Alvin G. Galstian


Alvin G. Galstian is Of Counsel in the Firm’s Real Estate Department.  His practice focuses primarily on representing clients in the purchase and sale of commercial properties, commercial lease transactions, and in the development of commercial real estate projects.

Representative  Experience
Alvin  brings  significant  expertise  in  commercial  leasing,  purchase  and  sale, construction  contracts,  real  estate  development  and  general  real  estate transactions  in  multiple  jurisdictions.  He  also  has  considerable  experience in  corporate  law,  including  private  placements,  joint  ventures,  and  general corporate  matters.

Selected representative  matters  include:

  • Advising  a  publicly  traded  company  on  a  $150MM  corporate transaction  involving  a  significant  real  estate  component
  • Advising  a  private  equity  company  in  a  multitude  of  purchase  and sale transactions  nationwide  valued  at  more  than  $200  million
  • Representing  both  landlords  and  tenants  in  numerous  commercial lease  transactions  in  Southern  California
  • Representing  landowners  and  tenants  in  complex  construction  contracts
  • Advising  an  upscale  boutique  hotel  owner  in  the  negotiation  of  a  hotel management  agreement,  joint  venture  agreement  and  construction contracts
  • Representing  a  private  equity  company  in  its  acquisition  of  a privately-held  haute couture  clothing  label,  which  was  to  be distributed  to  high-end  women’s  retailers

Alvin  brings  the  wisdom  and  experience  of  a  broad  transactional  practice that focuses  on  representing  clients  in  the  purchase  and  sale  of  commercial properties, commercial  lease  transactions,  construction  contracts,  joint ventures,  the  development  of  commercial  real  estate  projects  and  other general  real  estate  matters.

As  a  former  corporate  attorney,  Alvin  applies  his  expertise  in  various  areas of  activity,  including,  private  placement,  mergers  and  acquisitions  and  general corporate  matters  to  the  most  intricate  real  estate  transactions,  providing clients  with  a  broader  knowledge  base  than  traditional  real  estate  attorneys.

Alvin  routinely  handles  large,  complex  and  innovative  real  estate  matters nationwide,  including  a  recent  $150  million  corporate  transaction  for  a publicly traded  company  with  a  significant  real  estate  component.  He  has also  represented  one  of  the  world’s  largest  publicly  traded  gaming  companies in  numerous  high-profile  resort-casino  transactions  in  Southern  Nevada, as  well  as  in  other  general  corporate  matters.


  • Real Estate
  • Hospitality
  • Construction


  • Loyola Law School, J.D.
  • University of Southern California, B.A.


  • California

Professional Affiliations

  • The State Bar of California
  • California Association of Realtors


  • Protecting Against the Gray Market in the New Economy, 22 Loy. L.A. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 507 (2000)

Los Angeles Office

9601 Wilshire Blvd, 7th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
T 310.855.3200 | F 310.855.3201
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New York Office

152 West 57th Street, 48th Floor
New York, NY 10019
T 646.876.2600 | F 646.876.2599
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