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Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP

Real Estate

5 ranked lawyersBand 2CaliforniaUSA 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Cox Castle & Nicholson fields a dedicated real estate practice with capabilities throughout California. They offer a comprehensive service for real estate transactions, including obtaining the necessary approvals, negotiating financing and executing transactions. Acknowledged by market sources as an active presence on the market and frequently seen representing major investors. Highly regarded for litigation, and has a deep well of experience advising on land use and entitlement matters.

Strengths

"The lawyers are extremely good and have the ability to summarize the issues in layman's terms."

"They are true specialists."

Work highlights

Cox Castle & Nicholson represented the County of Ventura in defending its new countywide General Plan Update against 11 separate lawsuits, mostly from oil industry interests. The litigants sought to challenge policies to reduce impacts, such as buffers between new wells and homes and schools, and restrictions on flaring gas at new wells.

Notable practitioners

Adam Weissburg maintains a noted real estate financing practice that regularly sees him advise both lenders and borrowers on transactions involving a broad range of asset classes.
"Very well versed when it comes to real estate finance matters."

Andrew Fogg advises a range of clients in connection with the land use entitlement process and related litigation. He has notable expertise in CEQA-related matters.
"He is a smart lawyer and I have been impressed with his work."

Ira Waldman is one of the premier players in the real estate space and offers significant experience advising on financing matters.
"The resident genius at the firm." "Excellent and fun to work with; a charming guy who knows how to get a deal done."

Michael Zischke offers significant experience acting for clients in a wide range of disputes, as well as providing advice on CEQA compliance.
"Mike wrote the book on CEQA."

Mitchell Menzer advises developers and investors in connection with a broad range of land use matters, including obtaining entitlements for development projects.

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

California

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Andrew Fogg
Band 3
Michael H Zischke
Band 2
Mitchell B Menzer
Band 3
California: Southern

Real Estate


Adam Weissburg
Band 4
Ira J Waldman
Band 1