclass: Who’s My Equity?" at EisnerAmper Real Estate Private Equity Summit West, April 23, 2015 in San Francisco
  • Moderator, BisNow's 2016 San Francisco Multifamily Forum, October 13, 2016 in San Francisco
  • Moderator, “Creating Communities in Active Neighborhoods" at Connect Media's 2017 Connect San Francisco Conference, May 9, 2017 in San Francisco
  • Moderator, Bisnow's 2017 San Francisco Multifamily Luncheon, October 11, 2017 in San Francisco
  • Moderator, “Capital Markets: Access To Capital, Deal Flow, And More” at the BMAC Multifamily Annual Conference NorCal, November 1, 2018
  • Moderator, "Bringing People Back To San Francisco" at BisNow's 2021 The Return To Golden City, October 7, 2021 in San Francisco
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California
Educational Background:
  • Trinity College, B.A. 1999
  • I was the lead counsel for the borrower on this transaction., 2016

Office location for Alexander J. Pugh

600 Montgomery Street, 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-685-0594


2 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

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