• 01.17.18

    Brisbane City Addresses Complicated Issue – Housing – in Bay Area

    The San Francisco Business Times interviewed Manatt’s Tom McMorrow, chair of the firm’s California state government and regulatory policy and government contracts practice, for an article on the controversy surrounding a proposed housing development project on Brisbane City’s ...

  • 06.07.17

    Tribal Consultations: A Lesson From the Standing Rock Dispute

    Law360 interviewed Manatt’s Craig Moyer, co-chair of the firm’s energy practice, for an article on why energy infrastructure developers should consider reaching out and ironing out potential disputes with Native American tribes early on in a project.  Law360 reports that although ...

  • 05.30.17

    De la Cruz Predicts Demolition for Bel-Air Mega-Mansion

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Victor De la Cruz, co-chair of the firm’s land use practice, on what he expects to happen to a partially-constructed Bel-Air mega-mansion now that its owner, luxury developer Mohamed Hadid, has pleaded no contest to charges over allegations of municipal code ...

  • 03.20.17

    Bohannon Lands $145M Construction Loan for Silicon Valley Office Project

    Law360 covered Manatt’s representation of Bohannon Cos. in negotiating a $145 million construction loan via Square Mile Capital Management LLC. The Manatt team was led by Clay Gantz, a partner in the firm’s real estate practice.Bohannon’s loan will be used to develop a ...

  • 11.03.16

    Key Takeaways From the Major Berkeley Victory

    Law360 quoted Manatt’s Andrew Bassak, a partner in the firm’s litigation practice, for an article about his recent CEQA victory in the city of Berkeley, California. Winning approval for the Berkeley Plaza project, located near the downtown Berkeley BART station, is a major milestone due ...

  • 10.28.16

    Berkeley Plaza Continues Construction Following CEQA Victory

    The Registry covered Manatt’s complete merits victory secured by partner Andrew Bassak for HSR Berkeley Investments, LLC, and Rhoades Planning Group, Inc., in two CEQA challenges brought forth by Berkeley residents against a large mixed-used residential project. This matter is significant ...

  • 08.08.16

    Advice for Closing Real Estate Deals

    Law360 quoted Manatt’s Grace Winters, an associate in the firm’s real estate practice, for advice on how to avoid some of the situations that could derail a real estate deal.“Real estate lawyers should not hesitate to consult other legal experts — such as environmental, tax ...

  • 12.15.15

    Challenges Persist Against Celebrity Developer

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Victor De la Cruz, a partner in the firm's Real Estate and Land Use practice, about his representation of a Bel-Air resident against celebrity developer Mohamed Hadid, who is facing criminal charges over allegations that he failed to halt ...

  • 09.28.15

    CA Sees Increase in Condo Projects

    Law360 interviewed Manatt's Michael Polentz, co-chair of the firm's Real Estate and Land Use practice, for an article on the rise of condo projects in California.Law360 reports that developers had been hesitant to build or convert to for-sale units partly because of their added risk, but ...

  • 09.01.15

    The Enforceability of Confidentiality Agreements

    Manatt's Tom Muller, co-chair of the firm's Real Estate and Land Use practice, discussed with GlobeSt.com how enforceable confidentiality agreements within letters of intent are in the beginning stages of a real estate deal.Muller told GlobeSt.com that most real estate deals begin with a ...