Diane represents clients in commercial real estate and business transactions, including general office, creative office, industrial and retail leasing; real property secured financing; real estate purchase and sales; brokerage agreements; insurance matters; construction, engineering and consulting agreements; property management agreements; development agreements; reciprocal easement agreements; covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) and ground leases.
Diane has more than 15 years of experience handling complex real estate transactions. During the course of her career, she has had the privilege of serving clients such as J.P. Morgan, Maguire Properties Group, Thomas Properties Group, Inc., CommonWealth Partners, LLC, Vantage Property Investors LLC, and the Grand Avenue Joint Powers Authority (a JPA formed by the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Redevelopment Agency). Diane is frequently called upon to speak to brokers and other real estate professionals on real estate issues.
Her experience includes negotiating and drafting hundreds of leases, amendments, and option agreements on behalf of office, industrial, and retail landlords and tenants, both large and small, including leases for social media companies and other creative office users, restaurants, and high-end retailers, law firms, financial institutions, entertainment companies, and fitness facilities.
Diane received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from University of California at Irvine and her law degree, magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law.