Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Michael Leake has a broad based real estate transactional practice with experience in real property purchase and sale, leasing, financing, entity formation and structuring, and multi-family and hotel property management agreements. Michael represents real estate investment funds, REITs and developers in the acquisition, leasing, financing and disposition of real estate assets and residential real estate developers in purchase and sale transactions and post-acquisition site development and cost sharing agreements, as well as with respect to 1031 exchanges. In addition, he represents commercial and industrial building owners and tenants in the structuring, documentation and negotiation of ground leases (including sale-leasebacks), office, retail and industrial use leases and related occupancy and build-out agreements in suburban office park developments and downtown commercial district buildings. He also represents lending institutions and borrowers in real estate secured financings for purchase of real property and construction of improvements on real property.