Navigating Legal Paths And Complexities


Ariel​ R. Bedell

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Having spent over 20 years working in the legal field, I’ve learned the operational and client side of practicing law. That is why I choose to break away from cookie-cutter legal answers. Utilizing my in depth understanding of business and real estate transactional needs, I guide clients to unique, practical and customized legal solutions. Drawing from a range of personal and professional experiences, I put clients first and give them individualized attention. Acting as their general counsel, I assist clients in their real estate, business, contract and estate planning needs.

My professional practice has given me a broad scope of experience to be able to assist clients in a variety of real estate, business and estate planning transactional matters, ensuring the end result meets their business and personal goals. Working with clients on matters ranging from buying and selling real estate, to lease negotiation and preparation, to operational and entitlement issues, to business formation and operational procedures, to financing and dispute resolution. Having run a small business myself, I tie that personal experience with my legal knowledge to work with clients through their business and personal needs.

A native of San Diego, I spend time with my daughter and dog; hiking, camping and exploring San Diego. Avid fans of Disneyland, my daughter and I can be seen riding Big Thunder Mountain, enjoying the holiday parades or hanging around Main Street.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • LL.M. - 2006
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Taxation
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2003
  • San Diego State University
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Honors: Sigma Alpha Honor Society
    • Major: Biology

Representative Clients

  • Homeowners Associations
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenants Attorney
  • Real Estate Developers

Past Positions

  • McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (formerly known as Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP, Associate, 2007 to 2008
  • Freeman, Freeman and Smiley, Associate, 2006 to 2007

Ancillary Businesses

  • LEED Accredited Professional through the U.S.G.B.C.

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha

Professional Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, 2003 to 2009
  • NAIOP, Member, 2008 to 2009

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder/Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate 85%
  • Business/Commercial 10%
  • Taxation 5%

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2003