Craig P. Sapin
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Practice Areas

Professional Summary

Craig P. Sapin counsels clients on a variety of matters relating to tax, real estate joint ventures, wealth planning, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and strategic joint ventures. Craig’s practice focuses on areas such as limited liability company and partnership ventures and syndications. He also has extensive experience in real estate funds, business transactions, family wealth and tax planning, and tax controversy issues.

Representative Matters

  • Represented clients in over $4B of real estate joint ventures.
  • Represented public and private entities in mergers and acquisitions of businesses.
  • Represents some of the most prominent San Diego based companies and individuals in their transactional and wealth planning matters.


  • 2019 West Coast Top Rated Lawyers, ALM
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2019-Present (Real Estate Law)
  • San Diego Super Lawyers® 2007-2019 (Tax)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating
  • Certified Specialist in Taxation, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (distinction reserved for  one-third of 1% of licensed attorneys)
  • “Top Attorneys in San Diego,” Los Angeles Magazine, 2015 & 2016
  • “Top Lawyers,” San Diego Magazine, 2013 - 2017, 2019-Present
  • “Top Lawyers in California,” The Legal Network, 2017
  • “Top Attorneys Nominees List,” The San Diego Daily Transcript, 2013
  • “Top Attorneys Semi-Finalist,” The San Diego Daily Transcript, 2010


  • University of California at San Diego Athletics – Board Member
  • San Diego County Bar Foundation – Past Board Member


  • JD, UCLA School of Law, 1981
  • Studied (International Law), Oxford University
  • BA (Economics), University of California, San Diego, 1978