April 8, 2020

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP


2018 Go To Thought Leader AwardAt Allen Matkins, we help clients capitalize on opportunity.

Whether this opportunity comes from overcoming challenges or seeing and taking advantage of new technologies, business models, or global markets, we partner with clients to accomplish goals and drive success.

We are a premier California-based law firm specializing in real estate, litigation, labor, tax, and business law, with more than 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. From our base in California, we also serve the needs of our clients, whose interests are national and increasingly global.

For more than 30 years, we’ve worked with clients drawn to us by our reputation for creative solutions, pragmatism, exemplary quality, and approachability, and our unparalleled network of contacts and connections in business and government.

If we had to pride ourselves on just one thing, it would be our relationships with our clients who’ve entrusted us with their security, their livelihoods, and their aspirations. We look to honor them in everything we do.

Commitment to Community

We have a continuing commitment to the communities in which we work and live and support each member of the firm in helping them fulfill that commitment.

Allen Matkins attorneys and staff, through their involvement in civic affairs, charitable work, support for the arts, and pro bono legal work, play an active role in promoting the progress and well being of these communities.          

In particular, our pro bono services help open doors for individuals who otherwise would not have the opportunity to obtain counsel. Our firm is involved in a variety of pro bono matters that have ranged from cases involving landlord/tenant disputes to representing various organizations in acquiring new facility space.

Contributing authors from Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP :

William R. Ahern, Allen Matkins, Partnership Tax Planning Lawyer, Asset Transactions Attorney
Partner
William R. Ahern began his legal career at Allen Matkins in 1998. He is a partner in our Orange County office, where he practices in our firm's Business and Tax Planning Practice Group....
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Grant Alexander Employment Litigation Attorney Allen Matkins
Partner
Grant Alexander is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Allen Matkins. Grant's practice encompasses a wide range of employment litigation matters including the representation of employers...
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Anosh Ali Associate Tax and Joint Ventures
Associate
Anosh Ali is an associate in the firm's Los Angeles office, practicing in the firm's Tax and Joint Ventures groups. Anosh advises clients on a broad range of federal and state tax issues,...
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John Allen, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Los Angeles, Environmental Law Attorney
Partner
John J. Allen is a partner in the Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's Environmental Practice Group. John has built a diverse environmental private practice which includes advising...
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Dwight L. Armstrong, Employment litigator, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Dwight L. Armstrong is a partner in the firm's Orange County office. Dwight manages the firm's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and is experienced in both litigation and...
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Melissa Bell, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
Melissa Bell works closely with clients to resolve employment matters through arbitration, mediation, and/or litigation. She defends employers in matters involving harassment,...
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Keith Paul Bishop, Corporate Transactions Lawyer, finance securities attorney, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Keith Paul Bishop is a partner in Allen Matkins' Corporate and Securities practice group, and works out of the Orange County office. He represents clients in a wide range of corporate...
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David Blackwell, Real Estate litigator, land use Attorney Allen Matkins Law
Partner
David H. Blackwell is a partner in the firm's San Francisco office where he practices real estate law with an emphasis on land use entitlements and litigation. David's experience includes...
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Abby Bloetscher Real Estate & Construction Lawyer Allen Matkins Law Firm
Associate
Abby Bloetscher is an associate in our Los Angeles office, where she practices in the firm's Litigation group. Abby's practice focuses primarily on business and real estate disputes,...
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Jed Bonner Real Estate Attorney
Associate
In his real estate practice, Jed Bonner represents his clients’ best interests from both a legal and business perspective, taking a comprehensive yet efficient approach to his complex...
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Patrick Breen, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Los Angeles, Construction and Real Estate Attorney
Partner
Patrick E. Breen is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles Office. Accolades Named among the Top 50 litigators in Southern California by Los Angeles Business Journal Selected for inclusion...
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Anthony R. Burney, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Real Estate Attorney
Partner
Anthony R. Burney is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Real Estate Group. His practice involves the full spectrum of transactional real estate, including leasing,...
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James Burroughs, Environmental land use Lawyer, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
James T. Burroughs is a partner in the firm's San Francisco office, where he specializes in environmental and land use law. He manages the permit entitlement process for proposed projects,...
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Alana Thorbourne Carlyle Labor Employment Attorney Los Angeles Allen Matkins Law Firm
Senior Counsel
Alana Thorbourne Carlyle works with employers to ensure that their policies, procedures, and actions comply with California’s evolving employment laws, which can vary across the state and...
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Vaneeta Chintamaneni, Allen Matkins Law Firm, San Francisco, Environmental Law Attorney
Associate
Vaneeta Chintamaneni is an associate in the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group in San Francisco. She provides guidance and support to corporations and individuals in a broad...
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John Condas, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Environment and Real Estate Attorney
Partner
John C. Condas, a partner in our Orange County office, has broad experience obtaining and defending all types of land use and environmental permits. He has assisted numerous land developers...
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David D. Cooke, Allen Matkins law firm, Environmental litigator lawyer
Partner
David D. Cooke is a partner in the Litigation Department of our San Francisco office, and he serves as co-chair of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources Group. His practice is...
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Joshua A. del Castillo, Bankruptcy Attorney, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Joshua A. del Castillo is a litigation, creditors' rights, and regulatory compliance attorney practicing in the Firm's Receiverships, Lenders & Special Creditor Remedies; Restructuring...
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Andrew Demirchyan, Allen Matkins Law Firm, San Francisco, Real Estate Law Attorney
Associate
Andrew Demirchyan is an associate in the Real Estate group in San Francisco. Andrew represents developers, owners and financial institutions in a broad range of complex commercial real...
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Marissa M. Dennis Real Estate & Litigation Attorney Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Pragmatic and business-minded, Marissa Dennis is an effective advocate for her clients, excelling at both written and oral advocacy in contentious commercial matters. She is highly valued...
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William R. Devine, Land Development Lawyer, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
William R. Devine is a partner in our Orange County office whose practice focuses on the land use, environmental and natural resources aspects of land development. He assists residential...
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Lee A. Edlund, Commercial Project Management lawyer, Allen Matkins, Law Firm
Partner
Lee A. Edlund is a partner in the firm's San Francisco office where he practices in the firm's Commercial Project Management practice group. Lee has a broad commercial real estate practice...
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Stephanie S. Elder Associate Los Angeles Litigation & Counseling  Labor & Employment
Associate
Stephanie Elder is a litigation associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial disputes, business litigation matters, and labor & employment...
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Alyssa Engstrom, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Los Angeles, Real Estate, Corporate, Energy and Litigation Attorney
Associate
Alyssa Engstrom is a litigation associate in the firm's Los Angeles office. Alyssa practices in all aspects of general business, environmental, land use, and real estate litigation. Alyssa...
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It's rare to find an organization that does not face challenges with environmental laws involving compliance, enforcement or litigation. Whether it's obtaining project approval, managing...
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Barry H. Epstein Land Use and Environmental & Natural Resources Attorney Allen Matkins Law Firm San Francisco
Partner
Barry Epstein is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Land Use and Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Groups. His practice focuses on energy law, water...
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Michael Farrell Attorney at Allen Matkins
Partner
Michael R. Farrell is a partner in our Los Angeles office, where his practice focuses on litigation with an emphasis on real estate, secured transactions, and state and federal...
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Ted G. Fates, Bankruptcy, Creditors rights attorney,  Allen Matkins law firm
Partner
Ted G. Fates is senior counsel in our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Group. He specializes in the areas of bankruptcy, receivership, insolvency, and commercial litigation, including...
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Amy Wintersheimer Findley, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Partner
Amy Wintersheimer Findley is an employment litigation partner and seasoned trial lawyer located in the San Diego office. She handles employment matters in both state and federal court as...
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Matthew R. Fogt, Renewable Energy, Land Use Lawyer, Allen Matkins law firm
Partner
Matthew Fogt is a multidimensional dealmaker. He combines land use, real estate, environmental, natural resource, and energy law knowledge with business acumen, negotiation skills, and...
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Nancy Fong, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Los Angeles, Labor and Employment, Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Nancy S. Fong is a litigation partner in Allen Matkins' Los Angeles office.  Nancy's practice focuses on construction litigation, employment, commercial, real estate and financial services...
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Michael S. Greger, creditors rights litigator, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Michael S. Greger is a partner in the firm's Orange County office. His practice concentrates on bankruptcy and creditors' rights law and associated litigation. He has represented secured...
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Alan Hearty, telecommunications infrastructure Attorney, Allen Matkins, Law Firm
Partner
Alan Hearty is a partner in our Century City office and leads the firm's Telecommunications Infrastructure Group. Alan's practice focuses on real estate litigation and complex commercial...
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Thomas Henning Tax Attorney Allen Matkins
Partner
With a wide-ranging tax and business practice, Thomas W. Henning's experience spans across a wide spectrum of transactions for corporate as well as individual clients. Heading up deals with...
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 Michael Holmes, Real property dispute resolution lawyer, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Michael J. Holmes is a partner in our San Diego office. His practice focuses on business and real property dispute resolution in state and federal courts as well as commercial leasing and...
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Valentine Hoy, Private investor, Construction Attorney, Allen Matkins, Law Firm
Partner
Valentine S. Hoy is a partner in the firm's San Diego office, who represents businesses, private investors, real estate developers, licensed professionals and builders before courts, juries...
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Tim C. Hsu, Commercial Litigator, Litigation Associate, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Senior Counsel
Tim Hsu has significant experience in the financial services arena. In addition to being a lawyer, he is a California licensed Certified Public Accountant who has worked with publicly...
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 William W. Huckins, Bankruptcy, Litigation Attorney, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
William (Bill) W. Huckins is a bankruptcy and creditor's rights partner in the firm's San Francisco office and largely represents financial institutions, insurance companies and investment...
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Timothy Hutter, Construction Attorney, real estate disputes, Allen Matkins
Partner
Timothy Hutter is a partner in our San Diego office, where he practices in the firm's Litigation and Land Use groups. Tim's practice focuses primarily on business and real estate disputes,...
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Sandra Jacobson Real Estate Lawyer Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Sandra Jacobson is a partner in the firm's Orange County office. Her practice involves all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, real estate...
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Charles D. Jarrell Litigation Attorney Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Charles (Chuck) Jarrell’s reputation as a formidable litigator—earned over more than two decades fighting for his owner, operator, investor, and developer clients—often encourages...
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Kamran Javandel Allen Matkins Lawyer
Partner
Kamran Javandel is a litigator and environmental lawyer in our San Francisco office. He represents clients in both environmental matters and general business litigation, including:...
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Michael Joyce Real Estate Development Lawyer Orange County California
Partner
R. Michael Joyce is a partner in the firm's Orange County office. For more than 30 years, he has practiced in all areas of real estate development and finance, including acquisitions,...
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Spencer B. Kallick Partner Allen Matkins Real Estate Land Use
Partner
Spencer B. Kallick is a partner in our Century City office.  He represents investors and developers in all aspects of real estate transactions, concentrating on land use entitlements and...
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Jared C. Kassan Associate Tax group
Associate
Jared Kassan is an associate in the firm's Los Angeles office, practicing in the Tax group. Jared advises clients on a broad range of federal, state, and local tax issues, including...
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Kate Krauss Corporate & Tax Attorney
Partner
Kate Kraus is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office practicing in the firm's Corporate, Tax and Joint Ventures groups. Kate has extensive experience in tax planning and structuring for...
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We represent both large and small employers across diverse industries in all areas of labor and employment law involving litigation, counseling and advice, and traditional labor law. We...
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Andrew Lee, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Land Use and Development Litigation Attorney
Associate
Andrew Lee is an associate in our Orange County office, where he is a member of the Land Use Practice Group.  Whether it involves due diligence, acquisition of entitlements, or litigation,...
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Baldwin J. Lee, Employment Litigator at Allen Matkins law Firm
Partner
Baldwin Lee heads the Employment Practice Group in Northern California. He litigates wage/hour class actions, discrimination claims, and theft of trade secret matters. He also regularly...
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Scott J. Leipzig, Real Estate, Finance, Attorney, Allen Matkins, Law firm
Partner
Scott J. Leipzig is a partner in the firm’s Century City office, and has substantial experience in handling complex real estate, finance, banking, entertainment and commercial disputes in...
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As counsel to our clients, our goal is to avoid litigation whenever possible. However, when litigation becomes unavoidable, Allen Matkins provides creative, results-oriented, resourceful...
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Jonathan L. Lorenzen, Allen Matkins, real estate development lawyer
Senior Counsel
Jonathan Lorenzen is a senior counsel in the San Diego office of Allen Matkins. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, with an emphasis on commercial and industrial leasing,...
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Nancy Lundeen, Real Estate transactions lawyer, allen matkins law practice
Partner
Nancy Lundeen is a partner in our San Francisco office with a diverse real estate practice. She is skilled in the full range of real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of...
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Matthew J. Marino, Allen Matkins, real estate dispute lawyer
Partner
For nearly two decades, Matthew Marino has helped large developers, commercial landlords, property and asset managers, and his other clients plan and act on strategic solutions to...
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Mark Mengelberg, Allen Matkins, Real Estate development lawyer, joint venture formation attorney
Partner
Mark Mengelberg is a partner in the real estate practice in the San Francisco office. His practice spans the entire spectrum of transactional real estate, including acquisitions and...
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Emily L. Murray, Environmental litigation Attorney, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Emily Murray, chair of the firm’s Land Use Practice Group, represents private and public sector clients in legal and business matters related to land use and environmental law. From the...
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Paul Nash Real Estate Lawyer Allen Matkins
Partner
Paul Nash has a highly diverse real estate practice, allowing him to work on acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and leasing matters for different clients, often all in the same day. He...
Alexander Nestor, Employment litigation Attorney, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Alexander Nestor is a partner in San Francisco and is a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Alex represents employers in litigation proceedings in state and federal court, in...
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Sandi L. Nichols, land use counseling Attorney, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Sandi Nichols, Leader of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group, practices in the areas of environmental, natural resources and land use counseling and litigation,...
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David Osias, Allen Matkins Law Firm, San Diego, Environmental and Bankruptcy Law Attorney
Managing Partner
David L. Osias is the firm's Managing Partner. His law practice has two distinct focuses: Restructuring, Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Receiverships, and Water Resources. David is a senior...
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Patrick A. Perry, Real Estate, Land Use Attorney, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Patrick A. Perry is a partner in our Los Angeles office. Patrick's practice focuses primarily on real estate, land use, environmental, natural resources and energy law. He has extensive...
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Geoffrey E. Perusse, Corporate, Securities Attorney, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Senior Counsel
Geoffrey E. Perusse is an attorney in the Corporate Department. Geoff's practice focuses on securities law and general corporate matters. He regularly represents large and small businesses...
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E. Bo Petersen Allen Matkins Associate Real Estate Land Use Commercial Transactions
Associate
Bo Peterson’s practice centers on helping clients get their real estate projects approved and built. Utilizing his comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the real estate industry both...
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Bo Peterson, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney, San Diego
Associate
Edward "Bo" Peterson is a Land Use associate in the firm's San Diego office. Education Bo Peterson received his B.A. in political science from the University of Notre Dame. He received his...
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Alain M. R'bibo, commercial Real Estate Attorney, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Partner
Alain M. R'bibo is a partner in our Century City office where his practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions. Alain’s practice covers a wide variety of real estate matters,...
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Allen Matkins is the firm of choice for some of the nation's largest real estate industry developers and operators. We provide a full range of transactional, regulatory and litigation...
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Debra Riley, public finance lawyer, Allen Matkins, Law Firm, California
Partner
Debra Riley is a partner in the firm's San Diego office, representing municipalities, special districts, developers, and bondholders in connection with public finance issues, including out-...
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Heather S. Riley, Environmental Attorney, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Writ Litigator
Senior Counsel
Heather S. Riley is senior counsel in our San Diego office, where her practice involves a variety of land use and environmental matters, with a particular emphasis on writ litigation. She...
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Attorney
Annette M. Rittmuller is senior counsel in our San Francisco office and is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. Annette represents employers in state and federal court, in...
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Rachel M Sanders, Real Estate litigator, Allen Matkins Law Firm
Associate
Rachel M. Sanders is an associate in the Los Angeles office, where she is a member of the Litigation practice group. Rachel's practice focuses on all aspects of business and real-estate...
213-955-5539
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Nicholas J. Schuchert Litigation Attorney Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis Orange County, CA
Associate
Nick Schuchert is a litigation attorney in our Orange County office. He focuses his practice on employment litigation, including the representation of employers facing claims of...
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Ariel Shaeps, Commercial Issues, Attorney, Allen Matkins, Law firm
Associate
Ariel Shaeps is a real estate associate in Allen Matkins’ Century City office. He has experience in a range of real estate, construction, and commercial issues, including the review,...
310-788-2400
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Morgan Shekhter, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Real Estate Attorney
Associate
Morgan A. M. Shekhter is an associate in the San Diego office and a member of the Real Estate group. Morgan represents and counsels clients in the preparation and negotiation of commercial...
619-235-1577
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Alana U. Thorbourne, Commercial Litigator, Business Litigation Lawyer, Real Estate Litigation Attorney, Allen Matkins, Law Firm
Associate
Alana U. Thorbourne is a litigation associate in the firm's Los Angeles office. Alana’s practice involves commercial and business litigation, with particular focus on real estate litigation...
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Nathaniel Touboul, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Real Estate Attorney
Associate
Nathaniel Touboul is a real estate associate in our San Francisco office. During law school, Nate was a law clerk at Greenberg Traurig and Gordon & Rees. He also interned in the Student...
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Fernando Villa, Land Use, Environmental, Attorney, Allen Matkins, Law Firm
Partner
Fernando Villa is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles Office. His practice focuses on land use, environmental law, local government matters, and real estate dispute resolution. He...
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Melissa Zonne, Allen Matkins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
Melissa K. Zonne is a litigation associate in our Los Angeles office. She practices commercial and business litigation, with an emphasis on labor and employment, real estate, receiverships...
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