Best Lawyers Names Luce Forward’s Robert Bell 2010 San Diego Real Estate Lawyer of the Year

SAN DIEGO (October 26, 2009) – Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a prominent California law firm with a national reputation, today announced that one of its partners, Robert Bell, has been recognized by Best Lawyers of America as the “2010 San Diego Real Estate Lawyer of the Year.” Bell specializes in real estate development, leasing, workouts and brokerage matters. A total of 36 Luce Forward attorneys were selected for this year’s Best Lawyers of America.

Best Lawyers’ “Lawyers of the Year” is composed of attorneys recognized for their excellence in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities, including Banking Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Real Estate Law. A single lawyer in each specialty in each community is chosen for the honor. Best Lawyers selects each Lawyer of the Year by conducting extensive peer-reviewed surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Bell’s practice covers a wide range of transactions focused primarily on real estate development and workouts in commercial, industrial, office and residential projects. With more than 30 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate development, he has worked on major projects throughout California including the transfer of the Olympic Training Center site in Chula Vista, California to the USOC; the San Diego Spectrum master plan urban in-fill industrial park; and the urban/mixed use redevelopment project for San Diego’s New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego.

Bell served as Luce Forward’s managing partner from 2004-2009. He currently serves on the Legal Affairs Committee for the California Association of Realtors, and is a member of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Lambda Alpha International Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics, and the Policy Advisory Board for Commercial Real Estate of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate.
Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Orange County, and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit
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