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Miller Starr Regalia Elevates Transactional Attorneys Alden and Gyulassy to Shareholder

Related Attorneys: Amanda Alden, Tori Phillips Gyulassy, Ella Gower, Xavier Gutierrez

Walnut Creek, Calif. (January 3, 2024) – Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate and land use firm for 60 years, announced today the promotion of Amanda Alden and Tori Gyulassy, both transactional lawyers, to shareholder.

“The talent and dedication to client service that Amanda and Tori have demonstrated exemplify MSR’s values and mission. We appreciate their contributions to our firm and look forward to watching their continued growth as lawyers,” said Ella Gower, MSR’s managing shareholder.

“Amanda and Tori have each made significant contributions to our transactional group. They are both bright and intelligent lawyers and we are proud to call them our shareholders and to now have them represent Miller Starr as shareholders,” said Xavier Gutierrez, chair of Miller Starr Regalia’s Transactional Department.

Alden, previously senior counsel, started her legal career at MSR after graduating from UCLA Law School. She is experienced in all aspects of real estate transactions, and employs broad experience in retail, office and industrial leasing, representing local, national and international tenants. She handles all facets of the administration of leases, including negotiation and documentation of assignments, subleases, subordination and non-disturbance agreements, estoppels, and lease amendments. Additionally, she negotiates purchase and sale contracts, construction contracts, entity formation documents and institutional loans for lenders and borrowers. Alden was recently appointed as a member of the CEB Real Property Advisory Committee.

Gyulassy, previously an associate, has experience in a variety of commercial real estate matters, representing landlords and tenants in negotiations and drafting of leases, amendments and assignments for office, retail, restaurant, and warehouse space and representing buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of real property. She facilitates transactions by performing and documenting due diligence investigations, by assisting with obtaining required third party approvals, and by negotiating and drafting other agreements that range from CC&R's to subordination and non-disturbance agreements. She joined MSR from Davis Polk’s Menlo Park office, where she started as a summer associate. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School.

MSR’s Transactional Department assists clients involved in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry, including many of the world’s largest technology companies.  The firm represents developers and owners as well as tenants of commercial office, retail, mixed-use, hospitality, warehouse, data center, industrial, and residential projects of all sizes; national and regional retailers; restaurant chains; banks and other financial institutions; and real estate management companies and entrepreneurs. The firm structures, negotiates, and documents complex transactions throughout the United States and overseas.

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