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The Art of the Deal

ACC-SFBA & Sheppard Mullin Real Estate Series

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

California College of the Arts
San Francisco Campus
1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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*If you are not a current ACC-SFBA member, as a guest of Sheppard Mullin the registration fee will be waived using the registration code: ACCSM13

The California College of the Arts (CCA) San Francisco Campus Expansion - a Case Study of land use and development issues in San Francisco.This will be a special program presented at the architecturally stunning CCA San Francisco Campus.

The program will address:

  • The San Francisco Land Use Approval Process
  • The Institutional Master Plan Process
  • Presentation on The CCA Campus and What It Takes To Get Your Project Approved 
  • Due Diligence Highlights for Urban Development Projects

The CCA SF campus expansion plan has won enthusiastic support from the local community, the Planning Department, and the Board of Supervisors. Come see this beautiful campus, enjoy the creative atmosphere, and find out what makes CCA an important player in the Bay Area creative community while learning about San Francisco land use and development issues.


The program will include a presentation by David Meckel, FAIA, Director of Campus Planning. Mr. Meckel, who has long been active in Showplace Square urban planning issues, was recently recognized with an award from the local neighborhood association.

Additional participants will include Sheppard Mullin land use attorneys Maria Pracher, Partner, and Alex Merritt, Associate, who will provide an introduction to the challenges of this project. Additionally, Keith Garner, Partner, shall provide some key takeaways on what you need to know about due diligence issues to be aware of today in completing urban development projects.


This activity complies with standards for Minimum Continuing Legal Education prescribed by the California State Bar and is approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit.

Questions? Contact Ann Cheney at or 415.774.2975.

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