James “Jim” Frassetto

Shareholder
925.941.3263

As an experienced transactional shareholder, Jim has represented institutional and private real estate developers in all phases of development. His areas of focus include financial services, real estate transactions, and retail and commercial leases.

As an experienced transactional shareholder, Jim has represented institutional and private real estate developers in all phases of development. His areas of focus include financial services, real estate transactions, and retail and commercial leases.

Biography

With over forty years of experience, Jim Frassetto is recognized for his broad-based experience in the representation of real estate clients. As a transactional shareholder in Miller Star Regalia’s Walnut Creek office, his practice includes the negotiation and preparation of agreements for real estate, business, and commercial transactions.

Jim’s experience extends to purchase, sale, and option agreements, commercial leases, ground leases, and tax-deferred exchanges. From conception and investment through construction and leasing, he has facilitated every phase of commercial, industrial, hospitality, and mixed-use project development, both for institutional clients and for private developers and investors. Jim has also represented major domestic financial institutions in the negotiation of loan transactions and workouts.

A native Northern Californian raised in Castroville, California, on an artichoke farm, Jim has few interests outside his home state other than American music, world literature, major league baseball and European soccer.

Education

J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law (1977)

  • Order of the Coif.

B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1974)

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Awards & Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated (1998 – 2019)

Super Lawyers Northern California (2006 – 2014)

Best Lawyers® – Real Estate Law (2008 – 2021)

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August 20, 2020

Bryan Wenter At Miller Starr Regalia Named “Lawyer Of The Year” – Land Use and Zoning Law (Oakland) By Best Lawyers In America ©; Wenter And Nine Other MSR Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Recognition

Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, is pleased to announce that Bryan W. Wenter, a land use shareholder and principal author of the Land Use Developments blog, has been selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Oakland Land Use and Zoning Law in The Best Lawyers in America 2021©.  In addition, Wenter and nine other MSR attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

August 15, 2019

Miller Starr Regalia’s Eugene Miller Named a Best Lawyers In America © 2020 Oakland Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year”; Eight Other MSR Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Recognition

Miller Starr Regalia is pleased to announce that Eugene H. Miller, chairman emeritus, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2020© and has been honored for the third time as the Best Lawyers’ 2020 Oakland Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year”. In addition, eight other MSR attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© directory.

August 15, 2018

Arthur Coon Of Miller Starr Regalia Selected As Best Lawyers In America © 2019 “Lawyer Of The Year” Oakland Land Use And Zoning Law - 10 MSR Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Recognition

Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, is pleased to announce that Arthur F. Coon, co-chair of the firm's Land Use Practice Group and chair of its Appellate Practice Group, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2019© and has been honored as the Best Lawyers’ 2019 Oakland Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year”.