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John Walter Easterbrook

Debt and lending agreements Attorney at San Jose, CA

3.0   2 reviews

also known as Jack Easterbrook

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

I focus on real estate finance, banking work, asset based loans, technology loans - everything related to commercial debt financing.  My practice involves getting transactions to closing as well as addressing problems and workouts.


In addition to my law practice, I am very committed to issues involving children and adults with disabilities.  I serve on the Board of Directors of Via Rehabilitiation Services and have a daughter with disabilities.  Like most lawyers, I enjoy reading, writing and arguing my opinions!

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Posted by Ryan | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal work for Banking
Jack Easterbrook and his team at Strategy Law have done a great job for us documenting complex loan transactions, including deals with unusual collateral; ESOP owned companies, as well as matters involving multiple related parties and guarantors. We count on them for high quality and timely legal work and they are able to handle it for us. Jack and his team make it a point to be extremely accessible to us which can make all of the difference in the world in successfully closing a banking transaction. We also appreciate that Jack and his team are there for us with thoughtful advice about issues that come up in the course of putting together and structuring loan proposals and various ways to interpret certain bank related legal documents.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't count on Jack Easterbrook
Jack Easterbrook was the "primary attorney", representing me some years ago, as a small business owner, in a Commercial case (theft of customers by an ex-employee). Easterbrook billed me approximately $50,000+ in legal fees, though got my ex-employee to pay a settlement of $30,000. (Not worth my time and uncertainty of outcome. But, lesson learned). But then the ex-employee filed a claim, that the $30,000 was not justified..(even though Easterbrook had purportedly won it for me in the settlement). Easterbrook advised not to worry about including a settlement of it, as part of the original aforementioned herein case. But instead to defend against it subsequently (case #2). Then as case #2 proceeded, and remembering well the time and cost of case #1, said would cost less in legal fees for case #2, than paying back the $30,000. I said if it looked like it was going to approach $30,000 in legal fees for case #2, to stop and I'd pay the $30,000 to settle. However, over the course of several months, Easterbrook utilized what I'd call a slow/flood method (monthly "slow" billings of $1K - $2K, while suggesting close to closure...then intra-month with no warning, a "flood" billing of $30K+). This resulted in another approximately $50,000 in legal fees to Easterbrook, and still my having to pay back the $30,000 to the employee. Summary: The only winner here is Jack Easterbrook, double dipping for approximately $100,000 in legal fees. While Jack Easterbrook: 1) first took a case that he arguably should have known would cost more than could win. 2) not able to win a subsequent case, just to be able to keep for me, what he "won" in the first case. PS As it's been some years, Easterbrook may: a) feign not remembering my case, b) write some generic non-response, like this is so against his core values, that it couldn't have happened. c) Or, he'll combine a) & b), while having a paralegal post for him. Since he's unlikely to go on record, under his own. You know what that means.... he's hiding.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Strategy Law, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Board of Directors
  • Via Services
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Structure Law Group, LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Silicon Valley Law Group, A Law Corporation
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Hopkins & Carley
  • 1997 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • DLA Piper
  • 1994 - 1997
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  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • M.B.A.
  • 1981
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014


  • The Daily Journal
  • Forging Into the New Year: Renewed Confidence Among Commercial Banking Lenders
  • 2011
  • Firm Web Site
  • Enforcing Loan Guarantees In An Anemic Economy: Beware of the Sham
  • 2010
  • The Banking Law Journal
  • A Real Estate Loan Trap: How A Junior Lender Can Create Mischief
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • RMA
  • Commercial Law - Loan Issues Update
  • 2014
  • Bank Training Seminar
  • Security Interests, Collateral and Guarantees: Keys to Ensuring Solid Secondary Sources of Repayment
  • 2014
  • Issues in Real Estate; The Trifeca Perspective
  • After the Term Sheet: Top Ten Items in Loan Documents That You Don't Want to Ignore
  • 2013
  • Bank Seminar
  • Hot Topics: Makin' Loans and Doin' Deals
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
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Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is an outstanding attorney - knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. He has extensive experience with real estate, complex loan transactions, and financing. I highly recommend him."
Banking Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"When Jack works on a commercial lending or real estate transaction, you receive not only the benefit of a debt lending attorney with 20 years of experience, you also get a person who, prior to law, worked for years as a commercial banker himself. I highly recommend him."
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Whether representing lenders or borrowers, Jack adds tremendous value to any transaction involving financing. Jack is particularly helpful with real estate transactions and security agreements. Jack is easy to work with and I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with John Easterbrook and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
Banking Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I value Jack's experience whenever I need assistance with structuring and documenting complex loan transactions, including financings secured by business assets. He is very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. I recommend him highly."
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San Jose Debt and lending agreements Lawyer John Walter Easterbrook
John Walter Easterbrook
Debt and lending agreements Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation