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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP


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About Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

From its Los Angeles base, Allen Matkins has conquered California, opening up offices in San Francisco, San Diego, Century City, and Irvine. With more than 200 lawyers, the firm is known as a top real estate practice in the Golden State.

Grown in the City of Angels

Allen Matkins has built its empire in the state where residents elect bodybuilders and shrug off earthquakes. Founded in Los Angeles in 1977, the firm's strengths lie in its real estate and litigation practices with both departments boasting vast experience in the areas of construction, land use, environmental and natural resources, corporate and securities, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and creditors' rights, joint ventures and tax, and labor and employment. The firm frequently earns accolades from both regional and national publications such as Law360, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Real Estate Forum, San Diego Business Journal, and San Francisco Business Times. The firm has not only worked with local clients—like representing Kilroy Realty in all its leasing transactions in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle—but has also secured nationally known clients including Boston Properties, Colony Capital, Content Partners, D.R. Horton, Kennedy Wilson, Oaktree Capital, Quiksilver, SunPower Corporation, and Turner Construction.

Buying and Selling Up the California Coast

Real estate is where the firm shines—Allen Matkins has ranked in the top tier of real estate law firms in California for 20 consecutive years, according to Chambers USA. The firm's real estate practice handles all aspects of the real estate world, including litigation over construction, land use, landlord tenant, and condemnation issues.

But handling the real estate transactions of the present is not enough for the firm; Allen Matkins seeks to predict the future. The firm has developed a decade-long partnership with UCLA Anderson Forecast, an organization of economists who attempt to posit unbiased forecasts for California's economy, as well as the nation’s. The biannual Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate Survey projects a three-year-ahead outlook for California's commercial real estate industry and forecasts potential opportunities and challenges affecting office, multi-family, retail, and industrial sectors.

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

865 S Figueroa Street
Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 622-5555

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Jeffrey R. Patterson
Summer Program Recruiting Chairs: Eric Shelby & Julie Hoffman (Century City), Brad Nielson & Matt Fogt (Irvine), Paul Obico & Nancy Fong (Los Angeles), Michael Holmes (San Diego), Kamran Javandel & Paul Nash (San Francisco)
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
150 - 250
No. of Partners Named 2020:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,950 hours

Base Salary

1st year: $200,000
Summer Associate: $3,836/week

Employment Contact

Christine McWilliams
Chief Recruiting and Professional Development Officer
(949) 851-5438
General Recruiting Email:

No. of U.S. Offices: 5

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Irvine, CA
Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)
Los Angeles, CA (Century City)
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA

Major Departments

Bankruptcy, Restructurings, & Creditors’ Rights
Labor and Employment
Land Use and Environmental
Real Estate
Tax and Joint Venture
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.