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Sheppard Mullin’s Multifamily Housing Team provides comprehensive legal services to developers, owners and operators of multifamily housing. Our firm has distinguished itself in every aspect of the urban planning and development process, including advising on entity formation, planning and permitting, construction, financing, labor and employment, tax, and dispute resolution.  Please look at our “Life of the Project” to see how we can assist you from beginning to end in a multifamily project.

We represent real estate developers, institutional investors, pension funds, REITs and individuals in large urban projects. Our team help clients develop innovative cutting-edge ideas and structures and solve various legal issues that arise in this ever changing industry.

Our clients include entities that build and manage multifamily developments, as well as property management companies that assume operation of these properties. Our attorneys have facilitated hundreds of projects, including:

  • Condominium developments
  • Apartment complexes
  • Low and moderate income housing developments
  • Mixed use developments
  • Student housing at public and private colleges
  • Senior housing/assisted living facilities

We advise and represent clients from start to finish, including:

  • Real estate fund formation

  • Joint ventures and other strategic alliances

  • Project siting and land acquisition

  • Planning and zoning approvals

  • Environmental impact and mitigation

  • Construction contracts

  • Leasing agreements

  • Property management contracts

  • Financing

  • Creditors' and bankruptcy

  • Labor and employment

  • Litigation and dispute resolution

  • Tax including tax structure and tax credit financing

  • Opportunity zone tax incentives

  • Intellectual property

  • Privacy and cybersecurity


• AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
• Avenue5 Residential
• Bridge Investment Group Holdings, LLC
• Carmel Partners, Inc.
• CBRE, Inc.
• ColRich California LLC
• ConAm Management Corporation
• Crow Holdings Industrial
• Essex Property Corporation
• Fairfield Residential Company LLC
• GDC Communities
• Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC
• Hanover Company
• Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.
• Highgate Capital
• Holland Partner Group
• Irvine Company The
• John Hancock Insurance Company
• Kirby Sack Properties Inc.
• Legacy Partners
• Lincoln Property Company
• Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group
• MG Properties
• Momentum Real Estate Partners
• Mosaic Residential, Inc.
• Opus Development Company, LLC
• Pacifica Companies
• Pathfinder Partners, LLC
• RainTree Investment Corporation
• Roxbury Properties, Inc.
• Sentinel Real Estate Corporation
• Seritage Growth Properties, L.P.
• Shea Properties
• Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
• Sunrise Luxury Living
• Trammell Crow Company
• Trammell Crow Residential
• The Blackstone Group
• The Carlyle Group, Inc.




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