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Lawyers in Real Estate 2020: Mayer Brown’s Edgar Khalatian

Edgar Khalatian is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office. He primarily represents investors and developers in all aspects of real estate transactions, focusing on land use entitlement matters and CEQA compliance.

Khalatian has extensive experience in land use regulation and obtaining entitlements for real estate development projects, including residential development, mixed use projects, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, drafting development agreements, and water supply issues.

He also has experience in the planning and implementation of all necessary steps involved in guiding master-planned communities from original design to completion, including challenges to project approvals. In addition, he has experience with SB 221 and SB 610 statutes on water supply.

Khalatian has been involved with several high-profile and complex land-use projects in California, including a three-million-square-foot mixed-use project in downtown Los Angeles; an innovative 875,000-square-foot mixed-use project in Hollywood; a 225,000-square-foot mixed-use project on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood; and the addition of a 300,000-square-foot Class A office building on a site adjacent to a hotel in Culver City. Additionally, he has represented the J. Paul Getty Trust for land use-related issues; Lennar/Heritage Fields in a 4,600-acre master-planned community on the former El Toro Marine Base in Irvine; and Newhall Land & Farming/Lennar in a 700-acre master-planned community in Santa Clarita.

As an active member of the land use community, Khalatian was appointed to serve as co-chair of the Los Angeles Zoning Advisory Committee. In this role, he regularly works with the Planning Department to revise the City’s outdated zoning code. He is on the Board of Directors of the Central City Association, chairs CCA’s Political Action Committee, and was chairman of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association’s Land Use Committee for more than five years.

It’s for these reasons that we named Edgar Khalatian 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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