Rabinowitz, Joshua P.

One of Santa Barbara’s leading real estate and business attorneys, Josh Rabinowitz draws on more than 25 years of experience managing real estate and business transactions in California.

Josh assists companies and individuals with real estate, business and related legal needs. His practice focuses on all aspects of real property matters, including leases, purchase and sales agreements, land use planning, financing, syndications, work-outs, tax deferred exchanges, easements and boundary disputes, and residential transactions. His business practice includes counseling emerging and established companies; planning, structuring, forming and advising entities (including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships); negotiating, reviewing and drafting commercial contracts; and financings, sales, mergers and acquisitions. He also represents home offices in connection with various family, business and charitable matters.

Representative Matters
  • Counsel to numerous regional retail landlords.

  • Counsel to commercial tenants in lease reviews and negotiations.

  • Counsel to a locally-based technology company in its leasing of approximately 160,000 square feet of office space involving multiple locations.

  • Counsel to the buyer in the acquisition of a commercial/industrial complex commonly known as 600 Pine Avenue, Goleta, California.

  • Counsel to the seller of an approximate 102,000 square foot building commonly known as 1 South Los Carneros Road, Goleta, California, and subsequent sale of an adjacent approximate 105,000 square foot office building commonly known as 71 South Los Carneros Road, Goleta, California.

  • Counsel to the seller of a multi-tenant office building commonly known as 205 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, California.

  • Counsel to the buyer in the acquisition of a multi-tenant office complex commonly known as 420 South Fairview Avenue, Goleta, California.

  • Counsel to the buyer/borrower in the assumption of an approximate $9,540,000 CMBS loan in connection with the purchase of a multi-tenant office building in Carpinteria, California.

  • Counsel to the buyer of a 144-unit multi-family residential complex in Dallas, Texas.

  • Counsel to the buyer of an approximate 11 acre estate in Montecito, California, commonly known as El Fureidis.

  • General counsel to a microphone and electronics company.

  • Counsel to the seller of substantially all of its assets to a window manufacturer Loewen Inc.

  • Counsel to the seller of substantially all of its assets to surveillance and security services and products company. Quadnetics Group PLC.

  • Counsel to the seller of the majority of its membership interests to mail, packaging and logistics company, Bpost.

  • Counsel to the buyer in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of an international shoe and apparel company.

  • Counsel to a small group of high net worth families and individuals in connection with their legal needs, essentially serving as general counsel to them and their family offices.

  • Serves as trustee in select estates.

News & Events
Community

Board of Directors, Montecito Bank & Trust
Board of Directors, Aaple Academy Foundation, San Marcos High School
 

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • LL.M. in Taxation, 1998, University of San Diego School of Law
  • J.D., 1995, University of San Diego School of Law
  • B.A., 1990, University of California at San Diego
Admissions
  • California