JoAnne Dunec is a Senior Deputy City Attorney in the Real Estate Unit of the Advisory Division.
She joined the Real Estate Unit with over 25 years of transactional real estate experience in private practice, specializing in public–private partnership transactions, including redevelopment, base reuse, historic preservation, and urban infill. Ms. Dunec’s private practice included practicing real estate law as a Shareholder at Miller Starr Regalia in Walnut Creek (2009–2015) and as a Shareholder/Director at Ellman Burke Hoffman and Johnson in San Francisco (1997–2009). Ms Dunec also served as Vice President, Underwriting Counsel for Old Republic Title Company in San Francisco (2015–2018).
Ms. Dunec earned her law degree at University of California Hastings College of the Law and received her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Natural Resources from the University of Arizona. She serves on the Public–Private Partnership Council of the Urban Land Institute and is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. She is also the Treasurer and past President of the John Muir Association, a friends group associated with the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez.
Before she became an attorney, Ms. Dunec had a 10–year career in Anchorage, Alaska, in land planning and management, and technical writing and editing for the federal government and in private practice. She served as the Chair of the Alaska Natural History Association, now known as the Alaska Geographic Association.