Dean E. Roeper

A founding member of the Firm, Dean has extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis in the representation of developers, owners and operators of real estate and real estate-oriented businesses. Many of his clients develop and own hotel and resort properties, regional, community, and neighborhood shopping centers, office and mixed-use commercial projects. His practice involves all aspects of the purchase, sale, financing (including construction and permanent loans), leasing (including ground, space, office and build-to-suit leases), development and operation of all forms of commercial, office, resort, golf course and industrial properties. Additionally, Dean specializes in advising clients in the creation of complex joint ventures and strategic alliances in the development and ownership of portfolios of office, resort and hospitality properties.

Clients include Protea Properties, JMI Realty, Westcore Properties, Brixton Capital, Miller Commercial Properties, Cruzan, Parallel Capital Partners, Manchester Financial Group, Buie Communities, Diversified Properties, Maui Land & Pineapple Company, The Pacific Companies, Saunders Property Company and Cricket Communications, Inc.

Areas of Emphasis

Commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, leasing, management, development, financing and disposition of all types of commercial, retail, hospitality and industrial properties, including the structure and negotiation of equity relationships and joint ventures.

Bar Admissions and Awards

  • The American Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California
  • The San Diego County Bar Association
  • Top San Diego County Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript
  • Top San Diego Attorneys, San Diego Magazine


  • J.D., cum laude, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1985
  • B.A., cum laude, Business Administration and Political Science, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, 1982