Four lawyers with HechtSolberg have been designated among the Best Lawyers in America© for 2017 in a total of seven practice areas. The selections were made based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation involving thousands of leading lawyers throughout the United States.
“Three of the honorees, John Hecht, David Bagley II and Paul Robinson, have been listed consistently for 10 years in the area of Real Estate Law, illustrating the firm’s distinction and longevity in serving the real estate investment and development industry,” said Mickey Maher, managing partner at HechtSolberg. “They were joined by Darryl Solberg, who was recognized in three separate practice areas: Business Organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), Corporate Law and Real Estate Law.”
Hecht, who rejoined the firm as “of counsel” in 2015 after a brief retirement, was first honored by Best Lawyers in America in 2007. His practice centers on Common Interest Developments. His imprint is found in the structures of master-planned communities throughout Southern California, including Rancho Bernardo, Laguna Niguel, Rancho del Rey, Liberty Station, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Bressi Ranch and Scripps Ranch Villages, among others. Hecht joined the firm that bears his name in 1973.
Solberg joined HechtSolberg in 1973, concentrating on both general business and real estate transactions, including business planning and entity structuring and formation, operation and termination of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. His practice also includes real property purchases and sales contracts, representation of closely held businesses and publicly traded companies involved in all aspects of real estate and the representation of numerous non-profit organizations.
Robinson, who was honored in Best Lawyers in America 2017 for his practice of Real Estate Law and Land Use and Zoning Law, joined HechtSolberg in 1980. Last year Robinson was named “Lawyer of the Year” in San Diego for Land Use and Zoning Law. His practice focuses on land use, environmental and governmental law. He has extensive experience in negotiating with and appearing before all public agencies with land use jurisdiction in the San Diego County region.
Bagley, who joined HechtSolberg in 1985, has been recognized in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006. In 2015, he was honored as the San Diego “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate Law. He represents both borrowers and secured lenders in the area of real estate finance, and advises clients in the areas of commercial leasing, real property acquisition and development, joint ventures, residential development and sales.
Since it was first published in 1983 by Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.