Professional Biography

Louise C. Adamson Partner

  • San Francisco

    D +1.415.344.7036

    F +1.415.344.7050

    San Francisco

    505 Howard Street, Suite 1000

    San Francisco, CA






Real Estate

National Warehouse Membership Club*

Represented national warehouse membership club in acquisition, development and sale of sites throughout Northern California and several other states.

Shopping Mall and Retail Centers*

Acquisition of shopping mall and retail centers and associated leases.

Retail / Residential Development*

Acquisition of $100 million mixed-use retail/residential development.

Multi-state Portfolio*

Assisted family trust in restructuring and transfer of $400+ million multi-state portfolio.

Residential and Resort Properties*

Assisted numerous clients with purchase and sale of high-end residential and resort properties.

Global Technology Company*

Represented global technology company in connection with leases throughout the United States; developed and implemented portfolio-wide green lease program as part of integrated corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.

Major Office, Industrial and Retail Leases*

Numerous major office, industrial and retail leases including five-building 500,000 square foot campus lease.

Green Leases*

Numerous “green” leases including corporate/regional headquarters for technology, manufacturing and energy companies.

Chinese University*

Represented corporate affiliate of leading Chinese university in the negotiation of lease for startup incubator in Santa Clara, CA.

Vineyard Estate Property*

Represented high-net-worth individuals in purchase of vineyard estate property located in Napa, CA.

Residential and Commercial Investment Properties*

Represented overseas investors in connection with selection and acquisition of portfolio of residential and commercial investment properties in several states.

Land Use

Subdivision Project*

Represented client in complex subdivision project implemented as part of separation of two academic institutions.

Vineyard and Ranch Properties*

Assisted clients with land assembly, development and operation of vineyard and ranch properties.

Private Golf Course and Clubhouse*

Assisted client with land acquisition and development of private golf course and clubhouse.

Sugar Processing and Manufacturing Facility*

Acquisition for development of sugar processing and manufacturing facility.

Mineral Rights, Conservation and Open Space Easements*

Advised clients regarding mineral rights, conservation and open space easements.

Data Center*

Due diligence associated with acquisition and development of data center.

Energy - Renewable

Solar Projects*

Assisted client with the development of utility-scale solar projects in Imperial County, California.

Wind Farm Facilities*

Represented property owner in the negotiation of complex transmission, interconnection, collector substation and easement agreements for various wind farm facilities located in Kern County, California.

Solar Cell Manufacturing Facility*

Assisted with the purchase of a solar cell manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale, CA.


* Prior Experience




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


  • UC Berkeley School of Law, (Boalt Hall), J.D., 1998,
    Berkeley Journal of International Law
  • California State University, East Bay, B.A., English,
    summa cum laude
    , 1994


  • French