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Derek A. Ridgway


Silicon Valley, USA

Derek A. Ridgway is a seasoned commercial real estate attorney with more than 25 years of experience.  He is a Partner in Rimon’s San Francisco and Menlo Park offices. His clients look to him for advice in all aspects of real estate, leasing, business and construction transactions.

Mr. Ridgway advises in-house corporate counsel, corporate real estate executives and principals in domestic and international real estate transactions. He has significant experience in the acquisition, development and leasing of health and senior care, office, retail, R&D, laboratory, clean-tech, manufacturing and data center assets. As a LEED® Accredited Professional, he places a particular emphasis on sustainability, including sustainable building and design, “green” leasing and renewable energy. Several of his transactions have been listed in the San Francisco Business Times Top Real Estate Deals.  He has facilitated the closing of real estate transactions with an aggregate value of more than $1 billion and leasing of more than ten million square feet of space throughout the United States and internationally. Mr. Ridgway serves as his client’s primary contact at the firm for interfacing on regulatory compliance, risk management, licensure and land use and environmental issues.

In conjunction with his real estate work, Mr. Ridgway negotiates and documents joint venture transactions, real estate syndicates, limited partnerships and other real estate holding vehicles for the development and operation of real estate assets and communities. He also counsels his clients regarding a wide-variety of business matters, including business structuring, operation and management arrangements, covenants, conditions and restrictions, licensing and reciprocal use, and cost sharing arrangements. Mr. Ridgway also advises his clients regarding unsecured and secured equity and debt offerings, including bridge and credit financings.

On the construction side, Mr. Ridgway has structured and negotiated construction-related agreements for office (ground-up and TIs), health and senior care, biopharmaceutical, laboratory, clean-tech and manufacturing facilities with an aggregate construction value of more than $3 billion.

Mr. Ridgway also serves as general counsel to corporations, including charitable organizations, in a wide variety of corporate and commercial transactions.

  • Rimon P.C. (Partner)
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP, Partner
  • Cooper, White & Cooper LLP, Partner
  • University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D.)
  • Loyola Marymount University (B.A.)