Representation of client in the development, design, construction and fabrication, and licensing of studio intellectual property, for a themed resort, consisting of a Studio Theme Park, Water Park, Iconic hotels (3,000 rooms), major motion picture international retail, casino, shopping mall, residential properties, golf courses, and other features in Seoul, Korea.
Representation of client in complex real estate finance transaction involving pooled loans to 19 affiliates of a large real estate investment fund.
Representation of client in the negotiation and documentation of a loan which financed the reorganization of the medical center and its emergence from bankruptcy proceedings as well as the sale of real estate parcels.
Representation of client in the purchase of an office building consisting of approximately 300,000 square feet of office space located in the central business district of downtown Los Angeles, including the purchase and sale agreement, the structuring of a potential joint venture ownership vehicle, the analysis and potential restructuring of a ground lease, and the negotiation of major leases with key tenants.
Representation of client in the lease of a state-of-the-art studio facility from an affiliate of a major food company consisting of approximately 40,000 square feet of space in the 101 freeway corridor in the northwest area of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Representation of this publicly traded Canadian investment fund in the negotiation and drafting of a joint venture agreement for, and the acquisition of, a major tenancy in common interest in one square mile of raw land in Rancho Mirage, California.
Representation of major hospital in the long term lease and joint venture for the reopening of Century City Hospital acute care rehabilitation facility.
Successfully defended GE Real Estate in an alleged lender liability dispute involving 37 related cases. The dispute arose out of the construction of The Metropolitan located at Sunset Boulevard and the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles.*
Secured dismissal at the pleading stage (affirmed on appeal) on behalf of GE Capital in a case involving the purchase of tax credits in real estate deals. The plaintiff claimed damages in the billions.*
Represented bond financing underwriters in connection with due diligence of LA Live real estate related to proposed community facilities district (CFD) and bond sale for financing of Los Angeles Convention Center renovation in connection with proposed construction of Farmer’s Field football stadium at LA Live.
Represented private REIT in negotiation of $187 million refinancing portfolio of nine retail shopping center properties in California.
Represented private shopping center developer and operator in $343 million disposition of portfolio of 12 retail shopping centers in California and Nevada.
Represented developer of two 9-story office buildings over a 2-level parking garage containing approximately 1,400 parking spaces in Orange County. Represented client in negotiation of land acquisition of approximately 5.9 acres, due diligence and title review, construction loan and permanent financing, office and retail leasing at project and ultimate sale of project to institutional investor.
Represented California Retail Properties, a developer of retail shopping centers, in connection with breach of contract claims arising out of the buy/sell provisions of the limited liability company agreement and related independent appraisals.*
Represented purchaser of approximately 14 acres of land in Santa Barbara County for worldwide corporate headquarter campus. Negotiated land acquisition. Negotiated construction contract for four buildings, for an aggregate of approximately 190,000 square feet of office, creative, and retail space.
Represented private REIT in formation of joint venture partnership for the acquisition of controlling interest in 272,000 square foot retail shopping center in San Diego County.
Represented purchaser of 14-story office tower in Orange County. Negotiated financing for acquisition, and multiple office leasing transactions for tower.