• Robert M. Eller

    Senior Counsel
    Real Estate and Land Use
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    Los Angeles
    Direct: 310.312.4338
    General: 310.312.4000
    Fax: 310.312.4224


    University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1966.


    University of Miami, B.A., 1961.

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    • Honors & Awards
    • Publications
    • Memberships & Activities
    • Speaking Engagements


    Robert Eller is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office and a member of the Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group. He represents financial institutions and other institutional investors and funds, as well as entrepreneurs and developers in real estate lending, investments, acquisitions, sales and exchanges, development, entitlements and zoning, construction activities, joint ventures, and leasing and management transactions.

    Mr. Eller documents acquisitions, sales, ground leases, sale-leasebacks, commercial leases, construction contracts, interim (construction and bridge), permanent, mezzanine, participating, various firms of highly leveraged financing and other structured financing, including intercreditor agreements among agent and co-lending institutions. He also represents developers and investors in the acquisition, entitlement (including negotiations with redevelopment and other governmental agencies), construction, development, management, leasing and/or disposition of landmark and other real property projects in California. In addition, Mr. Eller documents real estate and whole loan pool acquisitions.

    Mr. Eller served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of California (Vice Chair) and the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

    Prior to joining Manatt, Mr. Eller was the managing partner of a prestigious firm in Los Angeles and, prior to that, a senior real estate and managing partner at another prominent, full-service firm.

    Selected Clients

    • Alan I. Casden
    • American Multi-Cinema, Inc (AMC)
    • California National Bank
    • Carlsbad Properties, Inc.
    • Carpenters Pension Trust
    • Casden Properties
    • Comerica Bank
    • County of Los Angeles
    • Dignity Health
    • Donald Sterling
    • Eastdil Realty
    • Fairfield Residential
    • GMAC/ResCap
    • HCS Acquisitions, LLC
    • Henry A. Lambert
    • Keller Equity Group
    • Los Angeles Clippers
    • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    • Los Angeles Unified School District
    • Penske Motorsports
    • Reliance Group
    • River Park Development, LLC
    • Vencor, Inc

    Mr. Eller has represented developers and investors in major real estate projects, including:

    • 500 and 525 Glendale Boulevard
    • 660 South Figueroa Street
    • 1000 Wilshire Boulevard
    • Barker Bros. Building
    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    • Corte Madera Shopping Center
    • Ground Lease for a Major commercial project from the County of Los Angeles to a developer for a project in Long Beach, CA
    • L.A. Mart
    • La Jolla Village Shopping Center
    • Los Angeles Hilton Hotel and Tower
    • Medical Office Buildings associated with Hospitals
    • Palazzo at Park La Brea Ultra-Luxury Apartment Development
    • Palazzo at Westwood—Ultra Luxury Apartment and Retail
    • Park Vista – Complex refinancing of a 392 unit apartment complex in City of Anaheim
    • RiverPak (Oxnard)
    • Rose Hills Industrial Development
    • Santa Monica Airport peripheral property
    • SF No Ho Multi-Family Development in North Hollywood
    • The Lakes at South Coast
    • Union Bank Plaza, Los Angeles
    • Union Bank Plaza, Orange
    • Valencia Corporate Point Industrial Project
    • Westgate Retail Center

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

    Mr. Eller has been selected by his peers to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America in 2016, and for over 20 years.

    Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics magazine has selected Mr. Eller as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers.”

    Legal Media Group has listed Mr. Eller in its guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers.


    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in California.

    Member, American College of Real Estate Attorneys, Urban Land Institute, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

    Frequent lecturer and panelist on current subjects of interest to attorneys, lenders and other institutional investors.

    Past Vice Chairman, current Member of Executive Committee, Executive Personnel Committee, Nominating Committee, Board of Directors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation and Secretary of the Corporation.

    Past Member, Executive Committee of the Real Property Section, State Bar of California.

    Past Member, Executive Committee of the Real Property Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association.

    Speaking Engagements