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.
Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Public-Private Partnerships | Real Estate | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Public Contracts & Construction | Real Estate | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Business | Eminent Domain | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Real Estate | Wage & Hour Law
Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Business Litigation
Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Real Estate | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | Mergers & Acquisitions
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Business | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Real Estate | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Government Relations | Municipal Law | Real Estate | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Real Estate | Special Districts | Water Rights
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Finance & Banking | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Labor & Employment | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Labor & Employment | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Real Estate | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Best in Law: Preprinted Contracts
Authored Articles & Publications Aug 19, 2019

Best in Law: Preprinted Contracts

Pros and Cons of Out-of-the-Box Contracts Weighed by Nancy Park in So. Cal. Newspaper Group

“Be in the Room” Nancy Park Discusses Women in the Commercial Real Estate Industry
BB&K In the News Jul 10, 2019

“Be in the Room” Nancy Park Discusses Women in the Commercial Real Estate Industry

GlobeSt.com Interviews the BB&K Partner on the #MeToo Impact

Meet BB&K Sacramento Office Managing Partner Nancy Park
BB&K In the News Jul 02, 2019

Meet BB&K Sacramento Office Managing Partner Nancy Park

The Real Estate Attorney is the Subject of a Sacramento Business Journal Column

Best in Law: Holy Smoke! Smoking Cannabis at Private Business Events
Authored Articles & Publications Apr 22, 2019

Best in Law: Holy Smoke! Smoking Cannabis at Private Business Events

BB&K Attorneys Nancy Park and Ashley Zambrano Discuss When you Can, and Can’t, Light Up

Five BB&K Partners Named to 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers List
Press Releases Apr 10, 2019

Five BB&K Partners Named to 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers List

All Are Returning to the Annual List

Partner Nancy Park Honored by CREW-Sacramento
Press Releases Feb 25, 2019

Partner Nancy Park Honored by CREW-Sacramento

Congratulations on the Women of Influence Award

BB&K a Top 10 Law Firm in Sacramento
Press Releases Jan 30, 2019

BB&K a Top 10 Law Firm in Sacramento

Sacramento Business Journal’s 2019 List of Largest Area Law Firms

Event Sep 12, 2018

LCC 2018 Annual Conference

League of California Cities

Best in Law: Possible Prop. 13 Changes Will Impact Businesses
Authored Articles & Publications Sep 05, 2018

Best in Law: Possible Prop. 13 Changes Will Impact Businesses

Partner Gregory Snarr Discusses Potential Ballot Measure

Sacramento-Area BB&K Attorneys Named to Top Lawyers List
Press Releases Aug 01, 2018

Sacramento-Area BB&K Attorneys Named to Top Lawyers List

Sacramento Magazine Recognizes Eight Attorneys Selected by Peers

Best in Law: Mechanics Liens and Arbitration Rights
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 23, 2018

Best in Law: Mechanics Liens and Arbitration Rights

Partner Victor L. Wolf Writes for the Press-Enterprise

Brent Collinson Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar
BB&K In the News Jun 01, 2018

Brent Collinson Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Attorney Recently Merged Firm with BB&K, Sierra Sun Reports

San Diego Super Lawyers 2018
Press Releases Apr 13, 2018

San Diego Super Lawyers 2018

Five BB&K Attorneys Recognized on Annual List

Event Mar 22, 2018

Mastering the Art of Leasing for Public Entities

California County Counsels' Association

Partner Nancy Park Installed as Lambda Alpha International Sacramento Chapter President
Press Releases Jan 25, 2018

Partner Nancy Park Installed as Lambda Alpha International Sacramento Chapter President

Land Use Professionals Organization

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership
Press Releases Jan 02, 2018

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership

BB&K Announces Promotions

Event Nov 09, 2017

Inverse Condemnation -- or Is It?

Appraisal Institute's 50th Annual Litigation Seminar

Best in Law: Sole-Source Construction Contracts
Authored Articles & Publications Nov 03, 2017

Best in Law: Sole-Source Construction Contracts

Property Owners Whose Projects Require a Specific Brand or Proprietary Product May Be At Risk, BB&K Attorney Greg Snarr Writes in the Press-Enterprise

Gregory Snarr Video Bio
Videos Jun 28, 2017

Gregory Snarr Video Bio

Associate

Margaret "Peggy" Hosking Video Bio
Videos Jun 07, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Hosking Video Bio

Partner

[WEBINAR] Short-Term Rentals: Burdens and Opportunities
Apr 27, 2017

[WEBINAR] Short-Term Rentals: Burdens and Opportunities

BB&K Webinar on Short-Term Vacation Rentals Like Airbnb, VRBO, and Flipkey

BB&K Event Apr 27, 2017

Short-Term Rentals: Burdens and Opportunities

BB&K Free Webinar

Business Litigator Christopher Deal Joins BB&K’s Irvine Office
Press Releases Apr 25, 2017

Business Litigator Christopher Deal Joins BB&K’s Irvine Office

New Partner Brings In-House Experience

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
Feb 02, 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 01, 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
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
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, 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
Dec 01, 2016

[WEBINAR] Prop 64: The Basics

Cultivating New Regulations and Confronting New Challenges Presented By Marijuana Legalization

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 08, 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

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

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

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

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

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 09, 2015

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

Current Disclosure Requirements for Building Owners and Tenants Repealed

Authored Articles & Publications Aug 21, 2015

Despite Delays, California Cities Moving Forward on Selling Redevelopment Properties

By Seth Merewitz

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 09, 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

Press Releases Mar 04, 2015

Six BB&K Attorneys Named Top Lawyers in San Diego

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

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 07, 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