James Ginsburg is a veteran attorney and has been practicing law since 1968. He is a sole practitioner in Real Estate Transactions and also acts as General Counsel for The Bilak Companies, a company involved with the purchase and operations of shopping centers throughout the Western United States. In this capacity, he has negotiated and documented the sale and purchase of shopping centers directly and pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 exchanges. He represents landlords in negotiation and documentation of lease transactions and has formed many Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies for acquisition and development of real estate enterprises. Mr. Ginsburg has also negotiated and arranged acquisition financing, refinancing of existing debt, property improvement, new construction and restructuring of delinquent debt. He also represents clients in acting as co-counsel in complex litigation matters for purposes of providing business advice, planning, strategy development and coordination, and structuring, negotiating and documenting settlements.
Prior to working at Bilak Enterprises, Mr. Ginsburg had worked for the following law firms: Dryden, Harringdon & Swartz; Zagon, Schiff, Hirsh & Levine; Freshman, Marantz, Comsky & Deutsch; DeCastro, West & Chodorow, Inc.
Mr. Ginsburg received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was on the law review and earned his undergrad degree from the same university. He also played varsity basketball at the University of Minnesota. Mr. Ginsburg has active memberships with the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association since 1969.
Mr. Ginsburg has been married to his wife, Linda, for over 48 years and has a son, Richard, and a daughter, Elise, and three grandchildren.
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