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ERIC A GRAVINK

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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 for excellence and commitment. Eric is considered a leading expert in the state of California on secured transactions, foreclosures and real property tax appeals; his knowledge of these distinctive subjects is consistently sought by judges, peers, and clients alike.

In addition to handling a diverse array of matters, Eric's client base includes high profile real estate developers, large real estate holding companies, small commercial property owners, contractors, homeowners, attorneys, judges, accountants, and local celebrities. From small residential matters to some of the largest high-rise developers in San Jose, no client or matter is too large or too small.

Eric is an accomplished attorney, known for being an empathetic, resolute, and ardent advocate for his clients. After beginning his practice in 2003, he 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. Providing the highest quality of work to obtain the best possible results 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

EDUCATION

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

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

CLASSES/SEMINARS

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

Testimonials

“As Regional Vice President for Fox and Carskadon in the 1980’s, Founder and President of Alain Pinel Realtors in 1990 and Founder and CEO of Pertria, a real estate investment firm in 2004, I have had 34 years of experience in Silicon Valley real estate and therefore legal representation. I have worked with the best legal counsel available. I found Eric to be of such value that I have taken the time to share my assessment in this review, something I have never done before. He is accomplished.”

Helen Pastorino, CEO, Pertria, Inc.

“Mr. Gravink is a smart attorney who knows his area of the law extremely well. He works well with his client, doesn’t over promise, and is a good communicator. He is confident in his ability as an attorney and is an excellent problem solver.”

“Eric is a complete ninja when it comes to getting tasks done. He is honest as well as ethical in his approach, and will absolutely not waste your time.”

“Mr. Gravink has been our corporate attorney for over five years. He has successfully advised and represented us over the years. Mr. Gravink is straightforward with his advice, strong in our defense and a great resource for company. In all of my 30 years in the Real Estate business I have not found one other attorney with the unlimited amount of knowledge and resources that he has. We have referred many of our clients to him and will continue to do so in the future.”

Don Jessup, President, Silicon Valley Associates

“Eric has been working with our company for many years. In real estate, you need a lawyer that is in sync with the current market trends, knows the contracts, and works with our quick timeframes.”

Paul Middione, President, The Property Network

“I have known Eric for over two decades and he has always proven to be a go-to kind of guy. If you need an attorney you can count on I recommend Eric. He is tenured in business and knowledgeable with the services he provides. He is genuine and personable, no question he is the consummate professional. If you have a situation where immediate action is required with positive results in your favor, I am sure you will find significant value in Eric and the service he provides.”

Kenneth Lorell, PhD.

“I’ve have used Mr. Gravink’s services for many years and have never regretted my decision. He has handled many cases for clients that I referred to him. I’ve never had a negative feedback. He is easy to talk to and he explains the issues to you clearly.”

“*Outstanding integrity, commitment, and personal service! Hands down one of the best attorneys I’ve ever worked with! Would recommend Eric to anyone!”

“*Eric is a consummate professional. He was able to communicate all legal aspects of our commercial lease effectively and with the ability to help me, a non-lawyer, understand. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with any and all aspects of real estate.”

“*Mr. Gravink has helped me with the solution to a number of business and real estate matters. He is energetic, knowledgeable, and is a strong advocate for his clients. Although he is busy (a good sign in my mind), he always keeps me informed of what his daily schedule is and has never failed to return calls in a timely manner. He’s smart, and has litigation experience.”

“*Eric is very knowledgeable and professional. His approach to my contract was very thoughtful and thorough. Wherever possible he used plain language and examples to prevent any lack of understanding of the nature and details of the contract. He took the time to get a clear understanding of what I was trying to do. Eric did what was needed to protect me and my assets while creating a fair agreement that my lenders easily reviewed and signed. I have and will continue to recommend Eric Gravink to friends and acquaintances.”

Karen Bruntz, Founder, Naylor Homes, LLC,

“*Mr. Gravink helped me out tremendously. He is intelligent, honest, fair and trustworthy. He answered all my questions thoroughly and promptly. I’ve recommended him to three other friends who have also been extremely happy with his services. Mr. Gravink is a class act.”

“*After an unexpected death, Eric helped us with the transfer of property through a trust. He was able to provide an efficient review of the trust requirements and reliable recommendations for the transfer of real estate. Additionally, he provided guidance on setting up the property as a rental.”

Dr. Ann Hefner, PhD.

“I have worked with Eric and his law firm for over thirty years on all my real estate matters. Over my thirty plus years in real estate investments in the Bay Area, I have gone through many attorneys. I found him to be the most diligent, efficient and honest attorney I’ve ever met. I would recommend him to anyone.”

Henry C. Pao, President, Fortuna Realty Co.

“”Eric is approachable, accessible, and goes the extra mile. Because of his outstanding attention to detail, we knew that every “t” was crossed and every “i” dotted as we incorporated and gained our 501c3 status in 2005.””

Marlene Bjornsrud and Brandi Chastain
Co-Founders
Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (added 1/14/14)

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 for excellence and commitment. Eric is considered a leading expert in the state of California on secured transactions, foreclosures and real property tax appeals; his knowledge of these distinctive subjects is consistently sought by judges, peers, and clients alike.

In addition to handling a diverse array of matters, Eric's client base includes high profile real estate developers, large real estate holding companies, small commercial property owners, contractors, homeowners, attorneys, judges, accountants, and local celebrities. From small residential matters to some of the largest high-rise developers in San Jose, no client or matter is too large or too small.

Eric is an accomplished attorney, known for being an empathetic, resolute, and ardent advocate for his clients. After beginning his practice in 2003, he 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. Providing the highest quality of work to obtain the best possible results 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.