Miller Starr Regalia, a preeminent California real estate firm for more than 45 years, announced today that Jeffrey G. Wagner is joining the firm’s Walnut Creek office as Of Counsel in the firm’s new Common Interest Development (CID) Practice Group. Wagner has more than 30 years of experience representing developers.
The Common Interest Development Practice Group also includes two Miller Starr Regalia veterans – Tara Narayanan, a shareholder in the firm’s litigation and title industry groups, and Ella Gower, a litigation associate. The group will build on Wagner’s experience which includes working with developers in preparing governing documents for residential, commercial and mixed-use developments and related easement and land sharing agreements, and assisting clients in obtaining local and state project approvals. The developments include high-rise mixed-use condominium projects, gated golf course communities, senior housing projects, cohousing communities and stock and limited equity cooperatives.
Prior to joining Miller Starr Regalia, Wagner had his own practice in real estate law in Walnut Creek with an emphasis in common interest developments, representing residential developers and homeowners associations.
“Common interest developments are once again a fast growing segment in today’s real estate market and we are thrilled to have someone with Jeff’s experience and reputation in the CID area join the firm,” said Anthony M. Leones, Miller Starr Regalia’s managing shareholder. “This is an opportune time to form this new group with Jeff, Tara and Ella and provide another way to service our builder and developer clients.”
Wagner earned his B.S. degree from the University of Santa Clara and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of San Francisco, where he was editor in chief of the University of San Francisco Law Review. He is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the Building Industry Association of Northern California and the Community Associations Institute.
“I jumped at the opportunity to join one of California’s leading real estate law firms and be a part of a new practice group,” said Wagner. “Common interest developments are a key aspect of the post-recession real estate resurgence and we look forward to helping serve the CID interests of developers and builders.”
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