Real Estate

Glaser Weil offers our Real Estate clients the technical expertise and creative, nimble thinking required to stay on top of the rapidly changing demands and complexities that dominate today’s real estate market. We work diligently to never lose sight of our clients’ big picture real estate objectives. The Firm’s real estate team is well known for mastering the many different, fast moving and intricate legal components that can make or break a business opportunity in this industry filled with opportunities. We work in partnership with our real estate clients to negotiate the complex needs of the different parties involved in all of their real estate matters — from developers and investors to lenders and public authorities.

The Firm’s Real Estate Department provides a broad range of legal services for clients in California as well as throughout the country. Our attorneys leverage their legal prowess and vast experience across the full spectrum of practice areas often involved in complex real estate matters. These include: real estate acquisitions and dispositions; secured lending, restructuring and workouts; construction; architecture and related development matters; leasing; hospitality; land use, and environmental risk analysis. In conjunction with our Corporate and Tax departments, our real estate lawyers assist clients in structuring the ownership and investment vehicles necessary to advance real estate acquisition and development. Glaser Weil’s real estate attorneys are recognized for their knowledgeable counsel to clients in multiple disciplines within the Real Estate Department and bring a broad range of expertise to each client’s project.


Attorneys in the Real Estate Department are frequently involved in many significant and well-known development projects. We advise clients during all phases of real estate design and construction, from contract negotiations with consultants through to completion and “ribbon-cutting.” Glaser Weil also coordinates the entitlement process and offers clients assistance with any potential disputes that may arise during the course of construction and in connection with the closeout of development projects.


The members of the Firm’s Real Estate Department are keenly aware of the many complex environmental issues that a buyer, seller, lender or developer may encounter in their real estate transactions. When needed, Glaser Weil’s real estate lawyers often utilize the expertise of the Firm’s environmental attorneys to provide clients with environmental risk analysis and creative solutions to environmental issues. Ready access to our environmental team further ensures that our clients have the ability to address the wide array of environmental matters that may arise during commercial endeavors in today’s rapidly changing regulatory climate.




      • Successfully represented a major oil company with respect to its lease of approximately 250 gas stations to a national, publicly traded oil and refining company.
      • Representing the owner/developer of a new shopping center in Glendora, Calif. Handling leases, entitlements and land use issues.
      • Representing a well-known celebrity in a construction defect dispute against a contractor in connection with a multi-million dollar Los Angeles residence.
      • Represented private equity client in its acquisition of fee-owned and ground leased regional shopping centers in California, Oregon and Washington totaling more than $600 million.
      • Represent private developer firm in connection with the acquisition, finance and sale of office buildings in California and Arizona.
      • Represented MGM MIRAGE in connection with transactions for the purchase of vacant land on the Las Vegas Strip for an aggregate purchase price of $575 million.
      • Represents commercial and residential clients, such as Galpin Motors, Costco Wholesale, Kilroy Realty, Lennar, J. H. Snyder Company, Home Depot and Lee Homes, in acquiring, entitling and developing urban development projects in and around Southern California.
      • Representing a prominent local bank in connection to a $42 million loan secured by a regional shopping center in Valencia, Calif. and a $20.7 million construction loan in Santa Barbara, Calif.
      • Represented a major Las Vegas casino and hotel owner in connection to the financing for the construction and development of CityCenter, one of the largest, privately funded mixed use of developments in the United States.
      • 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).
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