Alexander Hamilton maintains a broad-based transactional business law and real estate practice. He handles a diverse collection of transactions, including entity formation and structuring, real property purchases, sales and exchanges, commercial leasing, construction contracts and disputes, investment in real estate and business ventures, workouts of troubled loans, restructuring of commercial leases, acquisitions of debt, “green” building, sustainable development and the formation and capitalization of business ventures. He represents a wide spectrum of institutional property owners, sophisticated investors, commercial landlords, commercial tenants, private equity sources, retail companies, software companies, entrepreneurs and start-up ventures.
Mr. Hamilton is the author of the widely used California Real Estate Forms (Miller & Starr, West Group), a seven volume guide to the drafting and negotiation of real estate and construction contracts. He is also a contributing author to the Lease Negotiation Handbook (ALI-ABA/AECRE). In 2008, he was the lead author of Green Leasing in a Red Economy, California Real Property Journal, Volume 26, No. 3. Most recently he authored contributions dealing with Due Diligence and Title Insurance in Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions for the Lexis Practice Advisor (2012).
Mr. Hamilton has spoken on a variety of matters involving commercial real estate to groups such as the State Bar of California, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, the Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate, the Building Owners and Managers Association, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the National Business Institute and the Association for Corporate Growth, on topics such as Key Issues in Commercial Leases, Winning Lease Negotiations, Green Leasing and the Value Proposition in Green Buildings.
In 2009, Mr. Hamilton was appointed by Hon. Mayor Gavin Newsom to serve on the Existing Building Efficiency Task Force for the City and County of San Francisco.
Mr. Hamilton is admitted to practice in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California; he received his degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin (BBA in Accounting, cum laude) and his law degree from University of Houston Law Center (J.D., cumlaude).
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Hamilton was a Certified Public Accountant with the accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney.