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Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Manatt Phelps & Phillips handles diverse real estate and land use matters across the country, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and development projects. Also adept at structuring equity and debt financing transactions. Experienced advising on matters involving public utilities and shopping centers. Works closely with its corporate, government relations and environment teams to tackle multidisciplinary issues.

Strengths

"Their commercial awareness is up to date and they are a great resource for keeping up with goings on in industry. They are creative in helping with issues further afield in real estate."

"We keep going back to them as they do good work and are great to work with."

Work highlights

Manatt represented Avanath Capital Management, one of the country’s largest owners of conventional and affordable multifamily properties, in its acquisitions, financings and loan modifications for multifamily properties throughout the United States.

Notable practitioners

Clay Gantz handles a range of acquisitions, developments and financings. His broad client base includes real estate owners, developers and investors.
"An incredibly intelligent and charismatic individual."

Grace Winters focuses her practice on representing clients in relation to acquisitions, dispositions and financings. Her recent experience includes advising on multifamily housing properties.
"Phenomenal advice and execution of strategy; she digs into the details and assists us in ensuring we have the best protections possible for our clients."

Michael Polentz heads the firm's real estate group and frequently represents clients including developers and investors in a wide range of matters. His expertise includes the development, acquisition and construction of real estate, as well as handling lease negotiations.

Susan Hori is highly regarded for her expertise in handling CEQA compliance issues, as well as advising clients on obtaining land use approvals and entitlements. Her recent experience includes advising clients on residential and industrial development projects.
"A well-known land use attorney" who is "amazing at her job."

Victor De la Cruz leads the firm's land use group and represents clients such as developers, institutions, corporations and individuals on a wide variety of land use matters. He has notable expertise covering entitlements and related litigation.

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Overview

Manatt’s Real Estate practice is one of the largest in the state of California. Working out of Manatt’s Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County and Palo Alto offices, as well as a rapidly growing presence in New York, its 35+ real estate lawyers and professionals are exclusively dedicated to handling some of the most complex and significant real estate transactions. This past year, the firm’s real estate group has engaged in more than 200 new real estate matters, totaling more than $3 billion in acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings, developments and leases. From land use and environmental counseling to real estate litigation and real estate capital markets, Manatt offers its real estate industry clients an integrated team of legal and real estate professionals with experience in all aspects of the commercial real estate ecosystem.   

In addition to proficiently handling real estate transactions, Manatt provides a wide array of other legal and consulting services to real estate industry clients. From land use and environmental counseling to real estate litigation and corporate, the real estate team continues to tackle multidisciplinary issues for its clients, including navigating complex distressed assets, receiverships and workout matters.

Clients

Facebook, Inc.

Jay Paul Company

Lowe Enterprises

PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Co.)

TH Real Estate Investments LLC (fka TIAA)

The Macerich Co.

Industries

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Healthcare

Insurance

Media

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Real Estate

Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

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Location

2049 Century Park East

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90067

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California

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Susan K Hori
Band 2
Victor De la Cruz
Band 3
California: Northern

Real Estate


Michael Polentz
Band 3
California: Southern

Real Estate


Grace Winters
Band 5