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Hans A. Lapping

Shareholder, Walnut Creek
Tel: 925.941.3292
Email: hans.lapping@msrlegal.com

Hans A. Lapping

Shareholder, Walnut Creek

Tel: 925.941.3292
Email:

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

Hans represents many institutional clients in buying, selling and leasing virtually every type of real estate. From acquiring raw land for development projects to assisting large technology companies with office leasing and disputes 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 previously served on the firm's Executive, Compensation and Hiring Committees as well as the Chair of the Transactional Department.

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

  • Articles Editor and Topic Editor, Elder Law Journal
  • Dean's List
  • Harno Scholar

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

  • James Bowdoin Scholar

ASSOCIATIONS

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

SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS

  • Hans has lectured before the International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate, CoreNet, Practical Law, the Urban Land Institute, the Contra Costa Bar Association and 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.

PUBLICATIONS

  • "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

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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