Managing Partner: David L Osias (Jeffrey R. Patterson as of July 1, 2019)
Number of partners: 111 Number of other lawyers: 78
Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 200 attorneys in four major metropolitian areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco. The firm’s areas of focus include real estate, construction, land use, environmental and natural resources; corporate and securities, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and creditors’ rights, joint ventures and tax; labor and employment; and trials, litigation, risk management and alternative dispute resolution in all of these areas.
Main Areas of Practice:
Allen Matkins continues to build upon its long-standing reputation as one of the leading real estate law firms in the United States, having assisted clients in all aspects of law relating to the development, management, financing, acquisition and disposition of real property assets. Because the firm has one of the largest real estate departments in the country, the firm’s attorneys bring to every deal their relationships with major players in the real estate industry, including developers, brokers, buyers, sellers, governmental agencies, title companies, consultants, financers and investors.
The firm’s attorneys serve a wide range of national and international clients, including general contractors, developers, owners, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, financial institutions, landlords, tenants, architects and engineers in connection with the design and construction of public works projects, publicly financed projects and private development projects.
The group consists of attorneys, government specialists and planners whose mission is to assist the firm’s clients in navigating the myriad of federal, state and local legal requirements affecting the environment to develop and maximize the use of real property. The team includes recognized experts on CEQA, Subdivision Map Act, planning and zoning law, and structuring public/private partnerships, including redevelopment projects.
Environmental & Natural Resources:
Allen Matkins provides clients with comprehensive administrative, regulatory, transactional and litigation services under all federal, state, and local environmental and land use laws, including laws addressing water and air quality, solid and hazardous waste, sediment contamination, toxic chemicals and pesticides, as well as endangered species and climate change.
The practice includes representation of owners and operators of domestic energy projects in all phases of financing, permitting, development, and operations, and is among the most comprehensive in California. The firm provides its clients with a deep understanding of the energy industry and practical guidance on virtually every aspect of their businesses.
The firm’s attorneys provide comprehensive corporate representation to domestic and international, public and private companies operating in the biotechnology, finance, technology, banking, retail, manufacturing, natural resources, real estate, and services industries. The practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, emerging company and venture capital, private equity, public company, technology and investment funds.
Allen Matkins’ attorneys provide a broad range of legal services in financing transactions, loan servicing, loan purchase and sale transactions, management of distressed debt and exercise of creditor remedies, bankruptcy, and financial institutions litigation.
Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy:
Allen Matkins’ attorneys are nationally recognized for their expertise in matters involving debtors and creditors, including out-of-court debt restructurings, state and federal court receiverships, real and personal property foreclosures, asset purchases, and Chapter 11 reorganization cases.
Allen Matkins enjoys a national reputation for its sophisticated and innovative approaches to tax issues from taxation with a particular specialty in business organizations to pass-through entities such as partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies.
Labor & Employment:
The firm’s attorneys represent both large and small employers, across diverse industries, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. The practice focuses on litigation, preventive counseling, training, policy preparation and implementation, and alternative dispute resolution.
Allen Matkins is recognized nationwide for its expertise in handling complex business disputes. Expertise ranges from all aspects of real estate litigation (including construction litigation, land use litigation, landlord tenant litigation and condemnation) to business litigation including corporate and partnership disputes, bankruptcy litigation, consumer class action litigation, securities litigation as well as all aspects of environmental, toxic tort and product litigation.
The firm’s clients include Bank of the West, Beacon Capital Partners, Boston Properties, California American Water, Colony Capital, Content Partners, D.R. Horton, Hines Interests, Hudson Pacific Properties, Kennedy Wilson, Kilroy Realty Corporation, Medley Capital Corporation, The Muller Company, Oaktree Capital Management, Quiksilver, SunPower Corporation, Tishman Speyer, Turner Construction