Michael A. Hill

Michael A. Hill: Attorney with Garrett Stiepel Ryder LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Garrett Stiepel Ryder LLP (12 Attorneys)
  • Pacific Arts Plaza, 3200 Bristol Street, Suite 850, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1808
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Mr. Hill specializes in commercial real estate law, with an emphasis on development projects, purchase and sale transactions, leasing, and financing. Mr. Hill also has significant experience in preparing and negotiating construction and architectural agreements and in forming real estate-related business entities such as limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures.

Before joining Garrett DeFrenza Stiepel Ryder LLP in 2004, Mr. Hill was a real estate associate with Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in San Francisco and Orange County.Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2005-2007
A-V Peer Rated (highest legal ability rating available from Martindale-Hubbell)

Areas of Practice (26)

  • Real Estate
  • Construction Contracts
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate Sales
  • Industrial Real Estate Law
  • Retail Development
  • Shopping Center Acquisitions
  • Shopping Center Development
  • Land Acquisitions
  • Land Sales
  • Mixed Use Development
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Exchanges
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Property
  • Real Property Acquisitions
  • Real Property Development
  • Real Property Finance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714.384.4300  Phone
714-384-4320  Fax
University Attended:
Westmont College, B.A., 1990; Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1995
Law School Attended:
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1998, California
Orange County Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Real Property, Construction Law); State Bar of California.
•Representation of public real estate investment trust in connection with leasing its portfolio of over 2 million square feet of office, industrial, and mixed-used/research and development properties.
•Representation of private institutional investor in connection with its acquisition, development (both ground up and rehabilitation) and financing of over 1 million square feet of industrial properties.
•Representation of mining and aggregates companies in connection with the disposition of mined-out sites, including transfers to environmental conservancies.
•Representation of technology companies in connection with the purchase and/or leasing of new headquarter sites.
•Representation of owners of multi-family housing projects in connection with Freddie Mac financing, including related restructuring of ownership entities.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express

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