• A wide variety of clients in the real estate industry turn to our Real Estate Department for legal counsel. Our clients are engaged in construction, development, lending, brokerage, leasing and other aspects of real estate, and include commercial developers, public entities, large and small corporations, and real estate lenders, brokers, investors and title insurance companies involved in real property matters throughout the United States.

    Real Estate Services

    Attorneys in our Real Estate Department provide clients with real estate counsel in the following areas:

    • Purchase, sale, lease, planning, subdivision, development, construction, operation and financing of office buildings, hotels, shopping and industrial centers, single and multi-unit residential projects, public projects, and other types of commercial, investment and residential properties.
    • Construction and permanent financing and syndications.
    • Loan workout.
    • Entitlements.
    • Planning for foreign investment in United States real estate.
    • Development and acquisition services.
    • Tax and financing services.
    • Construction and public works.
    • Litigation representation.
    • Land use, entitlements and environmental services including CEQA, EIR, ADA, development agreements and historical preservation.
    • Property management and broker agreements.
    • Title and survey analysis and title insurance requirements.
    • Contractor, engineer, architect and construction management agreements.
    • Community redevelopment agency acquisition agreements and owner participation agreements.
    • CC&Rs, REAs and adjoining landowner agreements.
    • Tax-deferred and “tax-free” like-kind real property exchanges.
    • Acquisition and sale of REO properties.

    We also represent clients before all applicable governmental agencies, including zoning authorities, the California Coastal Commission and other regulatory bodies.

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