Mr. Del Guercio is a highly respected transactional attorney. His corporate transactional practice includes formation of business entities and the acquisition and divestiture of business entities and assets. His real estate transactional practice includes representing both public and private clients in connection with substantial real property development, redevelopment, purchase, sale, lease, and financing transactions. These transactions involve complex land use, planning and zoning issues, environmental issues, economic development and finance, redevelopment projects, water and mineral rights, joint use and mixed use developments, public/private partnerships, owner participation agreements, disposition and development agreements, Government Code § 65864 development agreements, acquisitions in lieu of the exercise of eminent domain powers, infrastructure agreements, cooperation agreements and remediation and other environmental-related agreements.

Mr. Del Guercio has been, for many years, a civic leader with extensive involvement in economic, regulatory and environmental issues within the region.  His involvement includes:

  • Mayor, City of La Canada Flintridge (2012 – 2013; 2008 – 2009; and 2003 -2004)
  • Council Member, City of La Canada Flintridge (2001-2013)
  • Legal Committee Chairman and Executive Board Member, California Contract Cities Association (2003 – 2005)
  • Steering Committee Member, Southern California Association of Governments, Arroyo Verdugo Subregion (2008 – 2009; 2003 – 2004)
  • Planning Commissioner, City of La Canada Flintridge (1999 – 2001)
  • Director, Los Angeles County Sanitation District Nos. 28 and 34 (2001 – 2013)


Email: sdelguercio@ddsffirm.com
Phone: (213) 624-8407  Ext. 147


  • J.D., University of Southern California, Order of the Coif (1986)
  • A.B., University of Southern California, Magna Cum Laude (1983)


  • Admitted to California Bar 1986


  • Recipient, University of Southern California Law Center, 1986 Law Alumni Award (for graduating with highest scholastic average in the law school class)
  • Recipient, University of Southern California Law Center, 1985 Alfred I. Mellenthin Award (for attaining highest scholastic average in the second  year law school class)
  • Staff Member, Southern California Law Review (1985)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1982)


  • “Boot Distributions in Acquisitive Reorganizations: The Wright-Shimberg Controversy,” 59 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1295 (1986) (cited with approval in Clark v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 828 F.2d 221 (4th Cir. 1987), affirmed by the United States Supreme Court)

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