Overview

Pamela Westhoff is a partner in the Real Estate, Energy, Land Use & Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Pam has a broad-based and versatile transactional real estate practice, with an emphasis in acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing, technology and insurance issues affecting real estate.  She also has extensive experience in build-to-suit, ground lease and sale-leaseback transactions, including for life science, healthcare and industrial projects.  Pam has worked on all types of real estate development and lending transactions, including workouts, restructures and joint ventures.

Pam represents tenants and landlords in substantial commercial lease transactions, including for global corporate headquarters.  She also represents developers and equity investors in commercial developments, including hotel, condominium, retail, office, industrial, data center, entertainment venue and television and movie studio projects.  She also represents owners and providers in connection with telecommunication issues affecting commercial, residential and retail properties, as well as university campuses. She has extensive experience representing radio and television broadcasters in real estate-related matters, including broadcast and communications tower licensing.

Pamela currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and is Chair of the ACREL Leasing Committee.  She was recently recognized as a North America Global Elite Thought Leader in Commercial Real Estate by Who’s Who Legal, and is rated by Chambers USA as a Leading Real Estate Lawyer.

Honors

Honors

North America Global Elite Thought Leader, Who's Who Legal: Real Estate, 2021-2022

Leading Real Estate Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2013, 2016-2022

Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2010, 2014-2016, 2018-2022

Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2013-2022

Lawyers in Real Estate Award, Connect CRE, 2020

Thought Leader - Real Estate, Global Competition Review, 2020

Outstanding Real Estate Attorney of the Year, LACBA Real Property Section Installation and Awards Dinner, 2019

Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2021-2022

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

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

Insights

Articles

Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent speaker on finance, real estate and telecommunication issues for BisNow, 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.

Events

Memberships

Memberships

President of the Board of Directors, NAIOP (2021), President Southern California Chapter (2020), Board of Directors (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

Board Member, Leasing Committee Chair, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Chair, Leasing Committee, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Member, Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section

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)

Digital Media

Education

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

Admissions

  • California
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