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Pamela L. Westhoff

Los Angeles
F: +1.213.443.2721


  • J.D., University of Southern California, 1986, Order of the Coif
  • M.B.A., University of Southern California, 1986, with highest honors
  • B.B.A., Loyola Marymount University, 1982, summa cum laude
  • California
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Pamela Westhoff is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Pamela has a broad-based and versatile transactional real estate practice, with an emphasis in acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing, and technology issues affecting real estate. She also has extensive experience in all types of real estate lending transactions, including workouts, restructures, and joint ventures.

Pamela has also represented developers and equity investors in commercial development projects (including partnership and joint ventures), including hotels and condominiums. She also represents owners and providers in connection with telecommunication issues affecting commercial and retail properties, as well as university campuses. She has developed experience in the representation of radio and television broadcasters in real estate-related matters, including broadcast and communications tower licensing.


  • Outstanding Real Estate Attorney of the Year, LACBA Real Property Section Installation and Awards Dinner, 2019
  • Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2013-2020
  • Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2010, 2014-2016, 2018-2019
  • Top Women Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2014, 2015
  • Los Angeles' Top 50 Power Women, BisNow, 2014
  • California's Top Real Estate Transactional Attorney, Daily Journal, 2013
  • Leading Real Estate Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2013, 2016-2019
  • 2012 Top Rated AV Preeminent Lawyer in Corporate Real Estate Law
  • Leading Real Estate Lawyer, Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers, 2010-2012
  • International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers, 2013
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Law & Politics and Los Angeles magazines, 2011
  • Top 50 Women Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Southern California
  • Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, Century City Bar Association, 2007
  • 500 Dealmakers in America, Lawdragon

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Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, "Quick Hits 2013: Shifting Gears in the Fast Lane," Crocker Symposium, October 29, 2013
  • Moderator, "The Future of Industrial Infill Development: Overcoming the Challenges of Brownfields and Sustainability Goals," June 6, 2013
  • Speaker, "Industrial Overview and the Stabilization of U.S. Manufacturing and its Impact on Industrial Space," June 5, 2013
  • Speaker, "Let the Sun Shine...on Rooftop Revenue Opportunities," December 5, 2012
  • Panelist, "Leasing Representation on Behalf of Institutional Clients: The Good, The Bad and Somewhat Arcane," March 28, 2012
  • Presenter, "Today's Leasing Labyrinth: Don't get caught in the same old maze," February 8, 2012
  • Presenter, "Space Requirements for Start-Up Companies," Sheppard Mullin's Third Thursday Emerging Company Webinar series, December 17, 2009
  • Moderator, "Dealing with Leases in Distress," Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium, May 5, 2009, Los Angeles, CA
  • Frequent speaker on the topics of finance, real estate and telecommunication issues for CLE International, Practising Law Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, the State Bar of California, the Real Estate Conference Group, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.



  • Board of Directors, NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) Southern California Chapter (2010-Present), Executive Committee, 2013 Programs and Education Chair and 2012 UCLA/USC Real Estate Challenge Chair
  • Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Chair, Board of Directors of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles (2005-2006); Board Member (1992-Present)
  • Program Chair, Practising Law Institute's Commercial Real Estate Financing: What Borrowers and Lenders Need to Know Now (2004-present)
  • Executive Committee, Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Board Member, UCLA Finance and Investment Conference (2001-2006)
  • Board Member, USC Crocker Symposium on Law and Business (2003-present); Planning Committee Chair (2007)