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Bruce W. Hyman

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Bruce W. Hyman is of counsel in the firm's San Francisco office and is a member of the firm's Real Estate and Finance Groups. He is nationally recognized and renowned for his substantial experience in real estate law, including real estate finance, sales and acquisition, environmental law leasing, property management, and brokerage. He also advises clients on structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing large national commercial transactions, and in workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcy transactions. Representative clients include large-scale institutional lenders (such as life insurance companies, pension funds, real estate investment trusts and banks), developers, property managers and mortgage bankers. For 25 years Bruce was general counsel to the California Mortgage Bankers Association and is now general counsel emeritus to that organization. He testifies in large national finance litigation and was an expert witness in the landmark case of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of New York v. Butler in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York.

Bruce speaks frequently to the Practising Law Institute, California Mortgage Bankers Association, Mortgage Bankers of America, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and Continuing Education for the Bar of the California State Bar. 


  • American College of Mortgage Lawyers 
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers 
  • American Bar Association, taxation section 
  • National Association of Public Pension Lawyers, taxation section 
  • California Mortgage Bankers Association, general counsel emeritus


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America in the field of Real Estate Law (1983 - 2019)


Bruce received his B.S. from University of California, Berkeley, in 1954, and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law at Boalt Hall in 1957.

Bar Admissions

  • California