Christy M. Morcomb

Shareholder

Overview

Christy has worked for nearly 25 years in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Shoreline, Christy worked as an associate in the real estate departments of Morrison & Foerster and Riordan & McKinzie (now Bingham McCutchen) and as in-house counsel for a tax credit syndication company specializing in the finance and development of affordable housing. In addition, prior to attending law school, Christy worked as an escrow officer with a national title insurance company for nearly 10 years. From this varied and extensive experience, Christy has developed a practical and common sense approach to negotiating and closing complex transactions. Christy’s practice at Shoreline focuses on a broad range of real estate transactions, including leasing, acquisition, disposition, development, and financing (including defeasance, forbearance, and workout arrangements) related to all types of projects.

Representative Matters

Lease Transactions:

  • Represented national retail tenant in connection with negotiation of lease for 520,000 square feet of warehouse space
  • Represented national retail tenant in connection with negotiation of leases, subleases and lease assignments for more than 25 stores
  • Represented large public company as sublandlord in connection with negotiation of sublease of 114,000 square feet of office space
  • Represented large public company as tenant in connection with negotiation of lease of 20,000 square feet of office space
  • Represented large public company as sublandlord in connection with negotiation of sublease of 23,500 square feet of office space
  • Represented large public company as tenant in connection with the renegotiation of renewal lease of 49,700 square feet of office space
  • Represented large public company as tenant in connection with the renegotiation of renewal lease of 32,800 square feet of office space
  • Represented large public company as tenant in connection with the lease of 180,800 square feet of warehouse space
  • Represented owner/developer as landlord in connection with multiple leases of 3,000 – 25,000 square feet of creative office space
  • Represented owner/investor as landlord in connection with multiple leases of 3,000 – 20,000 square feet of office space

Purchase and Sale Transactions:

  • Represented national retail client in connection with the purchase of several former Circuit City sites
  • Represented national retail client in connection with the purchase and development of multiple unimproved land sites for development as retail store (including ground leasing and disposition of surplus land)
  • Represented national retail client in connection with the purchase of existing shopping centers (including the leasing of excess retail space not utilized by client)
  • Represented investor in connection with the purchase of GSA leased property

Other Real Estate Transactions:

  • Represented shopping center owner as borrower in connection with negotiating and closing refinance
  • Represented lender in connection with foreclosure of large multi-use project securing $130+ million loan and related matters

Organizations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Speaking Engagements

Law Seminars International “Commercial Real Estate Leases” conference in Los Angeles, CA on February 8 & 9, 2016

http://lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16ACLCA

Education

  • Arizona State University
    • B.S. (1992), summa cum laude
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law J.D. (1996), Editor of the UCLA Law Review