LAW OFFICES OF V. FRANK ASARO, contact  me LAW OFFICES OF V. FRANK ASARO, Lawyer, Mediator, Arbitrator
LAW OFFICES OF V. FRANK ASARO, Of Counsel to Law Firm of Mitchell and Gilleon
LAW OFFICES OF V. FRANK ASARO, Lawyer , Mediator, Arbitrator


LEGAL EXPERIENCE , AREAS OF PRACTICE (Real Estate, Business, and Corporations; transactions as well as litigation)

  • Outside transactional and litigation legal counsel to $3-billion-dollar-multi-national, public corporation real estate construction company (7 years).
  • Transactions and litigation counsel for $400 million NYSE public multi-location corporate builder real estate development company (8 years).
  • For a hotel chain corporation, providing all legal services for acquisition of sites, zoning and permits, construction and take-out financing, secured transactions, construction legal issues, contracts and liens and all operations, sale of projects, labor issues, title insurance and all aspects of real estate/development/finance law.
  • Counsel responsible for forming, financing and assisting in the successful NASDAQ public offering of a multi-location high technology company.
  • Other private practice experience ranges from setting up companies, partnerships and LLC's, litigating hundreds of real estate cases, supervising proxy fights, annual shareholder's meetings and disputes, wrongful termination and other employment and union issues, innumerable contract and lease preparations, negotiations, international and national licensing, patents and patent claims and litigation, SEC regulations and disputes, underwriter issues, product liability, construction defect issues, labor and OSHA regulations, ships, ship sinking, shipyards, landslides, residential development, shopping centers, hotels, manufacturers, banking, savings and loans, title insurance companies and environmental cleanup litigation and a myriad of other categories with emphasis in real estate.
  • Mediator, Arbitrator and Legal Consultant


  • Developed from acquisition, rezoning through financing and construction; directed sell-off of $15 million 72-townhouse project. Co-operated multi-faceted hotels, condominiums, apartments, shopping centers 100 million-dollar company during three-year successful Chapter 11 proceeding.


  • Lawyer - Clerk to Justice Coughlin, California District Court of Appeal (1 year): (significant contribution to the landmark Greenman v Yuba Power strict liability opinion.)
  • Eight years partner with the major real estate and corporate law firm of Jenkins & Perry (since merged with other firms).
  • Ten years partner in the law firm of Gant and Asaro.
  • Senior partner/attorney of the Law Office of Asaro, Gattis and Sullivan; Asaro and Long, and V. Frank Asaro and Associates (aggregate 15 years).


  • $330 per hour, adjustable depending on issues, case and circumstances.


  • BA San Diego State; Loyola Law; J.D., LLB, Southwestern; Top scores, reasoning sec. LSAT and Astronomy final; Mediation School Certificate holder


  • In recognition: Highest attorney peer rating, A.v. by Martindale-Hubbell; Served as Judge Pro Tem San Diego Superior Court; various arbitration and mediation panels; Chair, Harborview Redevelopment Committee; San Diego Center City Planning Committee; County SANPAT (Airport Studies) Committees; Dicta Bar Journal Columnist; Member California State Bar, served as State Bar delegate; Director, Barrister's Club of San Diego, San Diego County Bar. Represented or represent, among others, The Lomas Santa Fe Group, Wimpay Inc., National Pacific, First American Title Co., Union Bank. Recipient of Mayor's public service citations; Who's Who in American Jurisprudence; Who's Who in the World (2000). Past President of Rotary Club of Torrey Pines - La Jolla composer-jazz musician, philosophy, civic associations, science & technology and economics. Authored non-fiction work Universal Co-opetition (2011) (Amazon and The Tortoise Shell Code (2012) a novel (Amazon


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