Mitchell B. Menzer

Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

Mitchell B. Menzer

Mitchell B. Menzer

Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

Biography

Mitchell B. Menzer
Partner, Real Estate Department



Mitchell B. Menzeris a partner in the global Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He represents investors and developers in all aspects of real estate transactions, including land use and entitlement matters, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, financing, equity investments, environmental issues and construction contracts. These transactions involve properties ranging from hotels to raw land to residential developments to portfolios of office buildings.

Mr. Menzer has substantial expertise in land use regulation and obtaining entitlements for real estate development projects, including residential development mixed use projects, development agreements, and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
Practice Areas

Land Use
Sustainability and Global Climate Change
Real Estate Equity Investments and Joint Ventures
Real Estate Development and Construction
Real Estate

Admissions

California Bar

Education

University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1984
Amherst College, B.A., 1978







Rankings & Awards
April 27, 2011

Daily Journal
Mitch Menzer was recognized by the Daily Journal in its inaugural list of Top 25 Land-Use Leaders
Speaking Engagements and Publications

Author of numerous articles including “A Guide to California Government Code Section 65915: Density Bonuses and Incentives for Affordable Housing” in the California Real Property Journal (Spring, 2005) and “Housing Southern California: Smart Growth Strategies” in the 2001 SCAG State of the Region Report
Frequent speaker to both real estate attorneys and other real estate professionals, including the USC Gould Conference on Real Estate and Business



Professional and Community Involvement

Served on the Los Angeles City Planning Commission from 2000 to 2004 and was the President of the Commission 2002 – 2003. During that time, he served on the Mayor’s Development Advisory Group and the Mayor’s Industrial Land Task Force
Served on the Urban Land Institute’s California Smart Growth Coordinating Committee from 2001-2002,, which published “Putting the Pieces Together: State Actions to Encourage Smart Growth Practices in California
Member of the ULI Los Angeles District Council Executive Committee and he chairs its Land Use Leadership Committee.
Serves on the Boards of the Center for Creative Land Recycling and A Community of Friends and he co-chairs the California Advisory Board of the Trust for Public Land.
Serves on committees for the Central City Association and USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. He was member of the CEQA Improvement Advisory Group convened by the Secretary of the California Resources Agency.
Clerked for the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer, United States District Judge for the Central District of California.



Education

University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1984 (Order of the Coif)
Amherst College, B.A., 1978

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4

Number of Awards

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Education
J.D., Order of the Coif
Class of 1984

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

B.A. with Honors
Class of 1978

Amherst College educates men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value, and advance knowledge, engage the world around them, and lead principled lives of consequence. Amherst brings together the most promising students, whatever their financial need, in order to promote diversity of experience and ideas within a purposefully small residential community. Working with faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to intellectual freedom and the highest standards of instruction in the liberal arts, Amherst undergraduates assume substantial responsibility for undertaking inquiry and for shaping their education within and beyond the curriculum. Amherst College is committed to learning through close colloquy and to expanding the realm of knowledge through scholarly research and artistic creation at the highest level. Its graduates link learning with leadership—in service to the College, to their communities, and to the world beyond.

Career History
Partner
Current

Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., they have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever their clients’ needs take them.

Professional
Current

O'Melveny & Myers LLP provides legal services. Its practice areas include labor and employment, litigation, tax, and transactions. The firm serves high-tech companies in the areas of legal advice related to software licensing, intellectual property, and venture capital investments. The company was founded by Henry William O'Melveny in 1885 and is headquartered in Los Angeles. CA.

Boards & Committees
Board Member
Prior

ENABLE COMMUNITIES TO DEVELOP SUSTAINABLY AND EQUITABLY BY RESTORING UNDERUTILIZED PROPERTIES

Member, Planning Commission
2000 - 2004

The City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621.[7] It has a land area of 469 square miles (1,215 km2), and is located in Southern California.

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$5,000 - $10K
2012

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a US nonprofit organization that conserves land and creates parks for human enjoyment and benefit. Since its founding in 1972, the organization has completed more than 5,300 park and conservation projects in 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The trust’s projects bring land into public or protected ownership for parks, trails, natural areas, watersheds, river and waterfront access, and productive farms and forests. The trust also oversees the planning and construction of city parks and helps raises local, state, and national funds for conservation. Headquartered in San Francisco, the trust maintains more than 30 offices and 300 staff nationwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, it is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity and a top-rated charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy’s Charity Watch.

$10K - $25K
2011

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a US nonprofit organization that conserves land and creates parks for human enjoyment and benefit. Since its founding in 1972, the organization has completed more than 5,300 park and conservation projects in 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The trust’s projects bring land into public or protected ownership for parks, trails, natural areas, watersheds, river and waterfront access, and productive farms and forests. The trust also oversees the planning and construction of city parks and helps raises local, state, and national funds for conservation. Headquartered in San Francisco, the trust maintains more than 30 offices and 300 staff nationwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, it is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity and a top-rated charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy’s Charity Watch.

$1,000 - $4,999
2010

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a US nonprofit organization that conserves land and creates parks for human enjoyment and benefit. Since its founding in 1972, the organization has completed more than 5,300 park and conservation projects in 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The trust’s projects bring land into public or protected ownership for parks, trails, natural areas, watersheds, river and waterfront access, and productive farms and forests. The trust also oversees the planning and construction of city parks and helps raises local, state, and national funds for conservation. Headquartered in San Francisco, the trust maintains more than 30 offices and 300 staff nationwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, it is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity and a top-rated charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy’s Charity Watch.

Political Donations
$250
2012
$250
2010

Partner at DLA Piper

$500
2007

City Attorney at City of Los Angeles - California

Transactions
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Carey Watermark Investors 2, Inc., W.P. Carey, Inc. purchase Bacara Resort & SpA from Pacific Hospitality Group Ventures LLC resulting in a new company The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

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JER Partners LLC, J.E. Robert Cos. purchase Jameson Inns, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
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