Hilary Shalla, Local Chair of the Orange County Corporate Department, advises clients on a full array of complex commercial real estate transactions, including real estate investment trust (REIT) matters.
Drawing on her breadth of experience in the real estate market, Ms. Shalla delivers pragmatic and commercially driven counsel to a range of clients, including REITs, private equity sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, individuals, and other institutional clients. She regularly advises on acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures involving complex real estate portfolios, as well as the development of commercial real estate. Her work covers a multitude of asset classes ranging from healthcare and life sciences facilities to senior housing to logistics centers.
Ms. Shalla brings particular experience advising on REIT transactions, including in connection with roll-ups, initial public offerings, mergers, and other similar transactions, as well as matters involving sovereign wealth funds.
Ms. Shalla serves as a go-to advisor to many clients throughout their growth stages. She offers firsthand insight into the needs of real estate investment companies and developers by leveraging her prior experience as Vice President, Senior Counsel of Irvine Company.
Ms. Shalla has held a number of firm leadership roles. In addition to currently serving as Chair of the Corporate Department in the Orange County office, she is a member of Latham’s Associates Committee, which oversees associate progression decisions. She is also the former Chair of the firm’s Mentoring Committee, and is former Co-Chair of the Orange County office’s Women Enriching Business Committee, which aims to support the long-term success of women lawyers and current and prospective women clients.