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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

650 TOWN CENTER DRIVE, FOURTH FLOOR, COSTA MESA, CA 92626, USA
Tel:
Work +1 714 513 5100
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Fax +1 714 513 5130
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www.sheppardmullin.com
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Scott Morehouse, Orange County, USA

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Scott Morehouse

Tel:
Work 714.424.2865
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Work Department

Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental

Position

Mr. Morehouse counsels real estate funds, REITs, pension funds, banks and other institutional clients in a wide variety of transactions involving the financing, acquisition, disposition, development, construction, and leasing of real property throughout the United States.

Career

Mr. Morehouse's finance and capital markets experience includes the origination, acquisition, structuring, and restructuring of permanent and bridge loans, construction loans, mezzanine loans and other subordinate debt financings, A/B loan structures, loan participations, and other co-lending arrangements. He also has represented lenders and borrowers in resolving troubled real estate loans, and the purchase and sale of distressed and non-performing loans. Additionally, Mr. Morehouse assists clients with the structuring and execution of acquisitions and dispositions of all major commercial property types, including office buildings, major retail malls and shopping centers, hotels, multi-family residential, industrial, and land. He has handled complex multistate transactions, including portfolio acquisitions, dispositions and financings

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1993; B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1990, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


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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