Alison is a Manatt Real Estate associate and director in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, development, joint ventures, and secured loans. She also advises and represents a full spectrum of clients including property owners, developers, tenants, lenders and investors in retail, office, hospitality, aviation and multifamily projects.
Before joining Manatt, Alison was an associate in the real estate and environmental practice groups for a large technology and life sciences law firm in Palo Alto. Her work focused on negotiating and drafting commercial leases and subleases, counseling corporate clients on real estate issues arising from commercial leasing and mergers and acquisitions, as well as renewable energy and clean technology financing projects.
Alison also acted as associate general counsel for an investment bank and financial advisory firm in San Francisco. Her commercial transactional projects included managing the $15.95 million sale of a Florida orange grove investment.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Alison worked as an auditor at a Big 4 accounting firm in New York City.