Business and Real Estate Group

Our Business and Real Estate Group contributes to our clients' success in a full range of legal matters, from small business transactions to complex, multi-million dollar commercial real estate deals. 


Business Planning & Transactions

Planning, structuring and forming entities; negotiating, reviewing and drafting contracts; providing counseling and negotiating financing mechanisms; strategic partnerships and ventures; tax planning; and mergers and acquisitions.

Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions

Acquisitions, finance, leases, easements, development, syndications and tax deferred exchanges. The firm also counsels its clients with respect to environmental, property taxes and other issues arising in connection with real estate transactions.

Land Use and Title

Development, permitting, planning, zoning, condemnation, eminent domain and environmental matters. The firm handles matters on behalf of both private property owners and public agency clients. The firm regularly makes appearances on behalf of its clients before a wide range of administrative bodies, including the Board of Supervisors, City Councils, Planning Commissions and LAFCO.

Public Agency

Local and state legislative and regulatory matters, permitting, public finance, environmental compliance and issues affecting the structure of local government. The firm has a long history of representing a variety of local governmental agencies, both with respect to ongoing operations, as well as the construction of new public facilities.