From its Los Angeles base, Allen Matkins has conquered
California, opening up offices in San Francisco, San Diego, Century
City, and Irvine. With approximately 200 lawyers, the firm is known
as a top real estate practice in the Golden State.
Grown in the City of Angels
Allen Matkins has built its empire in the state where residents
elect bodybuilders and shrug off earthquakes. Founded in Los
Angeles in 1977, Allen Matkins has achieved notable success in
corporate and hospitality work, as well as in the securities,
employment, bankruptcy, and tax arenas. The firm has earned
accolades from west coast publications like the Los Angeles
Business Journal and the San Diego Business Journal. Its real
strengths lie, however, in its real estate and litigation
practices. The firm's litigation department has focuses in real
estate, commercial, financial services, construction,
environmental, and labor and employment litigation.
The firm has not only worked with local clients-like
representing a public-private partnership to modernize the Los
Angeles Air Force Base-but has also secured nationally known
clients including Wells Fargo Bank, Sares-Regis Group, AT&T,
Black & Decker, Met Life, The Home Depot, Blackstone Real
Estate Advisors, and Capmark Finance.
Buying and Selling Up the California Coast
Real estate is where the firm shines-Allen Matkins has ranked
the No. 1 real estate law firm in California for a decade,
according to Chambers & Partners. California Real Estate
Journal has also placed Allen Matkins on the top of its real estate
firm list, which was based on the number of real estate attorneys
in each outfit. The firm's real estate practice handles all aspects
of the real estate world, including litigation over construction,
land use, landlord tenant, and condemnation issues.
And handling the real estate transactions of the present is not
enough for the firm; Allen Matkins seeks to predict the future. The
firm has developed a partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast, an
organization of economists who attempt to posit unbiased forecasts
for California's economy and the nation's. Allen Matkins and the
Anderson Forecast put out commercial real estate forecasts,
covering rental and vacancy rates.