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John Kontrabecki

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PO Box 29263
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 416-6860


Description of Practice

? Accomplished attorney and financier with over 30 years of experience advising companies in commercial real estate transactions, joint ventures, property acquisitions and sales, due diligence, land use planning and entitlements, secured and unsecured financing, construction contracts, litigation, mediation and arbitration. ? Transaction oriented with significant experience in a wide range of commercial contracts, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, development agreements, construction contracts, public utility agreements (including service design, installation and power purchase), vendor agreements, service contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, real estate leases, secured and unsecured financing loan agreements, etc. Adept at conflict resolution by working collaboratively and effectively with business principals and counsel to review relevant legal issues and to facilitate problem solving on a fair and equitable basis.

Professional Background

TKG International 1984-present ? Founder, president, CEO and general counsel of an international commercial real estate investment and development consulting company. Advised in the development and financing of numerous office, industrial and warehouse properties in Silicon Valley and Livermore, CA, and Warsaw, Poland. TKG Advisors 2015-present ? Consulted as Interim Chief Real Estate Officer for rapidly expanding companies. Developed and executed strategic real estate plan to ramp up fin-tech company’s growth in the U.S.. Leased 231,000 s.f. of office space in five cities to meet facilities requirements for Prosper Marketplace, Inc., a leading unicorn company in San Francisco, CA. Mission West Properties, Inc. 1981-1984 ? Partner and chief financial officer in Silicon Valley based industrial investment and development company. Was one of the principal investors when the company became a publicly traded REIT in 1996. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 1980-1981 ? Vice President and commercial real estate financier with Real Estate Industries Group. Financed commercial real estate development projects. Lord, Bissell & Brook 1977-1980 ? Associate attorney in Chicago, Illinois corporate law firm. Specialized in real estate law, including land use planning, acquisitions, construction contracts, real estate secured financing and leasing.


Involved in numerous dispute resolution proceedings over 40 years as a party, an attorney, a mediator and a negotiator.


Cornell University Law School 1973-1977 Juris Doctorate degree with focus on business law. Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Business 1973-1977 MBA with focus on accounting and finance. Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences 1969-1973 Majored in economics, government and history.


I try to understand the facts behind the dispute, establish the goals of each party, look for a valid legal basis for a fair resolution and then help the parties to reach a satisfactory conclusion consistent with their goals. The result has to be one that is going to be final and end the conflict with respect and dignity on all sides.


Based upon nature and complexity of the dispute. For a two-party dispute that is factually straightforward, the time required is estimated at four hours and the fee will be $1,600 share equally by both parties. There is also a one-time administrative fee of $195 for each party.

Areas of Practice

  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Foreclosure
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.