Ronit M. Stone

Partner

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Ronit M. Stone is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s San Francisco office and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. She routinely handles a wide variety of business/legal matters, providing strategic and relevant legal counsel to emergent and established businesses and individuals in various industries including, real estate, healthcare, non-profit, technology, hospitality, and advertising. Ms. Stone has also represented clients in challenges by governmental agencies. Practice areas include:

    Real Estate: Draft and negotiate documents in connection with the disposition, acquisition and financing of commercial and residential property; negotiate and draft office, industrial and/or retail space leases for both landlords and tenants; handle title, survey and due diligence issues; management and brokerage agreements and related commercial real estate documentation.

    Corporate and General Business: Formation of new entities, corporate governance, operating and shareholder agreements, employment and consulting agreements, lending, leasing and equity financing, complex contract review, negotiation and drafting. Handle all phases of sales and acquisitions of businesses (due diligence, credit facilities, negotiating and drafting complex agreements), including franchises.

    Admissions

    California

    Community Involvement

    California State Bar, Business Law Section, Non-Profit Organizations Committee, Former Vice-Chair
    City of Beverly Hills Community Charitable Foundation, Board Member
    Beverly Hills Education Foundation, Past President
    Public Counsel, Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer

  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Serve as GRSM real estate counsel for office leases across the US
    • Represent client in lease of 150,000 rsf industrial manufacturing facility
    • Represented healthcare provider in purchase of three office buildings in San Francisco
    • Represent Korean real estate private equity fund in the acquisition and lease of a 432-room resort
    • Represented owners of a Napa Valley winery, in connection with a complex sale of a majority interest in the winery business to a luxury conglomerate
    • Represented client in acquisition of raw land for cannabis cultivation
    • Represented seller in connection with the sale of its multi-location optical shops to the world’s largest eyewear company
    • Provided counsel to large fast-food franchisee in connection with the financing and acquisition of 24 stores from a bankrupt estate
    • Provided succession planning advice and drafted buy-sell agreements for variety of professionals (lawyers, CPAs, physicians and dentists)
    • Represented healthcare facility in connection with bridge loan and management services agreement
    • Represent serial investor in convertible loan and option agreements with new technology companies
    • Drafted partnership agreement for hospital-based  anesthesiology group
  • Education

    Education

    J.D., University of Southern California, 1986

    B.A., cum laude, English, University of California Los Angeles, 1983