Solberg joined HechtSolberg in 1973 – just one year after the firm’s founding. He has spent his entire career with the firm, serving as managing partner for 16 years. He concentrates on both general business and real estate transactions, including business planning and entity structuring and formation, operation and termination of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. His practice also includes real property purchases and sales contracts, representation of closely held businesses and publicly traded companies involved in all aspects of real estate and numerous non-profit organizations.
Solberg is an advocate of community service and has provided pro bono legal assistance to numerous non-profits, including obtaining tax-exempt qualifications for more than 80 non-profit corporations. He had also served on numerous not-for-profit boards, including the Board of Regents for St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., Francis Parker School, Christ Lutheran Church in Pacific Beach, and a low-income senior housing project.
According to Best Lawyers, the selection of Solberg as “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate Law in San Diego, “was based on extremely high feedback” received from legal peers. “Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award.”
The international attorney-ranking company designated three lawyers from HechtSolberg among the Best Lawyers in America© in San Diego for 2020 in a total of four practice areas. Solberg was also designated a “Best Lawyer” in San Diego for Corporate Law and Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), designations he has held annually since 2014. David W. Bagley II was a designated a “Best Lawyer” in San Diego Real Estate Law, an honor he has held annually since 2006 and Paul E. Robinson was designated a “Best Lawyer” in Real Estate Law, a designation he has held annually since 2007, and Land Use and Zoning. Robinson has been recognized as the Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year” in 2014, 2016 and 2019 by Best Lawyers.
“For a law firm of our size, this is an exceptional showing that exemplifies our strength, passion and singular focus,” said Mickey Maher, managing partner at HechtSolberg. “We have maintained our emphasis on all aspects of real estate and business law for 47 years with an integrated team approach that enables us to be constantly collaborating and innovating.”
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Almost 87,000 industry-leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and the organization has received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”