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Chambers USA 2020

David C. Meckler

Orange County
  • 650 Town Center Drive
  • 20th Floor
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1925
  • USA

David Meckler focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate law and represents real estate investors, capital providers, owners, developers, and others in all aspects of real estate related transactions. His practice focuses on capital investment directed to real estate and real estate operating companies, financings within all segments of the capital stack, joint ventures, and property and operating company acquisitions and dispositions.

Mr. Meckler’s clients include:

  • Private equity funds and investment advisors
  • Publicly traded REITs
  • Real estate operating companies
  • Healthcare systems and providers
  • Investment banking firms
  • Private US and International investors


Mr. Meckler’s practice has a particular emphasis on real estate M&A and he has extensive experience representing REITs and other clients in the healthcare, apartment, shopping center, self-storage, triple-net, life science, commercial office, industrial and hospitality domains. He also regularly handles complex real estate related transactions, including sale/leasebacks, PropCo-OpCos and mezzanine (including convertible) debt transactions, and REIT and MLP formation transactions, including in the formation of UPREITs and DownREIT partnerships.


  • Bar Qualification
    • California
    • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 1989
    • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986
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  • Industries
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