Biography

Brent Saldaña’s practice is focused on commercial real estate financing, acquisitions and dispositions, and leasing. His experience includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating purchase agreements, loan documents, and leases, among other activities. 

Brent specializes in development work, including negotiating and documenting contracts for major renovation projects. For example, he helped a developer acquire and transform abandoned hangars in Alameda, California, into useful and vibrant commercial spaces, a project that included acquiring the property via a lease purchase option, obtaining and negotiating construction financing, and drafting and negotiating leases and easements. Brent also has counseled an institutional investor in a multimillion-dollar purchase of retail condominium units in a mixed-use hotel development, a fund manager in several real estate and equipment purchases out of bankruptcy, and a luxury retailer in lease negotiations for retail space.

As a practitioner, Brent prides himself on being thoughtful, organized, and meticulous for his clients. He aims not to be a theoretician but a professional helping his clients gets things built. To that end, in his day-to-day work, he strives to distill the issues down to key, dispositive questions that will both speak to a client’s business needs and help move a project forward. 

Firm Highlights

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Raymond Sheen will speak at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar session, "Fingerprints, Facial Recognition, Permission? Oh My! Biometric Privacy Coverage Litigation Arriving Soon in Your State." Details: The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act...

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Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition

C.J. Higley was mentioned in the article, "Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition."  According to the article, the Transbay district Parcel F tower would include 165 condos, 189...

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Trade Secret Hygiene for Current Employees

Published on  ACCDocket.com . By Walt Norfleet, Smiths Group plc and Eugene Y. Mar, Farella Braun + Martel LLP In the first two parts of this series on best practices in protecting trade secrets, we...

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ABA 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime

Jessica Nall will be speaking at the 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime session, "Updates in Cybercrime: Are We Fighting an Impossible Battle?" Details: Information security has now become an essential part of corporate...

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Join Erica Villanueva for a discussion on "Coverage Arguments that Work in Court but May Backfire at Mediation" at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar. Details: In mediation, context is everything. Who are you...

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New Laws for California Employers in 2020

The California Legislature and Governor Newsom have passed a sizable list of new laws governing the workplace in 2020. Employers are, once again, advised to evaluate their workplace rules and practices to insure they keep...

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AB 37: State Tax Deductions for Cannabis Businesses

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End of a Decade - Checklist for California Nonprofits

As 2019 comes to a close, we thought about our customary note to nonprofit officers and directors to take a few moments to confirm that important year-end responsibilities have not been overlooked. But since this...

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Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say

Insurance Recovery Partner Tyler Gerking commented in  The Wall Street Journal article "Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say." In the article, Tyler said that such direct actions by a nation-state against...

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Farella Braun + Martel’s Jerome Braun Honored With Bill Edlund Award for Professionalism in the Law

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