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Ivan M. Gold

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Ivan M. Gold is of counsel in our San Francisco office. Ivan represents clients in all areas of real estate-related litigation in state and federal courts, as well as contested matters and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. He has extensive experience in breach of lease and unlawful detainer litigation and pre-litigation counseling and negotiation involving a wide variety of commercial real estate, including neighborhood and regional shopping centers, office buildings, warehouse and industrial properties, data centers, restaurants, and hotels. Ivan represents shopping center developers and landlords of office and data center properties in major bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States. He has utilized alternative dispute resolution in a wide variety of disputes, including arbitration, mediation and private judge proceedings.

Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Ivan was senior counsel at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP and a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Berg, Ziegler, Anderson & Parker.

Ivan has spoken at continuing education programs sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the California Continuing Education of the Bar, on topics such as landlord-tenant disputes, the treatment of leases in bankruptcy proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, and real estate-related litigation. Recent presentations have included "Should The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 Make You Change Your Lease Form?" at the 2006 CLE International Negotiating Leases Conference, "Designate This! Designation Rights and Lease Dispositions after the New Bankruptcy Amendments" at the 2008 International Council of Shopping Centers U.S. Law Conference and "The Impact of Bankruptcy on Real Property Transactions," 2008, 2010 and 2012 programs for California Continuing Education of the Bar.


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Bankruptcy Task Force
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers (2014 - 2018) 
 Rated by Super Lawyers


Ivan received a B.S. from The American University in 1981 and his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1985.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California