“Practicing law is a pleasure, even after four decades. I’m fortunate to respect and enjoy my clients, and I value the trust they place in my counsel.”

In his real estate practice, Kendall brings 40 years of transactional experience to his clients, including Fortune 500 Companies, individual real estate investors and privately held business. He also brings expertise in construction law to his diverse practice.

As a trusted business advisor, friend and confidant to his clients, Kendall looks beyond legal questions, considering the business and personal issues which his clients confront and addresses those issues within the context of the counsel he offers.

Typical deals include multi-million dollar lease, ground lease, sales and 1031 exchange transactions involving commercial office, retail and mixed-use projects. While these projects span the United States, his practice is concentrated on clients and properties in Northern California, including the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley.

Key Areas

  • Commercial, office and retail leasing, acquisitions and sales
  • Formation of real estate investment partnerships and joint ventures
  • Ground Lease Development transactions
  • Construction contracts, architectural and engineering agreements
  • Tax-deferred exchanges and real estate financing
  • Real Estate financing

Experience & Affiliations

Representative Matters

  • Facilitated a $40 million tax-deferred exchange of an auto dealership for a shopping center in Northern California
  • Served as lead leasing partner for a 560,000-RSF 22-story office building in downtown San Francisco
  • Negotiated a $15 million construction contract for façade restoration of a historic downtown high-rise
  • Negotiated a four-building lease for a 700,000-RSF corporate campus in Pleasanton, California
  • Represented borrower-developer in a deed in lieu of foreclosure transaction for a million-RSF office tower in Seattle
  • Ground Leases as Alternatives to 1031 Exchanges
  • Extensive experience representing owners in luxury home development and remodeling

Professional Organizations

  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Civic and Charitable

  • Trustee, California Pacific Medical Center Foundation
  • Member, Harvard Club of New York City

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™