Eric A Gravink

San Jose, California

Eric began his law practice in 2003 and has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, “AV Preeminent,” which is awarded based on review by judges and legal peers and is awarded to fewer than 5% of attorneys in the United States.  Eric’s practice, like that of the senior members of his firm, is pioneering and has influenced real estate practices in California.  

Eric’s extensive legal experience encompasses all facets of real estate litigation and transactional work.  Along with his successful litigation track record, Eric’s achievements in complicated transactional work (involving the leasing and purchase of commercial property, land use and land development, entity formation and corporate governance, borrower CMBS loan negotiations, real property tax appeals, and easement issues) have garnered him a reputation of excellence, commitment, and positive results for his clients.  Eric is considered a leading expert in the state of California on secured transactions, foreclosures and real property tax appeals; his knowledge and understanding of these distinctive subjects is consistently sought by judges, peers and clients alike.

Like his practice, Eric’s client base is diverse, and includes high profile real estate developers, large real estate holding companies, small commercial property owners, contractors, homeowners, attorneys, judges, accountants, and local celebrities, just to name a few. Eric has been involved with some of the largest high-rise developments in San Jose as well as small residential matters. No client or matter is too large or too small.

Eric is a seasoned lawyer with a reputation for being an emphatic, resolute, and ardent advocate for his clients.  Providing the highest quality of work to obtain the best possible results for his clients is of paramount importance to him, both professionally and personally. 

Eric is an avid pilot and maintains FAA licenses as a certified aircraft inspector and mechanic with both airframe and powerplant ratings. Eric and his wife are raising their two young daughters in Willow Glen, where they have lived for the past 15 years.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California


  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose, San Jose, California
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2003
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Honors: Distinction
    • Major: Aviation


  • Lecturer, Department of Aviation
  • Lecturer, Property Law, Lincoln Law School of San Jose

Honors and Awards

  • “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • San Jose State University Aviation Advisory Counsel