Deep experience, real influence
Because we're structured for expertise, our lawyers have more average years of experience than most major real estate law firms. You get to work with people who really know what they're doing and have seen a lot of different kinds of transactions, bringing a large arsenal of creative solutions to your deal.
That longevity gives us a terrific network of contacts in the industry and credibility with both private-side participants and public officials.
Who we work with
Our clients are diverse and ambitious. We work with some of the most successful people and firms in the U.S. and beyond, ranging from S&P 500 REITs to startup entrepreneurs.
We understand the complexities of the markets and can help you unlock their full potential.
What we do
We make things happen in every aspect of real estate and continue to evolve with our clients' changing needs—from repositioning retail projects to tech office projects, hotel and resort developments, diversifying medical facilities, master-planned communities and mixed-use developments, museums and infrastructure projects.
Recent projects include:
- Acquisitions and dispositions
- Ground-up development
- Joint ventures
- Financing, including securitized loans, mezzanine financing and preferred equity structures
- Land use entitlement
- Distressed assets
- Design and construction
- Eminent domain and real estate litigation
Avanath Capital Management, a real estate investment firm focused on conventional and affordable multifamily properties, in completing an approximately $248 million recapitalization transaction for Avanath Affordable Housing I, LLC.
Bently Enterprises, LLC, in its $145 million sale of the historic landmark Bently Reserve building in downtown San Francisco to New York-based real estate investment company RFR Holding LLC.
California State University San Marcos Corporation, a subsidiary of California State University, San Marcos, in connection with the negotiation of a public-private partnership arrangement to develop an extended learning facility for the university.
Gemalto Cogent Inc., a digital security firm, in negotiating and closing the sale of its headquarters campus in Pasadena, California, for approximately $25 million.
Jay Paul Company, a leading and prolific real estate developer whose major Silicon Valley tenants include Facebook, Amazon and Google, in virtually every one of its financings and refinancings of more than 12 million square feet of institutional-quality space, with an additional 6 million square feet in its active pipeline, totaling more than $14 billion of transactions.
John & Marcia Goldman Foundation in the approval and construction of EPACENTER ARTS, a 21,000-square-foot youth community center that will provide educational opportunities for youth in East Palo Alto, California.
Lowe Enterprises in the formation of an Opportunity Zone joint venture with Related Fund Management. The venture was created to develop an approximately 113,000-square-foot, nine-story office building located at 2130 Violet Street in the vibrant Arts District in downtown Los Angeles—a designated Opportunity Zone.
The Macerich Company, a large shopping center REIT, in the negotiation of a conveyancing agreement and related agreements for the acquisition from the city of Carson of a 41-acre development site in the city of Carson, California (Los Angeles County), for the development of a 566,000-square-foot state-of-the-art high-end fashion outlet center. Development of the center will cost well in excess of $400 million.
Olive Hill Group in its $120 million recapitalization of an office building at 520 Broadway in Santa Monica, California.
PBF Energy, one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of transportation fuels, heating oil and other petroleum products, in its $1 billion acquisition of the Martinez refinery and its logistics assets from Shell Oil Products US.
PlumpJack Fund LP, a subsidiary of PlumpJack Hospitality, in its $100 million formation and unwinding of a joint venture with Boulder, Colorado-based real estate developer Meriwether Companies to redevelop the Squaw Valley Inn into an all-season destination resort and residence at the base of Tahoe’s historic Squaw Valley Mountain.
Wells Fargo Bank in its $57.5 million sale of all 11 of its low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects located in Los Angeles County and West Sacramento.
A consortium of investors in connection with a $28 million secured financing of Acreage Holdings, Inc., a Canadian holdings company with a diverse portfolio of cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensing operations in the United States.