Sblend A. Sblendorio

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Sblend A. Sblendorio


4309 Hacienda Drive, Suite 350
Pleasanton, CA 94588

925-460-3365 | 925-224-7782

Sblend A. Sblendorio

Main Bio

Practice Overview

Sblend’s practice focuses exclusively on real estate, commercial, and finance matters. He assists his clients nationwide with real estate, land use, commercial negotiations, bankruptcy, and insolvency.

Sblend has negotiated land use entitlements in the Bay Area for a couple of decades with an emphasis in public assistance financing, development agreements, and specific plans.

Sblend actively networks with organizations that enhance his service to clients. He is Hoge Fenton’s delegate to Mackrell International, one of the world’s premier associations of independent legal firms. “Our clients’ trust extends to assisting them in their ventures outside of California. Our Mackrell membership allows us to provide them with a ready platform throughout the world. Now we can seamlessly assist our clients in San Jose, California and San Jose, Costa Rica.” – Sblend Sblendorio.

He has negotiated hundreds of business acquisitions and dispositions, real property transactions and work-outs for businesses, developers, commercial landlords, and commercial lenders, and has negotiated the sale, lease, and financing of over a billion dollars of business assets and real property.

Sblend was named Northern California Super Lawyer in 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, cum laude
  • B.S., Political Science, Santa Clara University, magna cum laude


  • California


Affiliation & Awards

Professional Activities

In 2011, Sblend was appointed to the Board of Directors of i-GATE Development Corporation, designated by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as one of six “innovation hubs” (iHubs) in the State of California. Sblend is also actively involved in these organizations:

  • Alameda County Agricultural Advisory Committee (Chair 2001, 2002)
  • Alameda Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) Public Member
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • East County Board of Zoning Adjustments (2006)
  • Eastern Alameda County Bar Association Board of Directors (President, 2004)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Livermore Chamber of Commerce (Board Chair, 2008)
  • Livermore Junior Football League (Treasurer)
  • Livermore Rotary
  • Livermore Valley Wine Auction Board of Directors
  • Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association (former President)
  • Sunflower Hill Advisory Board
  • Tri-Valley Leadership Group (innovationtrivalley.org) Board
  • Tri-Valley Conservancy (Joined the Board of Directors as an At-Large member in 2019)


  • Northern California Super Lawyer in 2012 and 2016-2019.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Representative Experience

Recent Matters

  • Represented Paragon Outlets in entitling, acquiring, and securing construction financing for a 750,000 sq. foot fashion outlet center in Livermore Valley that features over 150 retailers
  • Representing Sunflower Hill in entitling, acquiring, and financing affordable communities for special needs adults
  • Re-negotiated office and manufacturing leases for publicly-held owner with national retailer exiting bankruptcy
  • Negotiated sale of surplus school site from developer to school district to avoid foreclosure
  • Negotiation of the sale of a multi-million dollar bankruptcy claim to an international bank
  • Negotiated land use entitlements and public assistance financing for 500,000 sq. foot retail center for national builder
  • Negotiated acquisition of lease from national retailer being liquidated in bankruptcy
  • Negotiated the acquisition of a co-location facility in San Ramon out of bankruptcy
  • Advised publicly-held technology manufacturer on workout with major customer facing cash crisis
  • Negotiated resolution of bankruptcy preference claims for publicly-held technology manufacturer
  • Negotiated the acquisition of motor vehicle retailer’s locations out of bankruptcy
  • Re-negotiated credit lines for manufacturers
  • Negotiated and reviewed acquisition and financing of radio station
  • Negotiated land use entitlements for 500-unit transit oriented housing project for owner

Speaking & Publications

Speaking Engagements & Publications


Speaking Engagements

  • “Keeping the Deal Moving: Best Practices with Due Diligence and Underwriting”, CCIM, June 11, 2019
Mackrell International California Minority Counsel Program Best Places to Work 2019 Bay Area Green Business