Jon Rattner is a broker-associate at DeLeon Realty. He has lived in on the mid-Peninsula since 1982, and he and his wife Judy have raised their three children here.
Before embarking on a career as a real estate broker, Jon founded and still operates an independent law practice in Palo Alto focusing on real estate matters, and he has represented a broad range of clients in a myriad of transactions. Prior to starting his own law practice, Jon was Vice President and General Counsel of SummerHill Homes, a Palo Alto-based homebuilder, and before that he was a partner at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, which since has been merged into DLA Piper, one of the largest firms on the planet. Over the course of his legal career, Jon has been involved in real estate deals having an aggregate value well in excess of $1.5 billion.
In running his legal practice, Jon always has been committed to listening to his clients, serving their needs, achieving their goals, and exceeding their expectations. He brings the same approach to his real estate clients. Jon decided to bring his talents “home,” so to speak, in order to give his real estate clients the benefit of the understanding and insight he has gained from his nearly 30 years of structuring and negotiating complex real estate deals, and to bring to the buying and selling of a home—for most people the largest investment they ever make—the discipline, service, and attention to detail that such a transaction demands. Jon’s experience as general counsel and as outside counsel to over a dozen national, regional and local homebuilders, gives him the expertise and knowledge to assist and advise his clients (whether they be home buyers or sellers) and solve even their most difficult problems and issues, and provides him a tremendous advantage when negotiating the real estate purchase and sale contract itself.
Jon looks forward to helping you in your next real estate transaction to make sure that your property rights are protected and preserved, and that there are no surprises.
Jon’s DRE number is 01893638, and his California Bar Association number is 104812.
In 2011, Jon was named by Thomson Reuters as a “Super Lawyer” in Northern California, a designation awarded to no more than five percent of the attorneys in Northern California.