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Lawyers in Real Estate 2020: Sheppard Mullin’s Pamela Westhoff

Pamela Westhoff is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the Los Angeles office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee.

Westhoff has a broad-based and versatile transactional real estate practice, with an emphasis in acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing, and technology issues affecting real estate. She also has extensive experience in ground lease and sale-leaseback transactions, and all types of real estate development and lending transactions, including workouts, restructures, and joint ventures.

With nearly 35 years in the legal sector, Westhoff has represented developers and equity investors in commercial development projects, including hotels and condominiums. She also represents owners and providers in connection with telecommunication issues affecting commercial and retail properties, as well as university campuses. She has developed experience in the representation of radio and television broadcasters in real estate-related matters, including broadcast and communications tower licensing.

Westhoff is a member of the Executive Committee of NAIOP Southern California’s Board of Directors. She has served as NAIOP SoCal’s president during 2020, a year that has seen chapter members step up to create “solid educational events” and further the work of chapter committees despite being unable to gather in person, Westhoff wrote in a President‘s Message this past August.

It’s for these reasons that we named Pamela Westhoff to our inaugural grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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