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Hans A. Lapping

Shareholder, Walnut Creek
Tel: 925.941.3292

Hans A. Lapping

Shareholder, Walnut Creek

Tel: 925.941.3292

Hans Lapping is a transactional shareholder in Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office. His practice focuses on retail, office and industrial leasing and real property acquisitions and dispositions.

Hans represents many institutional clients in leasing, buying, and selling virtually every type of real estate. From acquiring raw land for development projects to assisting some of the world’s largest technology companies with office and research & development leasing to representing national landlords and tenants in retail leases, his representations regularly include negotiating and drafting contracts, coordinating due diligence and closing transactions.

Hans currently serves as the firm’s Marketing Shareholder and the co-chair of the Firm’s Transactional Department and previously served on the firm's Executive, Compensation and Hiring Committees.

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law (1996)

  • Articles Editor and Topic Editor, Elder Law Journal

B.A., summa cum laude, Bowdoin College (1993)


  • Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA)
  • CoreNet
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Practical Law – Real Estate Advisory Board Member
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)


  • Hans co-teaches CoreNet’s “Advanced Negotiations for CRE Professionals” class and has lectured before the International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate, Practical Law, the Urban Land Institute, and the Contra Costa Bar Association. He has also held seminars for many of the firm's clients on issues including joint ventures, purchase and sale transactions and insurance and indemnity provisions in leases. Hans also publishes extensively.


  • "An Owner's Primer on Sublease Consents," The BOMA Magazine, March/April 2008
  • Chapter 1, "Contracts,” Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 3d (co-authored with Harry D. Miller)
  • Chapter 2, "Specific Contracts,” Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 3d (co-authored with Harry D. Miller)
  • Chapter 31, "Mobilehomes,” Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 3d (co-authored with Harry D. Miller)
  • "Financing Start-Ups Post 'Dotbombs',” Contra Costa Lawyer, August 2002, Vol. 15, No. 8
  • "Written Proof: Landlord is Entitled to Rely on Estoppel Certificates," San Francisco Daily Journal, October 5, 2000
  • "License to Steal: Implied Gift Giving Authority and Powers of Attorney,” Elder Law Journal, Spring, 1996, Vol. 4, No. 1


  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated (2011 – 2018)
  • Super Lawyers Northern California (2012 – 2017)
  • CoreNet Global – "Top Rated Faculty" Award Recipient (2013 – 2016)


  • Represented technology company in leasing over two million square feet in office and research & development space throughout California.
  • Represented technology company in leasing over 300,000 square feet of office and research & development space in Silicon Valley together with an option to purchase the leased premises.
  • Represented technology company in the disposition of corporate campuses and data centers in California, Arizona and Oregon.
  • Represented publicly-traded REIT in 250,000 square foot build-to-suit corporate headquarters lease in San Jose, California.
  • Represented one of the world’s most successful retailers in leasing flagship, street and in-line locations throughout the United States.
  • Represented technology company in leasing office and research & development space throughout the United States.
  • Represented technology companies in leasing over 100,000 square feet of office space in Virginia.
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest privately-held homebuilders in the acquisition and disposition of thousands of lots throughout Northern California.
  • Represented developer in the acquisition, development and disposition of multi-family residential projects throughout California.
  • Represented developer in leasing over one million of square feet of retail space including negotiating leases with some of the nation’s largest retailers, restaurants and entertainment operators.
  • Represented developer in the acquisition of real property throughout California for development as industrial and warehouse projects.
  • Represented privately-held sporting goods chain in leasing throughout Northern California.
  • Represented privately-held pet food supply store in leasing throughout California.


  • Hans enjoys traveling and skiing with his wife and 3 boys; oftentimes trying to satisfy both interest at the same time. Hans is also an avid hockey fan and a fan of whatever sports his kids are playing at the time.