Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Adds Orange County Real Estate Lawyer John Kittleson As Partner

Source: CCN Press Release

10/12/2009

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, a leading California real estate law firm, announces the addition of John W. Kittleson as a partner in its Irvine office.

“John has unique and diverse expertise advising a broad array of very successful real estate industry companies and his arrival will add and enhance one of the deepest and most talented real estate teams in the nation,” said Mario Camara, senior member of the Firm’s Executive committee. “Our efforts to enhance our areas of expertise during what many consider times of retrenchment has consistently enabled us to better fulfill our goal of being full service to the real estate industry.”

“We are delighted to add such an active and accomplished member of the Orange County legal community to our team. John’s considerable achievements strengthen our capabilities to serve the expanding, sophisticated needs of the greater Orange County business community. The addition of John is an integral part of that initiative and broadens our already-considerable finance, acquisition and leasing capabilities," said Art Spaulding, Orange County Executive Committee Member.

Mr. Kittleson’s experience in commercial real estate includes financing, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. Mr. Kittleson has extensive experience representing both borrowers and lenders in various financing transactions including construction, mezzanine and permanent loans as well as secured and unsecured credit facilities. He has orchestrated both purchases and sales of multi-family residential projects, industrial properties and various other developed and undeveloped properties. He also represents both landlords and tenants in retail, office and industrial lease transactions.

"I'm very excited to join Cox Castle & Nicholson in Orange County,” said Mr. Kittleson. “I look forward to working with my colleagues across practice groups and offices to leverage the Firm’s resources in support of my clients and those of the Firm.”

Mr. Kittleson’s recent transactions includes the representation of a client in connection with the negotiation and documentation of one of the largest land acquisition in Southern CA this year, including representation in connection with the acquisition, end-user option and leaseback, financing and joint venture/equity aspects of the transaction. In addition, he is currently representing the developer/owner in connection with the leasing and development of a high-end mixed-use project consisting of a five star hotel and spa, high-end retail, office, and condo-hotel/multi-family residential being constructed in Southern CA.

Mr. Kittleson, formerly a partner with Allen Matkins, obtained his J.D. with honors from Loyola Law School (1992), and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles (1988). He is admitted to practice in California.

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, a California law firm with offices in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco, has one of the largest concentrations of attorneys specializing in representing clients in the real estate, construction and financial services industries. For more than 40 years, the Firm has represented public and privately held businesses, major financial institutions, pension funds, industry entrepreneurs and public agencies in acquiring, developing, redeveloping, financing, leasing, managing and disposing of real estate assets. Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP is located on the web at www.coxcastle.com.
 

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