Real Estate

With a global team of real estate lawyers, Latham & Watkins is one of the few law firms capable of transatlantic deal-making.

Why Latham

Local Resources. Global Reach.

Recognizing that real estate issues often require local resources and expertise in many other areas of the law, Latham builds cross-disciplinary teams according to clients’ needs. The team works effectively and efficiently across borders, jurisdictions, and practice areas drawing upon expertise in specialty areas such as tax, litigation, insolvency, and regulatory law.

Latham’s Real Estate Practice has been involved in numerous landmark real estate finance, private equity, and development transactions, advising on:

Recognized Industry Expertise

Latham's global team of real estate lawyers represent financial institutions, master servicers and special servicers, private equity funds, investors, REITs, and developers in a multitude of transactions with varied asset classes and industry groups involving:

The team's lawyers are actively involved with the real estate aspects of public offerings, LBOs, multi-property mortgages, and financings of multi-jurisdictional portfolios, including numerous REIT and UPREIT transactions.

Awards & Rankings

  • Corporate Team Again Earns Top Honors in California - September 18, 2017
  • Finance Partner Named Among San Diego’s “50 Influential Leaders” - September 10, 2017
  • Los Angeles Partners Honored as Influential Leaders - July 30, 2017
  • "Rising Stars" Honored for Legal Excellence - July 18, 2017
  • “Influential Women” Report Features Two San Diego Partners - February 27, 2017
“Latham’s broad-based’ practice demonstrates ‘professionalism, responsiveness, market knowledge and the ability to work through complex issues in very short periods of time.’” — The Legal 500 US 2015


CEQA Developments: How New Proposed Regulations and Streamlined Legislation Will Impact California Projects – WebcastPLI’s Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018

Media Coverage

Environmental MVP: Latham's George MihlstenTop 50 Influential Leaders in San Diego: Robert J. FrancesRising Star: Latham's Rachel Bates


Latham & Watkins Advises Amneal Pharmaceuticals in Merger with Impax Laboratories Corporate Team Again Earns Top Honors in CaliforniaFinance Partner Named Among San Diego’s “50 Influential Leaders”

Thought Leadership

Congress Passes Tax Reform Legislation, Implementation ImminentIRS Provides Guidance on Stock Distributions for Publicly Offered REITs and RICsTreasury Department Issues Final Regulations on Real Property Definition for REIT Purposes