Real Estate

From environmental concerns, regulatory restrictions and permitting issues to due diligence, contract negotiation, and disputes over property rights and uses, many concerns can arise in real estate. Addressing all the issues can be complex and daunting, but absolutely necessary.
Best Best & Krieger LLP’s real estate attorneys advise on real estate assets, policy and investment strategies. We negotiate, document, structure and restructure real estate acquisition, sales, finance, leasing, property management and development contracts for commercial, retail, office, industrial, residential and mixed-use properties and projects.
Comprehensive Service & Unrivaled Experience
Leveraging the skill of our public and private finance, litigation, bankruptcy and business transaction attorneys, among others, and the knowledge and experience of our leading Business, Environmental Law & Natural Resources, Municipal Law and Special Districts teams, we offer unrivaled proficiency and comprehensive service at affordable rates. With eight offices throughout California, we offer the right combination of skills, statewide knowledge and connections to help clients get complex deals done efficiently.
Representing commercial property owners, residential and commercial developers, tenants, lenders and borrowers, pension funds, investors, corporations and public agency clients, BB&K assists on all types of development projects. We advise on and resolve disputes related to:

  • Acquisition, investment and dispositions
  • Development, redevelopment and construction
  • Due diligence
  • Distressed properties, bankruptcies, reorganizations and loan workouts
  • Leasing
  • Public and private finance and refinancing/Mello-Roos bonds
  • Environmental issues, including CEQA and NEPA compliance, state and federal Clean Water and Clean Air acts, Endangered Species Act and other applicable laws
  • Affordable housing
  • Residential and commercial common-interest developments
  • Land use, zoning, permitting and entitlements
  • Transportation, infrastructure and port projects
  • Dry utilities, alternative energy and power purchase agreements
  • Transactional real estate matters, title reports, escrow issues and boundary disputes
  • Tax issues and tax credits
  • Fees, assessments and exactions
  • LAFCO, annexation and Williamson Act
  • Special districts and municipal issues
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Prevailing wages and project labor agreements

Our attorneys coordinate with the transaction parties, local, state and federal agencies, engineers, and environmental and economic consultants to assure that all issues are addressed. When disputes arise, we effectively resolve them in and out of court.


  • Represented nonprofit hospital in $238.7 million CHFFA bond financing.
  • Represented developer in $65 million real estate CMBS portfolio financing.
  • Represented an international agricultural products processing company in $19.6 million new credit facility (equipment, accounts receivable, real estate and line of credit).
  • Represented city in ground lease and NBA (D League) basketball arena.
  • Represented owner of grocery store chains, negotiated acquisition, development and lease agreements for the construction of new stores, as well as the CC&Rs and reciprocal easement agreements for the shopping centers in which they are located.
  • Assisted California Department of General Services in ground leasing 150 acres of land for the development of 3 million square foot warehouse space.
  • Assisted state agency tenant in leasing 280,000 square feet of office space in the City of Elk Grove.
  • Represented the State of California in negotiating the sale of both the Orange County and Del Mar fairgrounds.
  • Represent pension fund advisors and institutional fund managers in leasing matters for portfolios of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties.
  • Represent developers in the purchase, sale and leasing of office and retail properties, and regarding due diligence and management issues.
Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation | Renewable Energy
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Health Care | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Public Contracts & Construction | Real Estate | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Labor & Employment Litigation | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Business Litigation
Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Real Estate | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Business | Business Litigation
Authored Articles & Publications Apr 12, 2021

Best in Law: Three Steps Commercial Landlords Should Take to Avoid COVID-19 Liability

Safe Spaces are a Priority

Legal Alerts Mar 18, 2021

Calif. Cities Can Still Impose Commercial Eviction Moratoriums

Executive Order Extends Authorization

Press Releases Feb 03, 2021

BB&K Office Makes Sacramento Top 10 Law Firm

Sacramento Business Journal’s Annual Law Firm Rankings

Legal Alerts Dec 10, 2020

California Proposition 19: What Does This Mean for Property Tax Transfers and Exemptions?

Children Inheriting Parents’ Property Will Be Impacted Financially

BB&K In the News Dec 08, 2020

BB&K Attorney and Barrett, The Honors College at ASU Alum Christina Morgan Profiled

The Business Practice Group Member Featured in Alumni Newsletter

Legal Alerts Nov 17, 2020

Cell Site Landlords: Expect Increase in Requests to Install Generators

Don’t Surrender Your Property Rights

Legal Alerts Nov 10, 2020

California Clears the Path for Rentals in Residential Common Interest Developments

However, AB 3182 Creates Ambiguity for Rental Restrictions in CIDs

Press Releases Nov 05, 2020

BB&K’s 2021 Best Law Firms Rankings Include New Tier 1 Recognitions

Annual U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers List

Press Releases Sep 23, 2020

BB&K Partner Nancy Park is a Woman Worth Watching

Profiles in Diversity Journal Named the Business Practice Leader to its Annual List

Legal Alerts Sep 03, 2020

AB 3088: California Eviction Protections

The Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020

Press Releases Aug 20, 2020

36 BB&K Attorneys Recognized on The Best Lawyers in America List for 2021

Three Named “Lawyers of the Year” and One Included on “Ones to Watch” List

Press Releases Aug 11, 2020

BB&K Attorneys Named to 2020 Top Lawyers in Sacramento List

Sacramento Magazine Annual List Based on Peer Votes

Legal Alerts Jul 08, 2020

Five Takeaways for Commercial Landlords When Tenants File Bankruptcy

COVID-19 Pandemic Likely to Increase Bankruptcy Filings

Authored Articles & Publications Jul 06, 2020

COVID-19 Orders: Government Takings?

In Law360, BB&K's Gene Tanaka and Emily Chaidez Evaluate if COVID-19 Orders are Temporary Takings

Legal Alerts Jun 29, 2020

Commercial Landlords and Tenants Should Work Together During COVID-19

How to Not Let Unpaid Rent Ruin the Financial Relationship

Event May 26, 2020

Development and Land Use in the Age of COVID-19 Webinar

Continuing Education of the Bar

Authored Articles & Publications May 14, 2020

Best in Law: Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

BB&K Attorney Todd Gee Shares Key Actions During a Pandemic in the Southern California Newspaper Group

Event May 01, 2020

COVID-19 & Rental Agreements

Best Lawyers Webinar

Press Releases Apr 01, 2020

Walsh Law Firm Joins With Best Best & Krieger

Combination Enhances Trusts & Estates and Business Legal Teams

Press Releases Mar 31, 2020

Congratulations to the San Diego Super Lawyers 2020 Honorees

Including San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star Recognition

Legal Alerts Mar 31, 2020

COVID-19: Guidance for Landlords and Tenants

Practical Tips for Each in Navigating Coronavirus-Related Rent Issues

Legal Alerts Mar 31, 2020

Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Federal and State Programs for Borrowers, Including CARES Act

Legal Alerts Mar 26, 2020

Takings Claim Fails on “Ripeness” Grounds

Ninth Circuit Decision in Apartment-Condominium Conversion Program Dispute

Legal Alerts Mar 23, 2020

COVID-19: Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria and Business Regulations

California Order to Minimize Housing Security and Business Continuity Impacts

Press Releases Mar 10, 2020

Six BB&K Attorneys Named San Diego Top Lawyers 2020

San Diego Magazine’s Annual List

Press Releases Feb 06, 2020

BB&K Sacramento Office Earns High Ranking

Sacramento Business Journal’s Annual Law Firm Survey

Press Releases Nov 19, 2019

BB&K Real Estate Partner Nancy Park Named ULI Sacramento Member Achiever

Award Recognizes Leadership

Client Successes Nov 18, 2019

BB&K Prevails on Summary Judgment, Ensuring Drinking Water Access to Residents

Attorneys Christopher Deal and Christina Morgan Represented Real Property Buyers

Authored Articles & Publications Aug 19, 2019

Best in Law: Preprinted Contracts

Pros and Cons of Out-of-the-Box Contracts Weighed by Nancy Park in So. Cal. Newspaper Group

BB&K In the News Jul 10, 2019

“Be in the Room” Nancy Park Discusses Women in the Commercial Real Estate Industry Interviews the BB&K Partner on the #MeToo Impact

BB&K In the News Jul 02, 2019

Meet BB&K Sacramento Office Managing Partner Nancy Park

The Real Estate Attorney is the Subject of a Sacramento Business Journal Column

Authored Articles & Publications Apr 22, 2019

Best in Law: Holy Smoke! Smoking Cannabis at Private Business Events

BB&K Attorneys Nancy Park and Ashley Zambrano Discuss When you Can, and Can’t, Light Up

Press Releases Apr 10, 2019

Five BB&K Partners Named to 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers List

All Are Returning to the Annual List

Press Releases Feb 25, 2019

Partner Nancy Park Honored by CREW-Sacramento

Congratulations on the Women of Influence Award

Press Releases Jan 30, 2019

BB&K a Top 10 Law Firm in Sacramento

Sacramento Business Journal’s 2019 List of Largest Area Law Firms

Event Sep 12, 2018

LCC 2018 Annual Conference

League of California Cities

Authored Articles & Publications Sep 05, 2018

Best in Law: Possible Prop. 13 Changes Will Impact Businesses

Partner Gregory Snarr Discusses Potential Ballot Measure

Press Releases Aug 01, 2018

Sacramento-Area BB&K Attorneys Named to Top Lawyers List

Sacramento Magazine Recognizes Eight Attorneys Selected by Peers

Authored Articles & Publications Jul 23, 2018

Best in Law: Mechanics Liens and Arbitration Rights

Partner Victor L. Wolf Writes for the Press-Enterprise

BB&K In the News Jun 01, 2018

Brent Collinson Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Attorney Recently Merged Firm with BB&K, Sierra Sun Reports

Press Releases Apr 13, 2018

San Diego Super Lawyers 2018

Five BB&K Attorneys Recognized on Annual List

Event Mar 22, 2018

Mastering the Art of Leasing for Public Entities

California County Counsels' Association

Press Releases Jan 25, 2018

Partner Nancy Park Installed as Lambda Alpha International Sacramento Chapter President

Land Use Professionals Organization

Press Releases Jan 02, 2018

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership

BB&K Announces Promotions

Event Nov 09, 2017

Inverse Condemnation -- or Is It?

Appraisal Institute's 50th Annual Litigation Seminar

Authored Articles & Publications Nov 03, 2017

Best in Law: Sole-Source Construction Contracts

Property Owners Whose Projects Require a Specific Brand or Proprietary Product May Be At Risk, BB&K Attorney Greg Snarr Writes in the Press-Enterprise

Videos Jun 28, 2017

Gregory Snarr Video Bio


Videos Jun 07, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Hosking Video Bio


Apr 27, 2017

[WEBINAR] Short-Term Rentals: Burdens and Opportunities

BB&K Webinar on Short-Term Vacation Rentals Like Airbnb, VRBO, and Flipkey

BB&K Event Apr 27, 2017

Short-Term Rentals: Burdens and Opportunities

BB&K Free Webinar

Press Releases Apr 25, 2017

Business Litigator Christopher Deal Joins BB&K’s Irvine Office

New Partner Brings In-House Experience

Press Releases Mar 23, 2017

Sacramento Business Journal Again Ranks BB&K as a Top Litigation Firm

Based on Number of Attorneys

Feb 02, 2017

[WEBINAR] From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire Traps: Injunctions, Receiverships and Other Remedies

Third in a Three-Part BB&K Webinar Series

Press Releases Feb 01, 2017

BB&K Again a Top Sacramento Law Firm

Sacramento Business Journal’s 2017 Law Firm List

Jan 26, 2017

[WEBINAR] From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire Traps: Criminal Prosecution

Second in a Three-Part BB&K Webinar Series

Press Releases Jan 20, 2017

San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

Congratulations to the BB&K Attorneys Recognized for their Work

Jan 19, 2017

[WEBINAR] From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire Traps: Administrative Remedies

First in a Three-Part BB&K Webinar Series

BB&K Event Jan 19, 2017

From Code Compliance to Fighting Fire-Traps: How to Deal with Dangerous Dwellings in Your City

Free Three-Part Webinar Series: Jan. 19., Jan. 26 and Feb. 2

Legal Alerts Jan 18, 2017

The Trump Infrastructure Plan

How BB&K Can Help Your Agency Position and Respond

Dec 01, 2016

[WEBINAR] Prop 64: The Basics

Cultivating New Regulations and Confronting New Challenges Presented By Marijuana Legalization

Authored Articles & Publications Aug 08, 2016

Best in Law: How a Business Owner Can Weigh Buying vs. Leasing

BB&K Partner Peggy Hosking Examines the Pros and Cons of Both in the Riverside Press-Enterprise

Legal Alerts Jun 28, 2016

Case Clarifies California’s Subdivision Map Act Requirements

Cities and Counties Impacted

Authored Articles & Publications Jun 13, 2016

To Assume or Reject: Unexpired Real Property Leases in Bankruptcy

BB&K Attorney Cathy Ta Discusses Executory Contracts in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

Event Apr 21, 2016

Public Real Estate Transactions

UC Davis Extension

Press Releases Jan 26, 2016

BB&K Ranked No. 8 on Top Sacramento Law Firms List

Firm Moves Up Notch on Sacramento Business Journal’s Annual List

Press Releases Jan 26, 2016

Seven BB&K Attorneys Recognized by 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine

Five Partners on Super Lawyers List, Two Additional Attorneys on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Legal Alerts Nov 09, 2015

New California Energy Use Disclosure Program for Commercial and Multifamily Buildings Approved

Current Disclosure Requirements for Building Owners and Tenants Repealed

Authored Articles & Publications Feb 22, 2015

Best in Law: Tug-of-War Over Changing Prop. 13 Remains Intense

BB&K Partner Michael Grant Explores How the Controversial 1978 California Real Estate Law Could Be Change in The Press-Enterprise Best in Law Column

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