Leading Los Angeles Real Estate Partner Pamela L. Westhoff Joins Sheppard Mullin (Los Angeles)

Pamela L. Westhoff has joined the Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group.  Westhoff joins Sheppard Mullin from DLA Piper in Los Angeles.

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 all types of real estate lending transactions, including workouts, restructures, and joint ventures.  Westhoff 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.

“Pam’s addition to the firm is a great step toward achieving our strategic goal of continuing to grow our Los Angeles office and the firm as a whole, by adding marquee partners and groups.  We are thrilled to have her join us,” said Guy Halgren, chairman of the firm.

Commented Westhoff, “Sheppard Mullin offers an excellent platform to continue to grow my practice, coupled with a firmwide collegial culture.  I am impressed by the firm’s premier California real estate group, which is supported by firm management as a key practice and has a dominant presence throughout the state.”

“Pam is one of the leading real estate attorneys in Los Angeles.  Her significant transactional experience is an excellent addition to our top-notch Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group, both complementing our existing capabilities and expanding our breadth,” said Domenic Drago, chair of the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group.

Westhoff received a J.D., Order of the Coif, from University of Southern California Law Center in 1986, an M.B.A., with highest honors, from the University of Southern California Graduate School of Business in 1986 and a B.B.A., summa cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University in 1982.  She is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.