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USA Guide 2023
California Real Estate
Band 3

0 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Shartsis Friese LLP

Shartsis Friese LLP is recognized as having one of the most comprehensive real estate practices on the West Coast, representing institutional investors, developers and corporate users in the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of all property types, including office buildings, multifamily properties, shopping centers, industrial projects, corporate campuses, self-storage and hotels.  Clients include investment banks and other institutional property owners and lenders (including UBS Global Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds, LaSalle Investment Management, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, CB Richard Ellis Investors, Jamestown, Lennar Corporation and DRA Advisors), national and international developers (such as Hines Interests Limited Partnership, Wilson Meany, Stockbridge Capital and Panoramic Interests) and large corporate users of real estate (including Oracle, Google, Dropbox, Twitter, Synopsys and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan).  The Real Estate Department also works closely with the firm’s Real Estate Litigation Group in handling a variety of disputes involving real property.  Members of the Real Estate Department serve in numerous high level leadership positions in local and national organizations.  Four of our Real Estate Department partners are Fellows of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and one of our partners has previously served as President of this prestigious organization.

Chambers Review

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Real Estate - California: Northern
Band 3
What the team is known for

Shartsis Friese advises clients on a range of real estate matters, including the acquisition, financing, development and leasing of properties such as shopping centers, multifamily property and industrial projects. The firm also advises technology companies and corporate users in relation to corporate campuses and office buildings. The team works closely with the firm's litigation group to handle property disputes.

Notable practitioners

Peter Aitelli is a key contact.

Work Highlights

Provided by Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Shartsis Friese represented TikTok in negotiating a 650,000 square foot, multi-building sublease from Yahoo.


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Provided by Shartsis Friese LLP

Alan J. Robin

Amy E. Lehman

Brad Curtis

Craig B. Etlin

David Egdal

David H. Kremer

Derek Boswell

Jodi B. Fedor

Jonathan M. Kennedy

Joseph M. Soliman

Kathleen Keeler Bryski

Peter Aitelli

Scott Schneider

Tess S. Brandwein

Thomas D. Morell