Areas of Practice


Known for our efficiency in handling transactions of all sizes and degrees of complexity, we represent individuals, as well as small business and corporations, regional and national developers, investors, advisors, and tenants in connection with their ownership, use and financing of real estate. We are experienced in acquisitions, development, dispositions, financing, workouts and restructurings, land assemblage, development, sale-leasebacks, purchase/sale, construction and leasing.

Business Organization and Corporate Law

Our purpose is to provide comprehensive corporate representation to companies to help form and operate your organization, whether in the development, technology, finance, banking, retail, manufacturing, or services industries. Our corporate practice is designed to meet the complex legal needs of our clients in an efficient manner by providing industry expertise in addition to practical legal advice. We have broad experience with a variety of business matters, such as formation and dissolution of business entities, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability, corporate and partnership documentation, executive compensation, settlement agreements, and related matters..

Shopping Centers

From our firm's inception, a cornerstone of our practice has been shopping center projects. We represent clients in the acquisition, development, leasing, financing, management and disposition of a wide spectrum of retail and entertainment projects.

Mixed-Use Centers

We represent a number of national and local mixed-use center developers and owners as well as some of the industry's premier retail anchor tenants and chain retailers.

Landlord Representation

Our attorneys have specialized knowledge of the unique issues associated with the development, redevelopment, leasing, construction, financing, management and sale of community and neighborhood shopping centers and stand-alone sites.

Tenant Representation

We handle issues such as purchase and sell agreements, commercial and residential leasing and lease reviews, boundary disputes, easement property and eminent domain.

Retail Leases

We specialize in drafting, reviewing and negotiating retail leases, purchase and sale agreements for improved and unimproved real estate, development agreements, reciprocal easement agreements, restrictive covenants, memorandum of leases, and CC&R's.

Entity Formation

We assist in selecting an entity structure, memorializing the relative rights and obligations of founders, developing executive and non-executive compensation plans and policies.


Our firm oversees all aspects of real estate due diligence, including review of title reports, negotiation of title insurance policies, and analysis of land surveys and environmental site assessments.


We conduct entity formation and draft related business contracts and agreements, such as operating agreements, asset purchase agreements and business purchase agreements.


JKM Law Corp has a long history representing owners, developers, landlords and tenants with all legal aspects of retail and shopping center development in California as well as throughout the US.”
— Allen Yadgari, The Skyline Company


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