Jeremiah C. Kauffman

Jeremiah C. Kauffman


Jeremiah Kauffman practices in the areas of commercial leasing; land acquisition and development; real estate financing; purchase, sale and exchanges of investment real estate; and formation of real estate investment entities.

Jeremiah represents public and private real estate companies, REITs, and institutional and financial investors in connection with a broad array of transactions involving leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, complex financings and development of commercial real estate.  He has extensive experience representing both tenants and property owners in leasing office, retail, medical and laboratory facilities.  Jeremiah is experienced with negotiating and drafting commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, and partnership and operating agreements.

Areas of FocusReal EstateCorporate
Bar admissionsCalifornia


Recent examples of Jeremiah’s experience include:

  • Representation of landlords in negotiation of office, retail, R&D, and medical leases for single and multi-tenant sites; examples include:
    • Representation of numerous tenants in negotiation of office and laboratory leases
    • Representation of retail-based REIT in re-development projects requiring review and analysis of title, land use and leasing issues for multiple shopping centers nation-wide
    • Representation of REIT in the review of land use, title and survey for acquisition and leaseback of large portfolios of restaurant-based properties around the US
    • Representation of developer in acquisition, financing and re-development of $65 million mixed-use project in Menlo Park
    • Representation of international hotel brand in their acquisition of a $135 million flagship casino hotel in Las Vegas, NV
    • Representation of international institutional investor in purchase of over $500 million of loan syndications secured by US properties
    • Representation of global tech company in $40 million purchase and development of land for expansion of headquarters in San Jose, CA
  • over 400,000 square foot single-tenant office complex in Santa Clara, CA
  • over 200,000 square foot single-tenant office building in East Palo Alto, CA
  • over 80,000 square foot single-tenant office building in Palo Alto, CA
  • over 30,000 square foot office lease in multi-tenant building in San Francisco, CA
  • on-going representation in life science and bio-tech leases for landlord of multiple campus sites throughout Silicon Valley covering 1.5 million square feet of commercial space
  • on-going representation in medical office and surgery center leases for landlord of multiple properties in Palo Alto and Redwood Shores, CA
  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles
  • B.A., Temple University

Pro Bono

Jeremiah’s pro bono activities cover a variety of matters including:

  • Land conservation 
  • Low income residential eviction assistance
  • Community Empowerment Project and non-profit commercial lease drafting and negotiation
  • Clemency Project
  • Adult record expungement

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