Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for A respected choice for a wide array of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leases and financings. Has an impressive client base featuring premier real estate funds and high-profile developers.

Strengths According to one interviewee: "They provide great value and are incredibly bright."

"Everyone we work with at Munger is outstanding. I am most grateful for their ability to think strategically and to achieve effective results," says another.

A third remarks: "Munger stands out for the team's intellect, knowledge of the law and business acumen."

Work highlights Advised Tishman Speyer on a joint venture with the San Francisco Giants to develop the $2 billion mixed-use project Mission Rock.

Notable practitioners

George Fatheree
represents investors and private equity firms in real estate transactions. His recent activity has included sales, financings and acquisitions for commercial and residential development projects. An interviewee notes: "He performed exceptionally well, entering a time-sensitive and complex matter on short notice, and synthesizing difficult relationships and conflicting goals into an extremely successful result."

Misty Sanford
has a strong reputation for her substantial experience advising developers, investors and REITs on real estate matters. She acts on joint ventures, financings and sales. An interviewee comments: "I have been very impressed by Misty for years. She is smart, tenacious, efficient and very client-focused."