DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Allen Matkins

Real Estate

7 ranked lawyersBand 1CaliforniaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Maintains a strong reputation across the state of California for its deep real estate expertise. Particularly noted for its strength in highly sophisticated leases, acquisitions and dispositions. Recognized in the market for representing developers. Additional expertise in related areas, including joint venture transactions, land use approvals and commercial finance and tax issues.

Strengths

One client remarks: "Allen Matkins has a whip-smart and deep bench of lawyers with breadth and depth of expertise."

Another notes: "They are client-oriented and deliver on customer service."

"Their attention to detail is unparalleled," comments a client, adding: "Their strategic guidance, recommendations and counsel during the most complex of transactions has been invaluable."

Work highlights

Represented Daniels Real Estate and Stockbridge Capital Group in the $458 million sale of the F5 Tower in Seattle.

Notable practitioners

Chair of the firm's real estate department Anton Natsis is highly sought after to represent clients in leases, purchase and sale, and joint ventures. He offers particular expertise in acting for real estate investors, private equity firms and REITs.
"He is a phenomenal lawyer and is the preeminent landlord leasing lawyer nationally." "Tony is deal-focused and enjoyable to work with." "He gets real estate and is a phenomenal businessperson."

David Stone advises clients such as investors, asset managers and developers in a range of commercial real estate transactions.
"David has a fantastic understanding of the entire transactional process, including the world of joint ventures. He is super smart and thorough, and is tough but fair in negotiations." "He is absolutely phenomenal and instinctively understands the way deals work." "He is very commercial, client-focused and has a very good grasp on the real estate market."

Gary McKitterick counsels clients such as developers and technology companies on a broad range of real estate matters, including acquisitions, lease transactions and design and construction agreements.
"He is a very creative lawyer who comes up with practical and business-oriented solutions." "He is very levelheaded and always works to get transactions over the line."

Jeffrey Chine represents clients in contentious land use matters and provides guidance on entitlement proceedings. He is well versed in the handling of environmental-related litigation in both state and federal courts.
"Jeff has a tremendous amount of experience in litigation. He is able to advise on how to avoid risk while keeping the project moving forward."

John Tipton is regularly called upon to advise investors and landowners on a wide range of transactional matters, including acquisitions and leases.
"He is smart, experienced and knowledgeable. He is good to work with and committed to the client." "John is a great attorney and a great deal maker."

Marc Young has vast experience handling a broad range of real estate matters, with particular expertise in advising borrowers and lenders on financing transactions.

O'Malley Miller is a seasoned real estate lawyer with significant experience handling transactional matters such as acquisitions and financings.
"He has a good background in development deals, he is very practical and is a pleasure to work with."

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California

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Jeffrey Chine
Band 3
California: Southern

Real Estate


Anton N Natsis
Band 1
David Stone
Band 5
Gary McKitterick
Band 4
John Tipton
Band 4
Marc D Young
Band 5