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Blake Gillman

Blake Gillman


WSG Practice Industries


California, U.S.A.


Blake Gillman is an Attorney in Buchalter’s Los Angeles office, and is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Gillman focuses his practice on acquisition and dispositions, leasing, development, real estate finance, and other real estate related transactional matters.

Prior to beginning his career in real estate law, Mr. Gillman was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC), and served for four years with the 3rd Infantry Division. While deployed to Afghanistan from 2012-2013, Mr. Gillman received a Bronze Star in recognition of his wartime service.

Professional Activities

  • President, Education through Restoration, LLC – a real estate investment company that pledges a percentage of its profits from the restoration of historically-significant properties to a scholarship fund benefitting at-risk youth in Savannah, Georgia
  • Member, Penn Club of Los Angeles
  • Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, California Army National Guard, 2016-present
  • Combat Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom (Kandahar, Afghanistan), 2012-2013
  • Recipient of Bronze Star Medal, 2013
  • Member, 2003 Penn Varsity Football Ivy League Championship team
  • Eagle Scout, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Loyola Law School
  • University of Pennsylvania
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Represent a multi-billion dollar health care/ medical institution in commercial real estate transactions statewide*
  • Represent a nationally-renowned orthopedic clinic in leasing a sports medicine facility to serve  the Los Angeles Rams*
  • Represent a 501(c)(3) education-centered company in the purchase of 400-acres of land to operate an outdoor adventure camp in Virginia*
  • Represent the country’s largest used car retailer in acquiring a development site in Washington state*
  • Represent a developer in converting a former sand and gravel quarry into an 80+ acre master planned industrial park*
  • Represent a national bank in acquiring the real estate collateral of one of the largest Asian segment restaurant chains in the United States*
  • Represent an entrepreneur in developing a former prison into a facility regulated for manufacturing and cultivating medical cannabis*
  • Represent an American mass media company in constructing a cutting-edge fitness and wellness center in Tennessee*
  • Represent a Fortune 100 financial services organization in numerous retail leasing transactions*

* Matter from a previous firm

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