James D. Richman

Chair of Real Estate Practice Group
  • (805) 456-0685
  • (310) 564-7604
  • (949) 823-5069

James D. Richman is a shareholder and the chair of Stradling's Real Estate practice group.

James has negotiated a wide variety of real estate deals over an expansive 30 year career. He specializes in Joint Ventures, Acquisitions, Sales and Exchanges, Commercial Leasing, Construction and Design, Construction, Permanent and Mezzanine Finance and Development.


  • The State Bar of California Real Property Law Section's 2014 Lawyer of the Year


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008-2016 for Real Estate
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2006-2020 for Real Estate Law

Featured Experience


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D.
  • Occidental College, B.A., magna cum laude

Memberships & Associations

  • Vice President of the Board, Ojai Valley Museum
  • Vice Chair, California State Bar Real Property Law Section (2012)
  • Served as Chair of the Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section
  • Editor-in-Chief, Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Real Property Section Review
  • Member, USC Program Committee, USC Gould School of Law Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business, (2008-2012)
  • Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium, a major annual real property law symposium sponsored by the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Panelist and Member, Program Committee (2008)
    • Program Co-Chair (1993 and 1995)
  • Past Member, Real Property Executive Committee, California State Bar (2007-2012)
  • Southern California Building Industry Association
    • Served as a member, Legal Committee
    • Served as a member, various Governmental Relations Committees
  • Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Bar Admissions

  • California