Michael San Giacomo

michael.sangiacomo dbr.com
Phone: (973) 549-7026 (973) 549-7026
Fax: (973) 360-9831


Michael San Giacomo focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial real estate, including the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of office, industrial and retail properties. Michael also represents clients in the formation of commercial condominiums and the negotiation of joint venture agreements, construction and development service contracts, and brokerage agreements. Michael has extensive experience representing clients in tax deferred exchanges of real property. Michael has also worked closely with colleagues in the corporate practice group to counsel clients on real estate issues in connection with numerous mergers and acquisitions.


Michael recently represented a client in connection with the sale and leaseback of five manufacturing facilities for an aggregate sale price in excess of $40 million. Michael represents a different client in the acquisition and financing of properties for development as self-storage facilities, and represents the same client in connection with the disposition of completed self-storage facilities.

Michael’s broad leasing experience includes representing a developer in connection with the leasing of a 250,000 square foot warehouse facility. Michael recently assisted a tenant in the leasing of a 125,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility.

Michael recently closed several construction loans on behalf of a developer of self-storage facilities. Michael also recently assisted a client with the modification of a $30 million credit line, secured by multiple real properties.


Chambers USA, Real Estate – New Jersey (2018-2019)
Raymond del Tufo Constitutional Law Award Recipient

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Michael San Giacomo has a varied corporate real estate practice, regularly advising on the acquisition, leasing and financing of industrial, office and retail space. He also has substantial experience assisting with the formation of commercial condominiums and joint ventures, brokerage agreements and construction contracts. Sources praise him as ‘a really good lawyer.’

Chambers USA (2019)

Michael San Giacomo handles a wide range of corporate real estate transactions, with specialist expertise in the formation of commercial condominiums and joint ventures, brokerage agreements and construction contracts. Clients praise the ‘top-notch’ quality of his work, describing him as a ‘good negotiator and a good technician also.’

Chambers USA (2018)


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1999, magna cum laude, Seton Hall Law Review
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., 1996


  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association

Michael's Areas of Focus