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Deborah M. Castles

Deborah M. Castles

Of Counsel

email  dcastles@lubinolson.com
phone   (415) 981-0550
fax   (415) 981-4343
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Deborah M. Castles is Of Counsel in Lubin Olson’s Real Estate Practice Group and Land Use Practice Group. She represents private developers and real estate development companies in land use and commercial real estate transactions.

Ms. Castles provides strategic advice to clients using the knowledge gained from her experience in private development with an expertise securing entitlements for major mixed use projects. She has negotiated, drafted, and processed  specific plans, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents, zoning and general plan amendments, project conditions of approval, urban growth ballot initiatives and annexations, development agreements, and owner participation agreements. She also represents clients in the acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate assets. 

In addition to her practice as an attorney, Ms. Castles served as a mediator and arbitrator for commercial cases during her three-year tenure as a member of the JAMS panel of alternative dispute resolution professionals. She previously practiced with Landels Ripley & Diamond and Brobeck Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco.