Aitelli Elected President of American College of Real Estate Lawyers

San Francisco, December 18, 2020 – Shartsis Friese real estate partner Peter Aitelli has been elected President of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) effective January 1, 2021.  ACREL is the premier organization for real estate lawyers in the United States.

“Everyone at Shartsis is very proud of Peter, who is a nationwide leader of the real estate bar and has made such strong contributions to the real estate community in San Francisco and throughout California,” said David Kremer, a senior partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department.

With more than 30 years of experience in real estate matters, Aitelli represents domestic and foreign clients in a wide range of commercial real estate equity and debt transactions. His clients include pension funds and their advisors, banks and other financial institutions, private equity firms and other investors in connection with their real estate investments.

Long regarded as one of the top real estate lawyers in San Francisco, Aitelli has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law every year since 2007, and has been named as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in the area of Real Estate annually since 2004.

Aitelli previously served as the Chair of the California State Bar Real Property Law Section.  He has been a member of the ACREL Board of Directors since 2014 and a member of the Executive Committee since 2017.

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