We blend sophistication with a practical approach.

We have built a reputation as one of the region’s leading law firms in real estate transactions and finance. In 2015, we handled the third largest real estate transaction in the state. We were counsel to the taxpayer in the seminal case regarding real property exchanges under IRC §1031, T.J. Starker v. U.S., 602 F.2d 1341 (9th Cir. 1979). Our lawyers have practiced extensively in the multifamily, retail and office sectors. Our expertise includes:

• Purchase and sale transactions.

• Senior lender acquisition and construction financing and refinancing, including portfolio loans for commercial mortgage-backed securities and other conduit lending vehicles.

• Project equity financing, including private placements, syndications, tax credit investments and mezzanine financing.

• Leasing

• Negotiation and structure of real estate investment funds.

• Joint ventures.

• Negotiation and structure of promoter carried interests, including both whole fund and deal-by-deal arrangements.

• Tax-deferred exchanges under IRC §1031, including related negotiation and structuring of TIC interests.

Real estate attorneys

Stephen J. Klarquist

Steven A. Nicholes

Vanessa A. Usui