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Brett Gladstone, Esq.

California Land Use and Subdivision Attorney

Profile

Brett Gladstone is a San Francisco real estate attorney whose expertise focuses on California Subdivision and Land Use Law, Condominiums and Planned Developments. Mr. Gladstone was born and raised in New York City and completed his undergraduate work at Harvard (Magna Cum Laude) in 1980 and then received his law degree at Duke University. Mr. Gladstone spent eight years on the Board of Directors of the Greater San Francisco Association of Realtors, and is active in the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.

Mr. Gladstone is a key member of the firm Hanson Bridgett. He makes regular appearances before Bay Area Planning Commissions, City Councils, Board of Supervisors, Landmarks Boards and Redevelopment Agencies, representing clients regarding development entitlements, and related environmental matters. Over his career, Brett Gladstone has acted as real estate development counsel to large commercial and residential projects.

Mr. Gladstone regularly lectures on a variety of topics, including real estate legal issues generally, development entitlements, condominium law, and planned developments.

Special Qualifications

  • Subdivision and Land Use Law
  • Subdivision Issues, Condominiums and Planned Developments
  • Subdivision and Condominium Law Practice
  • Public Hearings
  • Speaking Engagements

Curriculum Vitae

Career Experience

Mr. Gladstone is a key member of the firm Hanson Bridgett. He makes regular appearances before Bay Area Planning Commissions, City Councils, Board of Supervisors, Landmarks Boards and Redevelopment Agencies, representing clients regarding development entitlements, and related environmental matters. Over his career, Brett Gladstone has acted as real estate development counsel to large commercial and residential projects.

Mr. Gladstone was formerly associated with the 200-attorney firm of Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges (now Thelen, Reid, & Priest) and with Griffinger, Freed, Heinemann, Cook and Foreman. Mr. Gladstone makes regular appearances before Bay Area Planning Commissions, City Councils, Board of Supervisors, Landmarks Boards and Redevelopment Agencies.

Professional Certifications and Licenses

Licensed California Attorney and Real Estate Broker

Professional Affiliations and Awards
  • Lambda Alpha Land Economics Society
  • Former Member, Redevelopment Agency Project Area Committee (Mid-Market Street)
  • Former Chair, Board of Supervisors Drug Store Task Force
Education
  • B.A. 1980, Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude
  • J.D. 1983, Duke University
References and Testimonials

John O’Reilly, Esq. (former Chair of the San Francisco Bar Association Real Estate Section) Law Offices of John O’Reilly 244 Kearney Street San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 392-2860 jorlaw@msn.com

Jeffrey. Woo, Esq. Cooper, White & Cooper 201 California Street San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 765-6255 woo@mypropertyrights.com

David Gellman, Esq. Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Gibson & Harris 1388 Steiner Street San Francisco, CA 94109 DGellman@g3mh.com

Contributions to Profession and Community
Publications

Mr. Gladstone's recent published work includes "Limits on Home Building & Lofts Raise Prices for All" (San Francisco Chronicle); "Conversion of Rental Units and Stock Coops to Condominiums;" "Historic Building and Asset Preservation;" "Recent Changes in the California Environmental Quality Act;" and "Allocation of Risk in the Construction Industry."

  • "When Building, Plumbing and Electrical Permits Must be Obtained," San Francisco Apartment Association Magazine (April 1999).
  • "The Mechanics of Creating Condominiums and Planned Developments In California," California Real Property Journal, published by State Bar of California (Winter 1997).
  • "State Cuts Builders Some Slack: A Review of Recent Legislative Changes in the California Environmental Quality Act," California Builder (June/July 1994).
  • "Historic Buildings and Asset Preservation," The Recorder (October 3, 1991).
  • "Conversion of Rental Units and Stock Cooperatives to Condominium Ownership in San Francisco," published by Fidelity National Title Insurance Company (1989).
  • "Allocation of Risk in the Construction Industry," 46 Law & Contemporary Problems (1983).

Lecture Series Mr. Gladstone regularly lectures on a variety of topics, including Real Estate legal issues generally, development entitlements, condominium law, and planned developments. Over the course of his career, Brett Gladstone has acted as real estate development counsel to large commercial and residential projects, including the following recent projects:

  • Market Square, Downtown Oakland
  • St. Francis Bay Homes, Executive Park, San Francisco, 463 units
  • Mission Armory Condominiums, San Francisco, 173 condo units
  • Mission Gardens, San Francisco, 195 condo units
  • Vitale Hotel, San Francisco, 200 rooms