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Perkins Coie LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Perkins Coie is a highly regarded real estate and land use practice providing advice on all phases of a development project. The firm is also experienced at representing public agencies in relation to contentious land use proposals. Clients include leisure and hospitality corporations, as well as shopping center operators. Offers experience advising on environmental aspects of projects, including CEQA compliance and water quality regulations.

Strengths

"This firm and their attorneys are highly responsive, client-serving and flexible. They prioritize customer service and offer quick turnaround time on very demanding schedules."

"The team I worked with was very strong."

"One of the best in California land use law."

Work highlights

Acted as lead land use, development and California Environmental Quality Act counsel to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, in connection with its proposal to build North America’s first Cheval Blanc hotel in Beverly Hills.

Notable practitioners

Camarin Madigan represents a broad cross-section of real estate clients, including developers, REITs and landowners, in connection with acquisitions, dispositions and land use entitlements. She also has substantial experience in the drafting and negotiation of ground leases.
"It is a pleasure working with Camarin. She is very knowledgeable, responsive and conscientious." "Ms Madigan provided exceptionally competent, tireless, creative and collaborative services, combining tact, perseverance, patience and clarity."

Cecily Barclay chairs the firm's real estate and land use practice. Her practice covers a wide range of issues, including negotiating entitlement agreements and advising clients on CEQA compliance.
"Highly regarded and very experienced in land use."

Garrett Colli is an up-and-coming partner who has a growing practice representing clients in relation to the land use aspects of residential, commercial and industrial development projects.
"Always very professional, likable and confident with his understanding of the issues at hand."

Matthew Gray focuses his practice on obtaining land use entitlements for substantial mixed-use development projects. He has notable expertise in CEQA compliance.
"His demeanour is steady and fair but he can be tough too." "Matt is a pleasure to work with and is deeply knowledgeable regarding land use and mapping."

Michelle Chan advises clients in connection with land use entitlements and environmental compliance for development projects.
"Michelle produces high-quality, thoughtful work and is extremely responsive and flexible with her clients."

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Overview

Perkins Coie’s Real Estate industry group provides clients with comprehensive services encompassing the full range of commercial real estate and development issues.

With more than 50 lawyers in offices across the country, the team has the depth and diversity of experience to handle a variety of projects, including resort hotels, golf course and housing developments, mixed-use projects, shopping centers, corporate campuses, retirement communities, industrial facilities and public/private developments. The group helps clients with all aspects of the financing, acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of major projects nationally and internationally.

Our California attorneys are part of a nationwide group that secures public agency approvals for large-scale development projects. We have worked on the highest profile projects in California, including military base reuse, urban infill, master plan communities, universities, hospitals, research and development campuses, renewable energy, transportation, and water supply projects.

We are recognized leaders in planning and zoning laws, initiatives, exactions, development agreements, the California Environmental Quality Act, and the Subdivision Map Act and are known for our unmatched knowledge and understanding of CEQA.

Real Estate

Perkins Coie LLP

firm
Location

505 Howard Street

Suite 1000

San Francisco

California

USA

CA 94105

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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


Cecily Talbert Barclay
Band 1
Garrett Colli
Up and Coming
Matthew S Gray
Band 3
Michelle Chan
Up and Coming
California: Northern

Real Estate


Camarin Madigan
Band 3