Domenic Drago

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Domenic C. Drago is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm’s San Diego (Del Mar) office. He managed the firm’s Del Mar office from 2000 to 2004 and was the firm wide Real Estate Practice Group’s Leader from 2004 to 2016.

For over 30 years, Mr. Drago’s practice has included a wide variety of real estate and business transactions. He has extensive experience in real property purchase and sale, joint ventures, leasing and finance transactions. He represents owners and developers of  multifamily developments, shopping centers, hotels, commercial and industrial office buildings and residential subdivisions. His finance experience includes both borrower and lender representation in the initiation, modification, purchase and sale and workout of real estate secured loans.

Mr. Drago’s transactions include the acquisition and financing of office properties, multifamily developments, residential land for the development of master planned, mixed-use communities, hotels and automobile dealerships. He represents landlords and tenants in lease transactions involving office, research and development and retail space.


  • Represented developer in acquisition and finance of urban infill, mixed-use development parcel.
  • Represented developer in joint development agreement regarding major mixed-use development in Los Angeles, California.
  • Represented developer in negotiating ground lease and joint venture agreements for mixed-use project in Mission Valley, San Diego.
  • Represented multifamily developer in the acquisition of real property, formation of a limited liability company and financing of apartment projects in Riverside, California.
  • Represented affiliates of automobile manufacturer in connection with the acquisition and disposition of automobile dealerships and all related real estate transactions.
  • Represented regional home builder in connection with acquisition, disposition and construction financing for various single family and multi-family residential projects.


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings, 1984
  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1981

Admissions : California


  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Member, Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate – Commercial Real Estate Committee
  • Member, NAIOP – San Diego Chapter
  • Member, Urban Land Institute


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