Mia is a partner in the Real Estate Group. She represents clients in sophisticated real estate matters across a broad swath of transactions, including acquisitions, sales, financing, leasing, real estate development, debt restructuring, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, and joint ventures. Her clients include a complement of industries with interests in real estate, including major financial institutions, public companies, private equity companies, public and private home builders, conventional and renewable energy companies, technology and pharmaceutical companies, and wineries.
Mia’s recent matters include representing a lender in two separate ski resort transactions, representing a lender on a complex deed in lieu of foreclosure transaction, and leading a team of outside and in-house real estate counsel and facilities staff in the representation of a Fortune 500 company in the disposition of a portfolio of properties located globally. She counsels developers and investors on development projects throughout California. She has extensive experience in commercial leasing matters, representing both landlords and tenants on a wide range of property product types, including specialized uses such as biotech, R&D and manufacturing, and retail. Mia was previously seconded with Siebel Systems (since acquired by Oracle) serving as their de facto in-house counsel for all leasing matters with respect to the company’s then 3 million square foot portfolio. She is also an authority on the proposed changes to lease accounting under deliberation by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board.
Mia is the past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, on which she continues to serve as an adviser. She also serves on the membership committee of the NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter and the programs committee of ULI San Francisco. She is a former managing editor of the California Real Property Journal, which is utilized by practitioners and scholars alike, and continues to serve as an adviser to that publication.
Mia is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.