Real Estate

Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys represent clients in a broad spectrum of real estate related matters, including complex acquisitions, financings and debt restructurings, leases, land use issues, environmental matters, joint ventures and development projects and more. Attorneys at the firm literally helped to build Los Angeles, working on deals that revitalized the downtown area, in addition to working on deals throughout the country. These representations have included work for government agencies, joint development agencies and private companies.

The Munger Tolles real estate team is comprised of a dynamic group of attorneys that provides clients with the value and responsiveness generally associated with a real estate boutique. The group’s many clients include MPG Office Trust, The Irvine Company, The Yucaipa Companies, Oaktree Capital Management, Shell Oil, Tishman Speyer, the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Munger Tolles has represented:

  • Oaktree Capital Management and Hines separately and in joint ventures on numerous acquisitions.
  • County of Los Angeles and developer Walt Disney Concert Hall Inc. in the development of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • Downtown Properties in its $344 million acquisition of Three First National Plaza, one of the largest buildings in Chicago.
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its $75 million purchase of Union Station.
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese in its development of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
  • U.S. Bancorp in its lease as lead tenant of the 73-story U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

The Munger Tolles real estate team has experience handling:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions of real estate
  • Joint ventures and investment funds
  • Real estate finance
  • Commercial leasing
  • Workouts and restructuring of troubled loans
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Land use/environmental
  • Development transactions

The geographical scope of Munger Tolles’ real estate practice is primarily focused in California, but we are regularly involved in projects throughout the country.

Jeffrey A. Heintz (213) 683-9185
O'Malley M. Miller (213) 683-9591