Hamilton N. Tran Partner

Phone: 323-628-2558


Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Acquisitions & Dispositions
  • Leasing
  • Real Estate Finance & Joint Ventures
  • Real Estate Development
  • Hospitality Transactions

Hamilton Tran is a partner at Foundation Law Group LLP advising clients on a broad range of real estate transactions involving asset classes including office, multi-family, mixed-use, retail, high-end residential, industrial, and hotels.  Hamilton’s practice focuses on negotiating and closing real property transactions, including purchases and sales, debt and equity financings, leasing and subleasing, development projects, and partnership formations and buyouts.  In nearly 20 years of experience in both law and business, Hamilton has counseled real estate developers, owners, landlords, tenants and operators, as well as institutional and private lenders and investors.


Some of Hamilton’s recent transactions include:


  • $14M sale of the Costa Mesa Travelodge involving Atlas Hospitality
  • Representation of Los Angeles based multi-family developer in private placements of equity totaling $30M+
  • Sale of mixed-use property to Carmel Partners as part of its 250+ apartment development in West Los Angeles, involving a tax deferred exchange
  • Owner-side representation in $22M joint venture with capital partner for East Los Angeles multi-family development
  • Leases and subleases throughout California, representing both landlord and tenants, involving:
    • a combined 300,000+ sq. ft. to end users in a variety of industries including entertainment, technology, life sciences, pharmaceutical, retail, and general office users
    • Restructure of a 325,000 sq. ft. tenant’s industrial lease in City of Industry
    • Solar land lease to EDF Renewables in Kern County


Prior to joining Foundation Law Group, Hamilton was a corporate associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Palo Alto, a real estate/hospitality and corporate associate at Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell in Century City, a real estate capital markets senior associate at Goodwin in downtown Los Angeles, the General Counsel of retail petroleum company, Pacific, Convenience & Fuels LLC, whose assets were acquired by United Oil and Getty Realty Corp, and principal attorney at his Los Angeles based law office.


Hamilton received his Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School in 2002 and is admitted to practice law in California.  He received his B.A. with Highest Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley in 1997, where he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  Hamilton was a United States Fulbright Scholar to Vietnam, 1998-1999. Hamilton is also a California licensed real estate broker.