Trainor, Charles W.
Address: 980 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825
Lawyer Firm: Trainor Fairbrook
Fax: (916) 929-7111
|Areas of Practice||Real Estate Transactions, Business Transactions|
Charles Trainor is the senior shareholder of Trainor Fairbrook, the AV-rated law firm that he founded in 1978. The firm includes the largest group of commercial real estate attorneys in California’s Central Valley.
Mr. Trainor represents clients on matters involving sophisticated real estate transactions including purchase and sale agreements, leases, partnership agreements and loan documentation. He also counsels lenders and borrowers regarding mortgage origination and workout matters. He has negotiated scores of loan and workout transactions, and advises both tenants and landlords regarding office and retail leases. His clientele includes developers, landowners, title companies, lending institutions, shopping center owners, property management entities and construction companies. His practice includes the development of master-planned communities, resort real estate and golf courses.
Mr. Trainor represents lending institutions with respect to their real estate loans in the Central Valley. He has also recently represented the sellers in one of the largest commercial real estate transactions in Sacramento’s history, the sale of six office buildings and land to a Texas-based REIT. Additionally, Mr. Trainor also represented the buyer in the largest land purchase in Sacramento’s history. He also has represented the land seller/partner in Sacramento’s newest regional mall development. Mr. Trainor represents the owners of dozens of office buildings and shopping centers in Northern California, and currently is representing several masterplanned communities in their transactional matters. He and the firm also represent the owners of over a dozen public and private golf courses.
Mr. Trainor is a frequent lecturer for real estate industry associations and has taught numerous Continuing Education of the Bar courses to attorneys including Real Estate Broker Practice and Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements. He has also authored a number of articles relating to real estate and construction.
Mr. Trainor was the first attorney in Sacramento to be admitted to membership in both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, which is an invitation-only organization of the top real estate attorneys in the nation, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, which is an invitation-only organization of the most highly regarded real estate mortgage attorneys in the nation. Mr. Trainor and Trainor Fairbrook are also actively involved in the Association of Commercial Real Estate as members, and as major sponsors of its Broker of the Year event and the Trainor Fairbrook Humanitarian Award.
Angelo K. Tsakopoulos receives the Trainor Fairbrook Humanitarian Award – 03/22/2017. Chuck Trainor presented Angelo K. Tsakopoulos with its 22nd annual Trainor Fairbrook Humanitarian Award.
2017 Best Law Firm – 11/01/2016. Trainor Fairbrook Recognized as Best Law Firm
Best of the Bar 2016 – 08/30/2016. Unprecedented! 13 Attorneys Named Best of the Bar
Best Lawyers 2017 – 08/17/2016. Congratulations to our Northern California Best Lawyers!
Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2016 – 08/10/2016. Nine Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Selected as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyers 2016 – 07/01/2016. 100% Top Lawyers at Trainor Fairbrook
Protective Safeguards Endorsement – 02/03/2016. I had a Fire, But have No Insurance Coverage Because of a PSE? Call My Lawyer!
2016 Best Law Firm – 11/03/2015. Trainor Fairbrook Recognized as Best Law Firm
Best of the Bar 2015 – 09/01/2015. Six Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Selected to Best of the Bar 2015
Northern California Best Lawyers – 08/19/2015. Congratulations to our Northern California Best Lawyers!
Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2015 – 08/18/2015. Nine Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers
Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyers – 08/13/2015. 75% of Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Selected as Top Lawyers
California’s Top Ranked Law Firm – 08/13/2015. Trainor Fairbrook is California ‘s Top Ranked Law Firm of 2015
Dan Cole Receives Humanitarian Award – 04/15/2015. Dan Cole of The Evergreen Company Selected for Humanitarian Award
New Law Requires Deeds to Show More Information on Real Estate Sales – 03/05/2015. Charles Trainor quoted in Sacramento Business Journal regarding Assembly Bill 1888
2015 Best Law Firm – 11/04/2014. Trainor Fairbrook Recognized as Best Law Firm Again!
So Long Privacy! – 09/10/2014. Your Purchase/Sale Price Will Now be Public!!
Best of the Bar 2014 – 09/09/2014. Chuck Trainor and John Fairbrook selected to Best of Bar 2014
Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® – 08/19/2014. Three Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America®
Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Recognized as Northern California Super Lawyers – 07/09/2014. Trainor Fairbrook is honored to announce that eight attorneys have been named 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!
Commercial Real Estate Class Hosted by Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys – 04/08/2014. Charles Trainor and Heather Johnston Discuss Commissions and Broker Liability
Frederick Teichert Receives Humanitarian Award – 03/25/2014. On behalf of the firm, Charles Trainor presented the 19th Annual Trainor Fairbrook Humanitarian Award to Frederick Teichert.
California’s Mitigation Fee Act – 12/10/2013. New Favorable Supreme Court Ruling
Northern California Best Lawyers! – 12/04/2013. Congratulations to our Northern California’s Best Lawyers!
Best of the Bar – 09/06/2013. Three Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Selected "Best of the Bar"
The 7031 Hammer Drops (Again!) – 12/17/2012. Chuck Trainor and Dan Steinberg author an article on recent court ruling regarding strict enforcement of contractor licensing requirements of Business and Professional Code 7031.
Your Easement is Safe! – 11/20/2012. Chuck Trainor and Heather Johnston author an article on recent court ruling regarding the extinguishment of an easement and the limitation of its use.
Building Energy Disclosure Requirements – Delayed Once Again! – 10/10/2012. Chuck Trainor authors article on new law requiring California building owners and operators to disclose the energy consumption of commercial buildings.
Victory For Developers Today In The Supreme Court – 08/16/2012. Chuck Trainor authors article on recent California Supreme Court ruling on the enforcement of arbitration provisions in CC&Rs.
2012 Northern California Super Lawyers – 07/10/2012. Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Honored as 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers
Wasted on Del Paso Boulevard! – 06/28/2012. Chuck Trainor and Mark Ellinghouse co-author article on Court of Appeal case involving commission of waste by a borrower on real property.
Building Energy Disclosure Requirements – Could It Really Be Happening This Time? – 06/14/2012. Chuck Trainor authors article on new law requiring California building owners and operators to disclose the energy consumption of commercial buildings.
Commercial Condominium Conversion Seminar – 11/16/2011. Chuck Trainor and Heather Johnston will present an informative seminar on December 8, 2011, on how commercial condominiums can help make your properties more marketable and create flexibility in this tough real estate economy.
Charles W. Trainor Receives Foundation of Freedom Award – 11/10/2011. On December 1, 2011, Charles W. Trainor will be honored by the Pacific Legal Foundation with its inaugural Foundation of Freedom Award.
Charles W. Trainor Named to Best Lawyers in America 2012® Edition – 08/31/2011. Trainor Fairbrook is pleased to announce that Charles W. Trainor has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.
Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Honored as 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers – 07/17/2011. Trainor Fairbrook is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been named 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers.
Trainor Fairbrook Referenced in Sacramento Business Journal – 07/05/2011. Chuck Trainor’s article on the additional delay of new law affecting commercial building owners and operators was recently featured in the Sacramento Business Journal’s real estate blog.
Building Energy Disclosure Requirements Delayed (Again) – 06/22/2011. Chuck Trainor authors article on additional delay for new law that requires California building owners and operators to disclose the energy consumption of commercial buildings.
Community Benefit Agreements Seminar – 05/11/2011. On May 24, 2011, Charles Trainor will present a seminar on Community Benefit Agreements.
Community Benefit Agreements: Coming (with Love) to a Project Near You – 04/20/2011. On April 30, 2011, Charles Trainor will serve as a panelist at the 30th annual State Bar of California Real Property Retreat.
Charles Trainor Featured in Newsmaker Article – 04/18/2011. Charles Trainor featured in Newsmaker article published April 15, 2011.
Trainor Fairbrook Humanitarian of the Year Award – 03/29/2011. On behalf of the firm, Charles Trainor presented the 15th Annual Humanitarian of the Year Award to Marvin L. "Buzz" Oates.
Charles Trainor Quoted in Real Estate Finance and Investment – 03/24/2011. Charles Trainor quoted in Real Estate Finance and Investment on recent court decision regarding the importance of non-binding language in preliminary sale agreements.
"Santana Row Row" Leads to $16M+ Judgment!! – 03/03/2011. Charles Trainor authors article on the importance of clearly specifying whether your letters of intent are binding.
Charles Trainor Named Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for 2011 – 12/29/2010. Charles W. Trainor has been named as Best Lawyers’ 2011 Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer of the Year.
Charles Trainor Selected For Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 – 08/12/2010. Charles Trainor selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 edition.
Charles Trainor Honored as Northern California Super Lawyer – 07/20/2010. Charles Trainor selected for the seventh consecutive year as a Northern California Super Lawyer
Commercial Condominium Conversion Seminar – 01/20/2010. Chuck Trainor and Heather Johnston will present an informative seminar on January 28, 2010, on how commercial condominiums can help make your properties more marketable and create flexibility in this tough real estate economy.
Stricter Penalty Regarding Change in Ownership For Property Tax Purposes – 01/07/2010. Chuck Trainor and Colby Campbell author article on new California real property tax law effective January 1, 2010
Energy Disclosure Requirement Delayed (Temporarily) – 12/03/2009. Chuck Trainor authors article on new law that requires California building owners and operators to disclose the energy consumption of commercial buildings beginning January 1, 2010
Buyer’s Broker Wins Commission Case – 10/29/2009. Charles W. Trainor authors article on recent court case ruling that a buyer’s broker is entitled to a commission, even though the transaction did not close.
2009 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference – 10/12/2009. Chuck Trainor to Speak at 2009 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference
Senior Partner Named in "Best Lawyers in America" – 08/06/2009. Charles W. Trainor selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010
Two Trainor Fairbrook Attorneys Honored As 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers – 07/22/2009. Charles W. Trainor and Nancy Hotchkiss were selected again this year as Northern California Super Lawyers
Three Attorneys Included in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition – 05/26/2009. Three shareholders selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition.
Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year Awards – 03/19/2009. Chuck Trainor will present the 14th annual Trainor Fairbrook Humanitarian Award.
Senior Partner Honored as a "Best Lawyer in America" – 03/02/2009. Chuck Trainor selected again this year as a "Best Lawyer in America"
NAIOP Man of the Year Roast Honoring Ben Catlin – 02/26/2009. Trainor Fairbrook is a presenting sponsor and Chuck Trainor is the event emcee for the annual NAIOP Charity Roast.
Chuck Trainor Receives the 2008 FAME Award from CREW Sacramento – 02/12/2009. The FAME Award is presented to an individual that has made a prominent impact on the local commercial real estate industry.
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