Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Real Estate Department

California
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What the team is known for Advises on all aspects of acquisitions and dispositions, usually handling landmark real estate assets and portfolios in hospitality, office, retail and multifamily developments. Originates, documents and restructures complex debt and equity financing transactions. Clients include major national and international investors. Has an impressive roster of clients in the technology sector.

Strengths One client notes: "They are hard-working, honest and efficient. They provide great service and have a do-what-it-takes attitude."

Another states: "They're extremely client-focused and the team’s real strength is its ability to address and effectively resolve any matter as it relates to their scope of service."

"The team as a whole is incredibly strong and is good at backing each other up as workloads and demands shift and schedules conflict," says an interviewee.

Work highlights Represented the joint venture Institutional Logistics Partners in its acquisition of a building leased by Tesla as its research facility.

Notable practitioners


Michael Liever
regularly acts for developers and investors on a range of transactional work, including sales and acquisitions. "He is the best in the business - he is hard-working, honest and reasonable," comments one source. Another reports: "He's very consistently thoughtful and responsive, and he has a steady commitment to client service."