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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Erica Villanueva Named to 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program

SAN FRANCISCO, February 25, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partner Erica Villanueva has been named a member of the 2019 class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows....

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The Uncertain Future of California’s Vehicle Emission Standards

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Ninth Circuit Asks the California Supreme Court to Interpret the Scope of Personal Injury Coverage

On January 15, 2019, the Ninth Circuit certified the following question to the California Supreme Court: Does a commercial liability policy that covers “personal injury,” defined as “injury… arising out of… [o]ral or written...

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Prior Litigation Can Impact Coverage in Future Disputes

GlobeSt.com March 6, 2019 "Prior Litigation Can Impact Coverage in Future Disputes" Insurance Recovery Senior Associate Shanti Eagle discusses how positions taken by insureds in prior litigation can impact or foreclose coverage in subsequent disputes...

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Emerging Contaminants: Coming to an NRD Site Near You!

What Are Emerging Contaminants? Emerging contaminants are chemicals in the environment for which the health risks—both human and ecological—remain unknown. They are also sometimes called contaminants of emerging concern, since the chemicals, or products...

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CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split

Sarah Bell will speak on the Strafford live webinar, "CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split." This CLE webinar will discuss the "indirect discharge" theory of Clean...

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Identifying and Preparing Expert Witnesses for Trial

How do you identify the key experts you need for trial? Once you have them, what are the best practices for preparing them for trial? How do these practices vary depending on your venue, and...

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Farella Braun + Martel Wins Benchmark Litigation 2019 San Francisco Firm of the Year Award

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel announces it has been named “San Francisco Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation . Farella Partner Douglas Young accepted the award on behalf of...

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Advancing the Careers of Women in the Environmental Practice: Obstacles & Opportunities

Sandra Edwards, Speaker, Advancing the Careers of Women in the Environmental Practice: Obstacles & Opportunities Join ELI-WELL for an inclusive conversation with women leaders in the environmental practice, exploring the unique challenges and opportunities women...

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CBD in Foods and Beverages? Not Quite Yet

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