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Peter M. Weil
PETER M. WEIL “Our job is to understand exactly what a client is trying to accomplish and, working side by side with the client, to do everything possible to achieve their goal quickly and efficiently.”

Peter M. Weil

Managing Partner and Senior Business and Real Estate Lawyer

Los Angeles (main)

t: 310.282.6211
f: 310.556.2920
pweil@glaserweil.com

Peter M. Weil

Managing Partner and Senior Business and Real Estate Lawyer

Los Angeles (main)

Peter Weil has long been involved with large, complex and innovative real estate and corporate transactions. His extensive experience encompasses envelope-pushing matters ranging from the acquisition and disposition of businesses to real estate development, construction, leasing, financing and restructuring. His list of clients have included Fortune 500 companies, significant real estate investors and developers, major studios and successful entrepreneurs. Mr. Weil served as lead outside counsel for MGM Mirage in connection with all legal aspects of the largest privately funded construction project in U.S. history, CityCenter, the 9 billion dollar, 20 million square-foot mixed-use project in Las Vegas.

Consistently receiving top professional rankings, Mr. Weil has been recognized as one of the "Top 100 Leading Attorneys in California" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and one of the “Top 50 Leading Lawyers in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The Century City Bar Association has recognized him as its “Real Estate Lawyer of the Year,” and he regularly appears on the lists of Southern California Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

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For many years, Mr. Weil has held leadership positions in prominent civic organizations, including President of the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission, Chairman of the City of Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals and Member of the City of Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners. In the professional realm, he is a past President of the Century City Bar Association and a former Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In addition, he has lectured widely on a variety of real estate topics.

Mr. Weil has also served as President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, President of the Western Region of the American Friends of The Hebrew University and as a Trustee and Member of the Executive Committee of the University of Wisconsin Foundation. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles-based Skirball Cultural Center, a Member of the Board of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles and President of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hillel, and a Member of the Board of Counselors of the USC Rossier School of Education. He recently received the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles Legal Division’s Bruce I. Hochman Maimonides Torch of Justice Award for 2016.

Mr. Weil received his B.A., with honors, and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also obtained his M.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Practice Areas
  • Education
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., cum laude

    • University of California, Berkeley, M.A., History

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., History, with honors

  • State Bar Admissions
    • California

  • Representative Matters
    • Real Estate Purchases and Sales

    • Represented prominent REITS in the acquisitions and dispositions of numerous office buildings and shopping centers.

    • Represented purchasers and sellers in the sale of large production studios in Los Angeles.

    • Real Estate Leasing

    • Represented the anchor tenant in its lease of 400,000 square feet in a prestigious Los Angeles high rise office tower (the largest dollar lease in L.A. County history).

    • Represented a leading commercial real estate developer in a number of large industrial leases.

    • Represented major housing developers in the entitlement process and the sale of finished lots to merchant builders.

    • Real Estate Development

    • Was in charge of the legal team from Glaser Weil that handled all legal aspects (entitlements, constructions contracts, architectural contracts, financings, insurance, LEED compliance, hotel management contracts) of a $9 billion, 20 million square-foot mixed-use project in Las Vegas (the largest privately funded construction project in U.S. history).

    • Represented a prominent full-service real estate company in several major development projects, including a 1.3 million square-foot mixed-use project in North Hollywood.

    • Corporate

    • Formed several large real estate joint ventures involving hotels and office buildings.

    • Restructured billions of dollars of loans during the most recent recession.

  • Associations
    • Skirball Cultural Center Board of Trustees, Board Chair

    • City of Los Angeles Planning Commission, past President

    • City of Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals, past Chair

    • City of Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, Member

    • Century City Bar Association, past President

    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trustee

    • Los Angeles Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, past President

    • Los Angeles Chapter of the American Jewish Committee National Board of Governors, Member

    • Western Region of the American Friends of the The Hebrew University, past President

    • University of Wisconsin Foundation, member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

  • News
  • Honors & Awards
    • A “Top 100 Leading Attorneys in California” by the Daily Journal

    • A “Top 50 Leading Lawyers in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal

    • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association

    • “Real Estate Lawyer of the Year,” by Century City Bar Association

    • Southern California Super Lawyers, multiple years

    • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2018

    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

    • The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles Legal Division’s Bruce I. Hochman Maimonides Torch of Justice Award, 2016

  • Practice Areas
  • Education
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., cum laude

    • University of California, Berkeley, M.A., History

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., History, with honors

  • State Bar Admissions
    • California

  • Representative Matters
    • Real Estate Purchases and Sales

    • Represented prominent REITS in the acquisitions and dispositions of numerous office buildings and shopping centers.

    • Represented purchasers and sellers in the sale of large production studios in Los Angeles.

    • Real Estate Leasing

    • Represented the anchor tenant in its lease of 400,000 square feet in a prestigious Los Angeles high rise office tower (the largest dollar lease in L.A. County history).

    • Represented a leading commercial real estate developer in a number of large industrial leases.

    • Represented major housing developers in the entitlement process and the sale of finished lots to merchant builders.

    • Real Estate Development

    • Was in charge of the legal team from Glaser Weil that handled all legal aspects (entitlements, constructions contracts, architectural contracts, financings, insurance, LEED compliance, hotel management contracts) of a $9 billion, 20 million square-foot mixed-use project in Las Vegas (the largest privately funded construction project in U.S. history).

    • Represented a prominent full-service real estate company in several major development projects, including a 1.3 million square-foot mixed-use project in North Hollywood.

    • Corporate

    • Formed several large real estate joint ventures involving hotels and office buildings.

    • Restructured billions of dollars of loans during the most recent recession.

  • Associations
    • Skirball Cultural Center Board of Trustees, Board Chair

    • City of Los Angeles Planning Commission, past President

    • City of Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals, past Chair

    • City of Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, Member

    • Century City Bar Association, past President

    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trustee

    • Los Angeles Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, past President

    • Los Angeles Chapter of the American Jewish Committee National Board of Governors, Member

    • Western Region of the American Friends of the The Hebrew University, past President

    • University of Wisconsin Foundation, member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

  • News
  • Honors & Awards
    • A “Top 100 Leading Attorneys in California” by the Daily Journal

    • A “Top 50 Leading Lawyers in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal

    • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association

    • “Real Estate Lawyer of the Year,” by Century City Bar Association

    • Southern California Super Lawyers, multiple years

    • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2018

    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

    • The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles Legal Division’s Bruce I. Hochman Maimonides Torch of Justice Award, 2016