• 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 ...

  • 01.01.18

    Real Estate Legislation in 2018 Could Include CEQA Reform

    Manatt’s Sean Matsler, a partner in the firm’s land use practice, was quoted by Law360 for an article examining real estate legislation that could be on the horizon for California in 2018. One possibility, according to the publication, is that lawyers will make attempts to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 09.15.16

    North County BRS Reaches Agreement With Neighbors

    The Orange County Register quoted Manatt’s Sean Matsler, a partner in the firm’s land use practice, for an article about his representation of developer North County BRS regarding the 87-acre Cielo Vista project located to the north of Yorba Linda, California. North County BRS ...

  • 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 ...

  • 03.04.16

    Southern CA Development Hits Zoning Roadblocks

    Law360 interviewed Manatt's Sean Matsler, a partner in the firm's Real Estate and Land Use practice, for an article about new zoning measures in Southern California that would delay developers' ability to obtain zoning changes. Costa Mesa, for example, could see a ballot initiative ...