Paul J. Niewiadomski

Paul J. Niewiadomski


  • New York University (L.L.M. 2010)
  • University of Michigan (J.D. 1995)
  • Western Michigan University (B.B.A. Economics, 1992)
    • Magna Cum Laude


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Alaska

Representative Matters

Acquisitions and Dispositions

  • Represented clients in hundreds of transactions involving multifamily, retail, office, R&D, hospitality, and industrial properties exceeding $5 billion in value.
  • Represented an institutional real estate investor in the purchase of a 20-property portfolio of real estate through the acquisition and foreclosures of mezzanine debt.
  • Represented D.R. Stephens & Company in connection with the purchase and sale of office, R&D, and industrial properties in Northern California.
  • Represented a shopping center owner in the purchase and sale of centers in California, Nevada, Hawaii, and Alaska.


  • Represented Blue Bottle Coffee in connection with the regional, national, and international expansion of its business.
  • Managed lease negotiation and documentation for a portfolio of approximately 100 ground-level commercial and retail spaces throughout San Francisco.
  • Represented San Francisco Brewing Co. in the negotiation of a lease for a craft brewery, bar, restaurant, and outdoor beer garden.


  • Represented clients in acquisition, construction, and takeout financing, including CMBS and other forms of debt.
  • Represented a client in the largest multifamily refinancing ($815 million) in San Francisco history.

Joint Venture/Entity Formation/Corporate and Partnership Issues

  • Managed joint venture negotiation and documentation for a range of sponsors and institutional capital investors.
  • Facilitated partnership and investment negotiation and documentation for start-up companies and real estate investors.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Panelist, “Navigating San Francisco’s Evolving Multifamily Landscape,” Bisnow San Francisco Multifamily & Affordable Housing Conference, February 13, 2024
  • Speaker, “Investing in Residential Real Estate,” Real Estate West Forum, March 8, 2023, San Francisco
  • Moderator, “Outlook for Residential Real Estate,” Sixth West Institutional Real Estate Forum, June 8, 2022, San Francisco
  • Moderator, “Winning Approvals for Market Rate Housing Projects,” Bisnow Bay Area Multifamily, April 14, 2022, San Francisco
  • Speaker, “Bay Area Institutional Apartment Property Investments and Development Trends,” IPA Multifamily Forum, September 30, 2021
  • Keynote Speaker, Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forum: California, September 28, 2021
  • Speaker, “The Effect of Increasing Vacancies on Market Rate Multifamily,” Bisnow Digital Event, February 2021
  • Moderator, “Fundamental Factors in GP Selection,” West Institutional Real Estate Investor Forum, March 2020, San Francisco
  • Keynote Speaker, Marcus & Millichap Multifamily Forum: Northern California, September 2019
  • Moderator, “Outlook for Residential,” Institutional Real Estate Investor Forum, June 2019, San Francisco
  • Speaker, “More with Less: Innovations and Technology Trends for Apartment Owners,” Marcus & Millichap Multifamily Forum: Northern California, November 2018
  • Panelist, “The Future of Living: Shared Spaces, Co-Living, Amenities and Tech,” BMAC Multifamily Annual Conference NorCal, November 2018
  • Speaker, “Penciling Out: Finding Deals When the Rules Have Changed,” Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forum San Francisco Bay Area, November 2017
  • Speaker, “Deal Structuring Masterclass: Navigating the Shifting Power Balance between GPs and LPs today,” 3rd Annual EisnerAmper Real Estate Private Equity Summit West, April 2017, San Francisco
  • Speaker, “In It to Win It: Today’s Best Practices for Acquisitions and Dispositions,” Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forum San Francisco Bay Area, November 2016
  • Speaker, “Deal Structure Master Class: The LP/GP Relationship,” EisnerAmper Real Estate Private Equity Summit West, April 2016
  • Speaker, “Rehabilitation and Repositioning: Adding Value to Your Acquisitions,” Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Bay Area Forum, November 2015
  • Speaker, “What’s on the Horizon? Future Trends & Challenges That Managers Will Face,” IREM Asset & Property Management Symposium, September 2015
  • Speaker, “Moving Up: The Value-Add Play,” Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Bay Area Forum, November 2014
  • Speaker, “I Left My Equity in San Francisco,” Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Bay Area Forum, November 2013
  • Moderator, “2nd Annual San Francisco Multifamily Summit,” Bisnow, October 2012
  • Moderator, “State of the Market: Office, Retail and Multifamily in San Francisco,” Real Estate Roundtable, March 2012
  • Speaker, “Drafting Commercial Real Estate Leases: The Ins and Outs of Protecting Your Interests,” National Business Institute, January 2009
  • Speaker, “Analyzing Commercial Leases and How They Affect Your Collateral,” California Mortgage Association, April 2007
  • Speaker, “Avoiding Commercial Real Estate Disputes,” County Counsel Association of California, Public Works and Contracts Conference, September 2006
  • Speaker, “How to Structure Worry-Free Commercial Leases,” National Business Institute, April 2006
  • Speaker, “The Essentials of Office and Retail Leases in California,” National Business Institute, June 2001

Paul J. Niewiadomski is a partner in Lubin Olson’s Real Estate, Business, Leasing, and Finance & Workouts services groups.  Mr. Niewiadomski’s practice focuses on helping his clients grow and succeed. He has assisted his clients with everything from partnership agreements to public relations. He works alongside clients to advise them on the strategic and legal issues related to their growth, including acquisitions, dispositions, equity, financing, and leasing.  He helps clients, including entrepreneurs, investors, and family-owned businesses, identify and achieve their objectives, foreseeing potential legal issues that may arise and helping them evaluate risks. By translating matters between the legal world and the business world, Mr. Niewiadomski helps his clients make smart decisions informed by through an understanding of legal considerations.

Mr. Niewiadomski is most proud of his established client relationships. He has worked with many of his clients for years, even decades.  During this period, he has helped owners and investors evolve into regional and nationwide operations and start-up businesses expand their influence in regional, national, and international markets. He advises his clients on everything from the difficulties of entering and exiting new markets to navigating emergent issues relating to legal and regulatory changes.

A recognized practitioner, Mr. Niewiadomski has been honored for many years by Thomson Reuters as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” (2018-2023) and was selected by his peers for inclusion in multiple editions of The Best Lawyers in America © (2018-2024) for his work in Real Estate law.

Mr. Niewiadomski also contributes to the wellbeing of his community by participating in several non-profit and civic organizations. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (San Francisco) and NAIOP (Silicon Valley Chapter). He has spoken at a wide range of seminars and conferences on real estate and business issues for the California Mortgage Association, California County Counsels’ Association, and other organizations.

He is a member of the State Bar of California in the Real Property and Taxation sections and the Bar Association of San Francisco.