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Paul Hastings LLP

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Jeffrey Haber

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Real Estate Department


Specialities: Land Use and Environmental Law. Work Undertaken: Representation of museums, hospitals and motion picture studios, as well as commercial developers of office, hotel, retail, residential and mixed-use projects. Clients include Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, J. Paul Getty Trust, DreamWorks Animation, IAC, Townscape Partners, Combined Properties, MSG Entertainment and Harvard-Westlake School.


Williams Institute at UCLA Law School - Founders' Council (2007- present); AIDS Project LA - Chair of Board of Directors (2001-2004), Equality California - Board of Directors (2005-2010)


Yale Law School, J.D., 1987; Yale University, B.A., 1984 (magna cum laude)

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Paul Hastings LLP handles acquisitions and dispositions, finance and joint venture transactions, land use and zoning, energy litigation work and data center-related matters, advising clients including borrowers and lenders, developers, investors, purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants. Chicago-based Gregory Spitzer continues to represent IBM and its subsidiary SoftLayer Technologies on leasing and developing data center facilities in multiple locations around the world. Los Angeles-based Philip Feder and Jeff Haber advised the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association on the $500m acquisition and development of a new headquarters building for its Youth Orchestra Los Angeles program. David Hamsher, who is based in San-Francisco, advised Five Point Holdings on the $8bn development of Candlestick Point and Phase 2 of the Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. New York-based Rick Allendorf acted for Barclays Capital on its $550m loan for the financing of Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware. San Francisco-based Stephen Berkman, who is an ‘exceptional strategist, negotiator and lawyer and knows how to get deals done’, counts Facebook, Linkedin and amongst his clients. Eric Landau, who also works from the New York office, was the key partner advising Millennium Partners on its development of a vacant site in Downtown Boston into a luxury mixed-use project which included the provision of $450m of preferred equity financing. Also recommended are New York-based Bruce DePaola, John Cahill, Peter Olsen and Chicago-based Brad Ritter.

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United States: Real estate

Land use/zoning

Within: Land use/zoning

Extremely experienced’, Paul Hastings LLP provides ‘valuable information and a practical approach’ in high-profile cases, which recently included assisting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (LAPA) with the acquisition and development of a new Frank Gehry designed headquarters building for LAPA’s Youth Orchestra; this matter was led by practice co-head Jeff Haber. ‘Outstanding’ and ‘down-to-earth’, other practice co-head Mitchell Menzer is acting for Chinese real estate developer Shen Zhen New World I in negotiations with the City of Los Angeles regarding the redevelopment of the site of The LA Hotel. Gordon Hart is also recommended. All lawyers named are based in Los Angeles.

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