Plastiras & Terrizzi featured in North Bay Business Journal

March 2, 2010

The North Bay Business Journal featured this article today which mentions Plastiras & Terrizzi:

Four agents, broker join Parkway Properties
Eisberg, Perlmutter, Angel and Walwyn more over from Orion

SAN RAFAEL – Parkway Properties Investment Corp., which has been handling commercial real estate transactions and property management for a pool of Bay Area investors, made a significant move further into property brokerage with the addition of a broker and four well-known North Bay agents.

Brian Eisberg, Jerry Angel, Martin Perlmutter and David Walwyn left commercial real estate brokerage Orion Partners Ltd. in late January to join Parkway.

Mr. Eisberg …. was attracted to Parkway for reasons including its investment advisory and virtually in-house real estate law counsel with Plastiras & Terrizzi.

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Advantages of Real Estate Syndicate Investing

February 23, 2010

Real Estate Syndicate Investing

In today’s economy, there are no sure investments.

Many investors have been stunned by steep losses in the stock market and real estate and have moved their money to safe investments like CDs and money market accounts.

As the economy begins growing again, many investors will start looking for investments which minimize their risk and chance of loss.

One way to minimize risk and yet still take advantage of the historical trend toward increasing real estate values is by using real estate syndicates to invest in larger properties which spread out risk.

A real estate syndicate is an unofficial term used to describe a pooled real estate investment group.

In a nutshell, it is the  process of combining capital from a group of investors to purchase real estate.

Real estate syndication allows a group of individuals to combine private savings to purchase larger real estate investments for which other financing is not available.

This method of real estate investing has been a popular method of financing the purchase and sale of commercial properties such as shopping centers, office buildings and warehouses.

Every real estate syndicate is different, and dictated by the terms of the agreement which is drafted to define the purpose and powers of the syndicate.  Typically these real estate investment vehicles are structured using some form of partnership agreement or limited liability company (LLC).

Advantages of Real Estate Syndicate

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Plastiras & Terrizzi in the Marin Independent-Journal and Contra Costa Times

September 25, 2009

The Marin Independent Journal and the Contra Costa Times both mentioned Plastiras & Terrizzi’s new addition of associates Thane Schultz and John Corcoran.

As the Marin IJ reported:

Marin attorneys Thane Schultz and John Corcoran have joined the San Rafael law firm of Plastiras & Terrizi.
Schultz, a longtime
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Marin resident, will focus on family law and general civil litigation. His previous work experience included stints with a civil litigation firm and two years running a family real estate development business in Australia.
Corcoran, a Tiburon planning commissioner, previously worked for a Silicon Valley law firm focusing on estate planning, employment law and small business representation.

Marin attorneys Thane Schultz and John Corcoran have joined the San Rafael law firm of Plastiras & Terrizi.

Schultz, a longtime Marin resident, will focus on family law and general civil litigation. His previous work experience included stints with a civil litigation firm and two years running a family real estate development business in Australia.

Corcoran, a Tiburon planning commissioner, previously worked for a Silicon Valley law firm focusing on estate planning, employment law and small business representation.


Plastiras & Terrizzi Announces Addition of Two New Associates

September 14, 2009

SAN RAFAEL, CA – Plastiras & Terrizzi, a San Rafael-based general civil law firm, has announced the expansion of its existing operations with the addition of two new attorneys with deep ties in the San Francisco Bay Area, Thane Schultz and John Corcoran.

“We’re thrilled with the addition of both Thane and John,” said managing partner Basil Plastiras.  “They are a great addition to the firm, and will allow us to expand into new practice areas, including family law and estate planning.”

A long-time resident of Marin County, Schultz has been practicing law since 2003, with a focus primarily on family law and general civil litigation. He also has experience working in construction defect, insurance defense, contract and real estate litigation, and medical malpractice.  Schultz also has extensive experience in business, having spent two years helping to run his family’s real estate development business in Australia.  Schultz is a graduate of the Santa Clara University School of Law and the University of San Francisco.

Corcoran joins Plastiras & Terrizzi after working for a law firm in Silicon Valley, where he focused on general civil litigation, small business representation, estate planning, employment law, and real estate law.  He previously worked as a public affairs consultant, working with various clients including as a consultant to the County of Marin on the successful effort to establish the Marin Energy Authority.

Earlier in his career, Corcoran served in the White House during the Clinton Administration as a Writer in the Office of Presidential Letters and Messages and as a Speechwriter and Press Aide in the Office of the Governor in Sacramento.  Corcoran is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law and UC Santa Barbara, and he currently serves as a Planning Commissioner for the Town of Tiburon.


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