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Latham & Watkins LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Latham & Watkins earns strong market endorsement for its land use expertise. The lawyers also handle sophisticated corporate and finance transactions for significant clients within the real estate industry. The firm is highly experienced in taking on work from REITs, as well as developers, investors, and other critical real estate players.

Strengths

"Latham dominates the Los Angeles market."

Work highlights

Latham served as land use counsel for The Grand, a development designed by Frank Gehry and a component of the broader Grand Avenue Project.

Notable practitioners

Cindy Starrett is a prominent player in the real estate space with extensive experience in advising clients on entitlement and land use matters in relation to transport, leisure and office development projects.
"Cindy is an incredibly talented lawyer."

David Meckler handles a wide spectrum of transactional matters including financings, investments and dispositions. He has additional experience representing REITs in portfolio acquisitions.
"David is as good as it gets. He is brilliantly commercial and practical. He gets to the point very quickly and has excellent judgment. He is also hilarious and a pleasure to work with." "He is a tremendous asset to us as a client."

George Mihlsten continues to be a popular choice for clients seeking advice on regulatory issues and offers significant expertise in development projects in the media and hospitality sectors.
"I believe George is the best land use lawyer on the West Coast." "George is the best at what he does because he is able to balance and weigh legal issues against business and political issues."

Hilary Shalla is increasingly recognized for her work advising on transactional real estate matters such as the acquisition and financing of portfolios. Her practice spans a range of sectors, including logistics, senior living and data centers.
"Hilary is brilliant, calm and professional. It is absolutely a pleasure working with her." "I never second-guess what she advises and always feel confident in her representation."

James Arnone has significant experience handling land use entitlement matters, development approvals and zoning issues. He offers notable expertise in acting for clients in the entertainment sector.

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Real Estate

Latham & Watkins LLP

firm
Location

355 South Grand Avenue

Suite 100

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90071-1560

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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


Cindy Starrett
Band 1
George Mihlsten
Band 1
James L Arnone
Band 3
California: Southern

Real Estate


David C. Meckler
Band 3
Hilary Shalla
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