John A. Messina Jr., Partner

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About Mr. Messina

John A. Messina Jr. is the head of the Firm’s Temecula Valley Office.

Prior to law school, Mr. Messina had extensive experience in the real estate field, both as a licensed real estate broker (which he still is) and as the head of a mortgage banking firm in the San Gabriel Valley. He received his undergraduate degree in management (with distinction) from the University of Redlands, and his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1994, and is admitted to practice before all Courts in the California.

Areas of Practice

In the Temecula Valley office, Mr. Messina represents business entities, government agencies and individuals in civil litigation. He has dealt in matters regarding corporate and real estate finance, contracts, land use, and business torts. He also represents clients in non-litigation matters, including business organization, real estate leases and purchase contracts. Messina & Hankin LLP is deeply involved in the structure and placement of international investments in California. Particularly those dealing with the US Government Immigrant Investor Program.

Messina & Hankin represent a major U.S. Government approved Regional Center located in the Inland Empire, and through that Center, has extensive involvement in the development and structure of investment. This includes both immigration oriented (EB-5) and direct equity investments made by investors located in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and other countries.

The Firm is also involved in the structure and placement of international investments in California. Particularly those made as part of US Government Immigrant Investor Program.

In connection with its international investment practice, Messina & Hankin advise principals and investors regarding the placement of investment funds. They also prepare the business plan, related materials, as well as handling all legal aspects of the investment itself.

book-coverGet a copy of John A. Messina Jr’s book: California Commercial Lease Option Purchase Agreements Line by Line: A Detailed Look at California Commercial Lease Option Purchase Agreements and How to Change Them to Meet Your Needs Paperback

This book  provides comprehensive instructions on drafting one of the best results-oriented real estate agreements.  It puts landlord/tenant and buyer/seller together, including detailed explanations of various provisions, alternate language to use as needed, and ample appendix material.

This how-to guide provides readers with the information necessary to understand the reasons behind those seemingly harmless lease and purchase provisions; discover creative ways to structure the transaction; learn important negotiating points; and avoid future litigation.

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