Steven C. Nock is a partner in the Real Estate Department in the firm's Orange County Office.

Areas of Practice

Steven is a real estate attorney specializing in commercial leasing, commercial purchase and sale transactions and real-estate secured loan transactions and workouts.

Steven has extensive experience with all types of commercial leases, including high-rise office leases, large build-to-suit warehouse leases, retail anchor and shop leases and industrial building leases.

Steven was in-house general counsel for 4 years to a group of subsidiaries of Pacific Enterprises (parent of Southern California Gas Company) that developed, leased, sold and syndicated apartment projects, business parks and mid-rise office buildings. During his tenure at Sheppard Mullin, Steven was "on-loan" for 6 months to Bank of America's legal department, handling leasing and bank-owned property matters.



Representative Transactions

Represented a building owner in negotiating a 50,000 square foot office building lease with Carolco Pictures, Inc. in West Hollywood.

Represented Bank of America in negotiating several bank branch leases.

Represented Mossimo, Inc., in negotiating (i) its first retail lease at South Coast Plaza, in Costa Mesa, California, and (ii) its first wholesale showroom lease in New York City.

Represented Whirlpool Corporation in negotiating a 766,000 square foot build-to-suit warehouse lease in the City of Ontario;

Represented Coopervision in negotiating a 225,000 square foot build-to-suit manufacturing facility lease in the Irvine Spectrum;

Represented the Austin Company in negotiating a 50,000 square foot office lease with a profit participation in the City of Irvine;

Represented Prudential Residential Services Company in reviewing and coordinating the assignment of all of its real estate brokerage office leases in California in connection with a sale of its real estate brokerage business;

Prepared lease forms and negotiated anchor retail leases for several shopping center owners.


Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Nock is an active lecturer in the UC Irvine extension program for real estate developers.



Member, Advisory Board, UC Irvine extension program for real estate developers

Board Member, Irvine Temporary Housing



J.D., Harvard Law School, 1980

B.A., University of Dayton, 1977, Valedictorian

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