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Contact Information
San Diego Office
401 West A street
Suite 925
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: (619) 794-0050
Fax: (619) 615-2180

Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Real Estate


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1981
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1974




Jerome Grossman has a wealth of experience in real estate finance law and has represented clients in a broad range of general commercial and real estate finance matters for more than 30 years. He focuses his practice on Uniform Commercial Code secured transactions, real estate secured transactions, and other financing transactions, including advising and assisting clients from the initiation stage through workouts and restructurings.  

Mr. Grossman brings an in-depth understanding of the commercial mortgage-backed securities market, and for several years he devoted his practice to representing borrowers in connection with real estate financings bound for that market. This work was done primarily on behalf of tenancies in common, Delaware statutory trusts, and real estate investment trust subsidiaries. Mr. Grossman has also expanded his practice to include representing 501(c)(3) organizations in connection with bond financings of educational facilities, real estate acquisitions, and low-income housing.


  • Co-author, CEB Action Guide “Enforcing Security Interests in Personal Property” (2001-2016 editions)
  • Co-author, Secured Transactions: A Context and Practice Casebook (Carolina Academic Press, 2015)
  • Co-author, “Common Qualifications to a Remedies Opinion in U.S. Commercial Loan Transactions,” 70 Bus.Law. 121 (2014)
  • Member, Drafting Committee, Opinions Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California “Sample California Third-Party Legal Opinion for Venture Capital Financing Transactions,” 70 Bus.Law. 177 (2014)


  • Board of Governors and Past President, Financial Lawyers Conference
  • Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 1995-2000, including 1999-2000, as Chair
  • Executive Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2001-2004 and 2010-2013
  • Steering Committee, Opinions Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2001-present, including 2007-2011, as Chair
  • Editorial Board of the Business Law Section’s publication, “Business Law News,” 2013-present, including 2014-2015, as Editor-in-Chief
  • Law Firm Representative to the Working Group on Legal Opinions (, 2007-present
  • Board of Regents, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, 2014-present (inducted into College 2010)


  • Opinions of Counsel in Lending Transactions: Scope and Assumptions, Substantive Opinions, and Qualifications”, April 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “You Authorized WHAT?! A Cautionary Tale in Three Acts,” Financial Lawyers Conference, April 2015
  • Adjunct Professor, Western State College of Law at Argosy University, Spring 2015 (teaching a course in secured transactions)


  • Best Lawyers, Structured Finance, 2016 (first listed 2012)
  • Best Lawyers-U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers in America, 2014-present
  • Named by Martindale-Hubbell, in San Diego Magazine, as a 2014 Top Lawyer
  • Order of the Coif
  • National Merit Scholar


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