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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Alfred Fraijo, Los Angeles, USA

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Alfred Fraijo

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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Real Estate, Land Use and Natural Resources


Mr. Fraijo grows his expertise on cutting edge real estate transactions for public, private and nonprofit developers and multi-national corporations in the United States and abroad.


Mr. Fraijo has significant experience in obtaining and negotiating land use entitlements for complex housing and mixed use development projects throughout California, including advising clients with innovative, urban renewal projects in the inner-city and other sectors with emerging markets. His real estate and land use expertise extends to transmission towers permitting, green energy facilities development and permitting educational campuses for charter schools. Mr. Fraijo advises public and private sector clients on state and federal land use and environmental laws, including the Subdivision Map Act, California Community Redevelopment Law, California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, CERCLA, RCRA, California Superfund Law and the Polanco Redevelopment Act. Mr. Fraijo also has significant experience in working closely with clients and consultants on due diligence review of land use issues, which includes local zoning ordinances, general plans, redevelopment agency plans, and related land use restrictions. Mr. Fraijo is the founder and Chairman of the Los Angeles Urban Renewal Network, Inc., a multi-disciplinary collaborative of young professionals engaged in policy and sustainable development to improve the quality of housing in Southern California.




Executive Board Member of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate; Chairman and founder of the Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN), Inc.; Chairman of the East LA Community Corporation; President and Founding Board Member of the Friends of the Hollywood Freeway Central Park; Board member of The Greenlining Institute; Board member of Equal Justice Society; Board member of Farmworker Justice; Founding Board member for Honor PAC and For People of Color, Inc.; San Francisco Bar Association; Los Angeles Bar Association; Mexican American Bar Association; American Bar Association


J.D., Loyola Law School, 2002; B.A., Harvard University, 1999, cum laude

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

The ‘very client-friendly, knowledgeable, personable and expert in its field’ Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is particularly adept at handling transactional and land-use matters. The firm advises on large build-to-suit office development projects, mixed-use projects, joint ventures as well as the financing of large private real estate developments, and is known for its strong presence in California but also deals with matters in New York, Washington DC and Chicago. San Francisco-based Keith Garner and San Diego-based Nancy Scull, who is ‘careful, pragmatic and an expert in community governance matters’, head the team. Los-Angeles-based James Pugh advised Lightstone Group on obtaining approval for the $700m Fig + Pico Conference Center Hotels project. Thomas Masenga, who is also based in Los Angeles, advised the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System on a $1.1bn loan to a Blackstone fund. Another highlight included acting as lead land-use counsel to The Peebles Corporation, MacFarlane Partners and Claridge Properties in relation to the $1.5bn mixed-use Angels Landing project in Los Angeles. Other key practitioners include Los Angeles-based Pamela Westhoff, Alfred Fraijo and Orange County-based Scott Morehouse. Peter Koffler joined the New York office in late 2018 from Venable LLP.

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