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Martin L. Hirsch

Mr. Hirsch’s practice focuses on real estate transactions, business transactions, land use, homeowners associations and water companies. He represents public agencies, homeowners associations, businesses and individuals.

Mr. Hirsch has an extensive background in real estate and business litigation. His experience prosecuting, defending, and resolving legal disputes has enabled a unique perspective toward protecting and achieving his clients’ business and real estate goals.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Hirsch joined Perry Johnson in June 2013. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced in San Diego in the areas of construction litigation, business transactions, and hospitality. Mr. Hirsch specializes in drafting, negotiating, and evaluating contracts related to commercial real estate, businesses and the wine industry. He facilitates real estate acquisitions and routinely represents and advises commercial and residential landlords and tenants regarding leasing, assignment and subleasing. He also handles business sales and acquisitions and corporate governance including formation, strategic planning, and compliance.

Mr. Hirsch also provides counsel on real property and environmental issues related to local and state regulations. He represents his clients in front of local agencies to obtain use permits and other approvals for various residential, commercial, and agricultural developments, and procure the required California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) certifications for those projects. Mr. Hirsch advises wine industry clients on matters relating to events, promotions, use permit acquisition and compliance. Mr. Hirsch also represents homeowners associations and water districts. He routinely advises clients regarding Davis Stirling, Brown Act, and other regulatory compliance.

Education and Memberships

Mr. Hirsch obtained his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 2007. In 2004, Mr. Hirsch graduated with honors from San Diego State University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History.

Mr. Hirsch is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association and the Community Associations Institute.

Community Involvement

Mr. Hirsch was born and raised in Santa Rosa and is a graduate of Santa Rosa High School. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Family YMCA, is a past executive member of the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50, and coaches little league.

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Martin L. Hirsch


Mr. Hirsch practices in the areas of business transactions, real estate transactions, HOA and public agency governance, landlord-tenant disputes, business entity formation and governance, purchase and sale of businesses, construction transactions, and land use law.