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Smith College, A.B.
Timi Hallem is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office, a member of the Real Estate and Land Use practice group and the chair of the Hospitality practice group. With over 30 years of real estate law experience, she has earned a reputation as the lawyer to whom clients turn with their most challenging projects. Ms. Hallem's practice covers all aspects of real property and hotel ownership and development, including acquisition, entitlement, development, financing, leasing and disposition. She has a depth of experience in all types of real estate projects, including hospitality, commercial, industrial, residential, public/private development, and mixed-use projects.
Ms. Hallem is the founder and chair of the firm's Women's Initiative, a program that uniquely combines firm-wide support networks, business coaching and other instructive programs, and innovative policies to help women at Manatt and its clients overcome the professional and personal challenges that too often become barriers to their success. She has been repeatedly recognized by Real Estate Southern California as "One of SoCal's Most Influential Women in Real Estate" and has been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006.
Represented a hotel developer in developing resort and conference hotels in California and other western states, including obtaining all governmental approvals, including the California Coastal Commission, required for Terranea, a 582-room hotel located on 102 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and negotiating a ground lease and related documents with the University of California, San Diego for the development of the Estancia La Jolla Hotel.
Represented Lowe Enterprises, Inc., in the negotiation and documentation of a disposition and development agreement and ground lease with Orange County, California, for the development of 100 acres owned by Orange County adjacent to the Great Park in Irvine, California, and formerly part of the El Toro Marine Air Base.
Represented Kennedy Wilson in the acquisition and financing of the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.
Represented the purchaser of the 25,000-acre Cojo and Jalama Ranches in Santa Barbara County, which include nine miles of Pacific coastline.
Represented a developer in connection with the acquisition, financing and development of a mixed-use residential apartment and retail project in the Arts District of Los Angeles, California.
Represented Lowe Enterprises, Inc., in the negotiation and documentation of a ground lease pursuant to which an affiliate leased from the San Diego Community College District a block of surplus property in downtown San Diego.
Represented a developer in the acquisition, repositioning, reentitlement and redevelopment of a 105-acre, $150 million former manufacturing facility in Hawthorne, California, and in negotiating and documenting the development agreement for the project, which provided zoning unavailable elsewhere in the city.
Represented Lowe Enterprises, Inc., in negotiating and documenting joint venture agreements for projects that range from urban housing in the Arts District in Los Angeles, California, to luxury housing adjacent to the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Represented The Trustees of the California State University in connection with documenting the terms and conditions of development by Anschutz Entertainment Group of the StubHub Center, a soccer stadium, tennis stadium, USSF training facilities and other athletic facilities on the campus of CSU, Dominguez Hills, including ground leases, an implementation agreement, a joint use agreement and multiple other agreements governing the site.
Represented Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel, the Los Angeles branch of a prominent international art gallery, in negotiations for a new gallery to be located in downtown Los Angeles, California.
Represented Regent Properties in negotiating the rights to develop the Stein Eriksen Residences as a branded residential development in Deer Valley, Utah.
Top Women Lawyers in California, Daily Journal, 2016.
Top 50 Development, Land Use and Municipal Infrastructure Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2014.
Top Women Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2014.
Named One of SoCal's Most Influential Women in Real Estate by Real Estate Southern California, 2000-2006.
The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2016.
Named one of the Top Lawyers in Real Estate by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 2013.
Named in "Who's Who in Law: Angelenos to Know in Real Estate Law," by the Los Angeles Business Journal, June 2013.
Coauthor, "Treatment of Condominium Hotels as Securities after Salemeh," Los Angeles Lawyer, January 2014.
Admitted to practice in California.
Member, Urban Land Institute, Sustainable Development Council, 2006-2016.
Member, Planning and Program Committees, USC Gould School of Law Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business, 2007-2016.
Member of the Board, SoCal Chapter, NAIOP, 2000-2009.
Member, City of Los Angeles, Industrial Development Policy Advisory Committee, 2003, 2004.
Member, Los Angeles County Child Care Advisory Board, 1989-1996.
President, Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, 1988-1993.
Director, Alumnae Association of Smith College, 1985-1988.
State Bar of California Conference of Delegates Executive Committee, 1981-1984.
Trustee, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1979-1981.
Women Lawyers' Association, President, 1979-1980; Board, 1973-1981.
Panelist, “Secrets of Successful Client Development,” Women @ the Table: How Do Women Lawyers Make It Rain? Panel Series, Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 2014.
Moderator, “The L.A. River: L.A.’s Newest Waterfront Destination,” USC 2014 Real Estate Law and Business Forum, March 5, 2014.
2010--“The Distressed Hotel Market,” IMN Western Distressed Commercial Real Estate Forum, Los Angeles, California.; “How Do Banks Treat Distressed Hotel Properties,” IMN Banker’s Forum on Distressed Properties and Real Estate Loan Workouts, New York, NY.
2009--“Steering Through Economic Uncertainties,” AAHOA Annual Convention.
2008--“Two Heads Are Better Than One: Evaluating Joint Ventures for Distressed Assets,” IMN Symposium on Distressed Real Estate; “Investment in Ethnic Communities: A Compelling Opportunity for New Investment,” USC Gould School of Law 2008 Symposium on Real Estate Law & Business; “Joint Venture & Equity Solutions,” Distressed Real Estate Symposium.
2007--“Condominium Hotels – What Can Go Wrong and What to Do When It Does,” IMN Condominium Hotel Conference; “Critical Issues for 2007,” at the USC Gould School of Law Institute, Los Angeles County Bar Association Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business.
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