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  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.

  • University of Southern California, B.A., International Relations and French, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi

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  • California

Peter J. Breckheimer II

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Peter Breckheimer, a Partner in Glaser Weil’s Real Estate Department, represents owners, developers, private-equity investors, lenders and other sophisticated clients in all aspects of their real estate-related transactions, including:

  • The acquisition, disposition and development of major commercial real estate assets, encompassing retail, office, industrial and multi-family properties;
  • Commercial leasing transactions representing both landlords and tenants;
  • Real estate secured and mezzanine financings and loan workouts representing both lenders and borrowers; and
  • Joint venture arrangements.

In particular, Mr. Breckheimer has successfully represented clients in the purchase, sale and financing of retail shopping centers nationwide, most recently having handled and closed more than $1.75 billion of such deals throughout the West Coast, with asset values ranging from $5 million to just under $200 million.

Mr. Breckheimer enjoys working collaboratively with clients, colleagues and opposing counsel to ensure the finish line is crossed — no matter how straightforward or complex the process turns out to be. He recognizes that, to close any deal, each individual task along the way must be addressed and completed with both proficiency and efficiency.

Mr. Breckheimer received his law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he was a member of the Southern California Law Review. He earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and French from USC, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Breckheimer began his legal career practicing law at the international law firms DLA Piper LLP and Cooley LLP.

Outside the Firm, Mr. Breckheimer enjoys traveling, fine dining, golfing, photography and spending time outdoors with his wife and three children.

Mr. Breckheimer has been selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers list for each of the last four years.

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.

  • University of Southern California, B.A., International Relations and French, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi

  • California

  • Represent pension fund in connection with all aspects of leasing Class-A office buildings in Los Angeles and San Diego.

  • Represented private equity real estate investment trust in connection with acquisitions of fee-owned and ground leased regional shopping centers in California, Oregon and Washington totaling more than $900 million.

  • Represented private equity firm in connection with acquisition, leasing and financing of more than 20 office buildings located throughout the U.S., including acquisition of a $380 million portfolio of 13 office buildings in Dallas, Texas.

  • Represented institutional landlord in leasing marquee Class-A office buildings in San Francisco, including the Transamerica Pyramid.

  • Represented partnership of medical doctors in leasing medical office buildings in Santa Monica.

  • Represented private owner of retail gasoline stations in connection with the long-term lease of its portfolio of more than 240 gas stations to a publicly traded oil company.

  • Represented borrower in connection with its $1.44 billion CMBS loan covering a portfolio of 29 Class A office properties.

  • Represented several institutional lenders in connection with deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions for office and retail properties.

  • USC Real Estate Law and Business Forum, Executive Board Member and Planning Committee Member

  • Law360 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board, 2013 - Present

  • USC Alumni Real Estate Network, Board Member

  • Hillsides, H100 Member

  • Men's Guild, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

  • California Bar Association, Real Property Section

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section 

  • Building Owners and Managers Association International, former Governmental Affairs Board Member

  • Moderator, “Retail R/Evolution: How Shopping Malls and Big Box Retailers Are Adapting to the New Realities of Retail,” USC Gould School of Law’s 2018 Real Estate Law and Business Forum, April 12, 2018

  • Moderator, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Litigation Risks in Real Estate Partnerships and Equity Investments in Real Estate,” USC Gould School of Law’s 2017 Real Estate Law and Business Forum, March 9, 2017

  • Moderator, “Avoiding Ethical or Fiduciary Traps: The Real Estate Transactional Attorney’s Guide to Navigating the Ethical and Fiduciary Minefield,” USC Gould School of Law’s 2016 Real Estate Law and Business Forum, March 10, 2016

  • Panelist, “Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements from the Lender, Borrower and Tenant Perspective,” State Bar of California Real Property Law Section Seminar, January 26, 2016

  • Moderator, “What Works (and Doesn’t) in Real Property Contracts,” USC Gould School of Law’s 2015 Real Estate Law and Business Forum, March 12, 2015

  • Panelist, “The Art and Science of Operating Expenses,” BOMA Westside Regional Council, September 2010