2400 Geng Road, Suite 110
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 328-7000

J. Anthony Villanueva


Real Estate Purchase & Sales Transactions

Real Estate Development

Real Estate Financing

Commercial Leasing (including, Office, Industrial, R&D, and Retail Properties)

Entity Formation (including Corporations, LLC, LLP, and Partnerships)

Business Acquisitions and Sales


J. Anthony Villanueva has practiced law since 1981. He joined Lakin Spears, LLP in 1983, and became a partner in 1989. In his real estate practice, Tony represents individuals, developers, and investors in all aspects of acquiring, owning, managing, leasing, and disposing of commercial and residential real estate. He prepares and negotiates real estate purchase and sale agreements, secured and unsecured real estate loan documents, loan opinion letters, construction contracts, architectural contracts, property management agreements, tenancy in common agreements, easements, licenses, CC&Rs, REAs, and a wide variety of other real estate related documents. Tony has extensive experience in reviewing and resolving real estate title matters. In addition to preparing and negotiating a wide range of commercial leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants, he advises both landlords and tenants on a variety of landlord-tenant issues. Tony is also a licensed real estate broker.

Tony’s business practice includes the formation and organization of business entities, providing on-going advice to businesses, documenting the internal actions of business entities, negotiating a wide variety of contracts on behalf of businesses, employees and contractors, and the representation of both sellers and buyers in the acquisition and sale of businesses.

Tony is also active in his community. He is the past president of the Human Investment Project (HIP Housing). He is also active in the Notre Dame High School Dad’s Club, the Serra High School Father’s Club, an Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 42 of San Mateo, and a member of the San Mateo Rotary Club. Tony has served in the past on the Board of Directors of the San Mateo County Legal Aid Society and on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley.


B.A., University of San Francisco, 1978
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1981


San Mateo Rotary Club
Past President of HIP Housing
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 42, San Mateo, California

J. Anthony Villanueva