Real Estate

From environmental concerns, regulatory restrictions and permitting issues to due diligence, contract negotiation, and disputes over property rights and uses, many concerns can arise in real estate. Addressing all the issues can be complex and daunting, but absolutely necessary.
 
Best Best & Krieger LLP’s real estate attorneys advise on real estate assets, policy and investment strategies. We negotiate, document, structure and restructure real estate acquisition, sales, finance, leasing, property management and development contracts for commercial, retail, office, industrial, residential and mixed-use properties and projects.
 
Comprehensive Service & Unrivaled Experience
Leveraging the skill of our public and private finance, litigation, bankruptcy and business transaction attorneys, among others, and the knowledge and experience of our leading Business, Environmental Law & Natural Resources, Municipal Law and Special Districts teams, we offer unrivaled proficiency and comprehensive service at affordable rates. With eight offices throughout California, we offer the right combination of skills, statewide knowledge and connections to help clients get complex deals done efficiently.
 
Representing commercial property owners, residential and commercial developers, tenants, lenders and borrowers, pension funds, investors, corporations and public agency clients, BB&K assists on all types of development projects. We advise on and resolve disputes related to:

  • Acquisition, investment and dispositions
  • Development, redevelopment and construction
  • Due diligence
  • Distressed properties, bankruptcies, reorganizations and loan workouts
  • Leasing
  • Public and private finance and refinancing/Mello-Roos bonds
  • Environmental issues, including CEQA and NEPA compliance, state and federal Clean Water and Clean Air acts, Endangered Species Act and other applicable laws
  • Affordable housing
  • Residential and commercial common-interest developments
  • Land use, zoning, permitting and entitlements
  • Transportation, infrastructure and port projects
  • Dry utilities, alternative energy and power purchase agreements
  • Transactional real estate matters, title reports, escrow issues and boundary disputes
  • Tax issues and tax credits
  • Fees, assessments and exactions
  • LAFCO, annexation and Williamson Act
  • Special districts and municipal issues
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Prevailing wages and project labor agreements


Our attorneys coordinate with the transaction parties, local, state and federal agencies, engineers, and environmental and economic consultants to assure that all issues are addressed. When disputes arise, we effectively resolve them in and out of court.

 

  • Represented nonprofit hospital in $238.7 million CHFFA bond financing.
  • Represented developer in $65 million real estate CMBS portfolio financing.
  • Represented an international agricultural products processing company in $19.6 million new credit facility (equipment, accounts receivable, real estate and line of credit).
  • Represented city in ground lease and NBA (D League) basketball arena.
  • Represented owner of grocery store chains, negotiated acquisition, development and lease agreements for the construction of new stores, as well as the CC&Rs and reciprocal easement agreements for the shopping centers in which they are located.
  • Assisted California Department of General Services in ground leasing 150 acres of land for the development of 3 million square foot warehouse space.
  • Assisted state agency tenant in leasing 280,000 square feet of office space in the City of Elk Grove.
  • Represented the State of California in negotiating the sale of both the Orange County and Del Mar fairgrounds.
  • Represent pension fund advisors and institutional fund managers in leasing matters for portfolios of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties.
  • Represent developers in the purchase, sale and leasing of office and retail properties, and regarding due diligence and management issues.
Thomas J. Eastmond

Thomas J. Eastmond

Of Counsel

(949) 263-2601

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment | Public Contracts & Construction | Real Estate
Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Partner

(951) 826-8311

Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Business | Business Transactions | Mergers & Acquisitions | Municipal | Real Estate
Robert J. Hanna

Robert J. Hanna

Partner

(619) 525-1344

Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Business | Business Litigation | Real Estate
James R. Harper

James R. Harper

Partner

(951) 826-8462

Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Business | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate | Trusts & Estates
Margaret A. Hosking

Margaret A. Hosking

Partner

(951) 826-8359

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Dan W. Kehr

Dan W. Kehr

Partner

(619) 525-1306

Areas of Focus: Business | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Tax | Trusts & Estates
Gerard Lavery Lederer

Gerard Lavery Lederer

Partner

(202) 370-5304

Areas of Focus: Business | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Real Estate | Telecommunications
Jeremiah J. Lee

Jeremiah J. Lee

Associate

(951) 826-8468

Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Business | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate | Trusts & Estates
Todd R. Leishman

Todd R. Leishman

Of Counsel

(949) 263-6576

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Public Agency Litigation
Nancy A. Park

Nancy A. Park

Partner

(916) 551-2849

Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Business | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Finance & Banking | Municipal | Real Estate
Glen W. Price

Glen W. Price

Partner

(951) 826-8314

Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
Edward J. Quinn, Jr.

Edward J. Quinn, Jr.

Partner

(916) 551-2091

Areas of Focus: Business | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Municipal | Public-Private Partnerships | Real Estate
D. Brian Reider

D. Brian Reider

Partner

(909) 466-4908

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Labor & Employment | Real Estate
William E. Robinson

William E. Robinson

Partner

(916) 551-2093

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Labor & Employment | Real Estate
Lynn M. Sleeper

Lynn M. Sleeper

Paralegal*

(916) 551-2820

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Real Estate
Monica Smith

Monica Smith

Paralegal*

(909) 483-6650

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Real Estate
Scott C. Smith

Scott C. Smith

Partner

(949) 263-6561

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law
Gregory G. Snarr

Gregory G. Snarr

Associate

(951) 826-8202

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Special Districts
Brian E. Whitley

Brian E. Whitley

Of Counsel

(760) 200-3059

Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Business | Finance & Banking | Health Care | Real Estate
Victor L. Wolf

Victor L. Wolf

Partner

(951) 826-8231

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Press Releases Mar 23, 2017

Sacramento Business Journal Again Ranks BB&K as a Top Litigation Firm

Based on Number of Attorneys

[WEBINAR] From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire Traps: Injunctions, Receiverships and Other Remedies
Videos Feb 2, 2017

[WEBINAR] From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire Traps: Injunctions, Receiverships and Other Remedies

Third in a Three-Part BB&K Webinar Series

Press Releases Feb 1, 2017

BB&K Again a Top Sacramento Law Firm

Sacramento Business Journal’s 2017 Law Firm List

[WEBINAR] From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire Traps: Criminal Prosecution
Videos Jan 26, 2017

[WEBINAR] From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire Traps: Criminal Prosecution

Second in a Three-Part BB&K Webinar Series

Press Releases Jan 20, 2017

San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

Congratulations to the BB&K Attorneys Recognized for their Work

[WEBINAR] From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire Traps: Administrative Remedies
Videos Jan 19, 2017

[WEBINAR] From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire Traps: Administrative Remedies

First in a Three-Part BB&K Webinar Series

BB&K Event Jan 19 - Feb 2, 2017

From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire-Traps: How to Deal with Dangerous Dwellings in Your City

Free Three-Part Webinar Series: Jan. 19., Jan. 26 and Feb. 2

The Trump Infrastructure Plan
Legal Alerts Jan 18, 2017

The Trump Infrastructure Plan

How BB&K Can Help Your Agency Position and Respond

[WEBINAR] Prop 64: The Basics
Videos Dec 1, 2016

[WEBINAR] Prop 64: The Basics

Cultivating New Regulations and Confronting New Challenges Presented By Marijuana Legalization

Dan Kehr Video Bio
Videos Nov 30, 2016

Dan Kehr Video Bio

Partner

BB&K Event Nov 30, 2016

Free BB&K Webinar Series: Prop. 64 - Legalized Marijuana: Challenges and Choices

First in Series on Prop. 64: The Basics - Cultivating New Regulations and Confronting New Challenges Presented by Marijuana Legalization

D. Brian Reider Video Bio
Videos Nov 18, 2016

D. Brian Reider Video Bio

Partner

Best in Law: How a Business Owner Can Weigh Buying vs. Leasing
Authored Articles & Publications Aug 8, 2016

Best in Law: How a Business Owner Can Weigh Buying vs. Leasing

BB&K Partner Peggy Hosking Examines the Pros and Cons of Both in the Riverside Press-Enterprise

Veteran Business Attorney Daniel W. Kehr Joins BB&K
Press Releases Aug 3, 2016

Veteran Business Attorney Daniel W. Kehr Joins BB&K

Kehr a Partner in the San Diego Office

Case Clarifies California’s Subdivision Map Act Requirements
Legal Alerts Jun 28, 2016

Case Clarifies California’s Subdivision Map Act Requirements

Cities and Counties Impacted

To Assume or Reject: Unexpired Real Property Leases in Bankruptcy
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 13, 2016

To Assume or Reject: Unexpired Real Property Leases in Bankruptcy

BB&K Attorney Cathy Ta Discusses Executory Contracts in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

Event Apr 21, 2016

Public Real Estate Transactions

UC Davis Extension

Press Releases Jan 26, 2016

Seven BB&K Attorneys Recognized by 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine

Five Partners on Super Lawyers List, Two Additional Attorneys on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Press Releases Jan 26, 2016

BB&K Ranked No. 8 on Top Sacramento Law Firms List

Firm Moves Up Notch on Sacramento Business Journal’s Annual List

California Supreme Court Addresses the “Reverse CEQA” Problem
Legal Alerts Dec 21, 2015

California Supreme Court Addresses the “Reverse CEQA” Problem

CEQA Does Not Require Agencies to Consider the Impact of Existing Conditions on Future Project Users — Except in Certain Circumstances

New California Energy Use Disclosure Program for Commercial and Multifamily Buildings Approved
Legal Alerts Nov 9, 2015

New California Energy Use Disclosure Program for Commercial and Multifamily Buildings Approved

Current Disclosure Requirements for Building Owners and Tenants Repealed

Medical Marijuana and Commercial Real Estate in California and Beyond
BB&K In the News Sep 8, 2015

Medical Marijuana and Commercial Real Estate in California and Beyond

BB&K Attorney Seena Samimi Discussed in a Lawline Presentation How Conflicting Medical Marijuana Laws Impact Commercial Real Estate Owners, and What They Should Know in Leasing to Dispensaries

Anti-Discrimination Housing Laws Tackled by U.S. Supreme Court
Legal Alerts Jul 10, 2015

Anti-Discrimination Housing Laws Tackled by U.S. Supreme Court

Public Agencies May Face Litigation, but Court-Imposed Safeguards to Limit Liability

Closer Look at Scrutiny Needed in Affordable Housing Laws
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 9, 2015

Closer Look at Scrutiny Needed in Affordable Housing Laws

BB&K Attorney Christopher Diaz writes about the recently decided California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose case for the Daily Journal

California’s Highest Court Upholds San Jose’s Affordable Housing Ordinance
Legal Alerts Jun 17, 2015

California’s Highest Court Upholds San Jose’s Affordable Housing Ordinance

Requirement to Construct or Provide Affordable Housing Is Permissible Under California Constitution Police Powers

Inland Empire Real Estate Community Focuses on Water Restrictions
BB&K In the News May 17, 2015

Inland Empire Real Estate Community Focuses on Water Restrictions

BB&K Partner Steven Anderson Discusses Water and Development at Forum, as Reported by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

5 Ways California Water Restrictions are Affecting Real Estate
BB&K In the News May 12, 2015

5 Ways California Water Restrictions are Affecting Real Estate

BB&K Managing Partner Eric Garner Discusses in Law360 Interview Some Ways Developers Will Need to Comply With Drought Restrictions

2014 Legislative Highlights
Authored Articles & Publications Apr 29, 2015

2014 Legislative Highlights

BB&K Attorney Michael Maurer Co-Authored a California Real Property Journal In-Depth Round-Up of the 2014 California Legislative Session

Event Mar 12, 2015

Medical Marijuana in Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Women Sacramento

Attorney Gets Into the Weeds on Marijuana and Commercial Real Estate
BB&K In the News Mar 12, 2015

Attorney Gets Into the Weeds on Marijuana and Commercial Real Estate

BB&K Attorney Seena Samimi Presented Laws and Data Around Medical Marijuana Dispensaries for Property Owners at a Sacramento CREW Lunch, as Reported by the Sacramento Business Journal

Press Releases Mar 4, 2015

Six BB&K Attorneys Named Top Lawyers in San Diego

San Diego Magazine Picks Attorneys from a Variety of Practices for its List

Best in Law: Tug-of-War Over Changing Prop. 13 Remains Intense
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 22, 2015

Best in Law: Tug-of-War Over Changing Prop. 13 Remains Intense

BB&K Partner Michael Grant Explores How the Controversial 1978 California Real Estate Law Could Be Change in The Press-Enterprise Best in Law Column

Real Estate Law Partner Nancy Park Honored with Champion of Excellence Award by CREW Sacramento
Press Releases Nov 13, 2014

Real Estate Law Partner Nancy Park Honored with Champion of Excellence Award by CREW Sacramento

The Real Estate Group Honored Nancy Park for a History of Consistently Delivering Excellence in Both Her Personal and Professional Life

Press Releases Jan 7, 2014

BB&K Promotes Eight Attorneys in California and Washington, D.C. to Partner

Attorneys Focus on Environmental, Municipal, Business, Employee Benefits and Telecommunications Law

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