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Seven MSR Attorneys Named 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers, Four MSR Attorneys Named Northern California 2022 Rising Stars

Related Attorneys: F. Gale Connor, Arthur F. Coon, Karl Geier, Hans Lapping, Basil “Bill” Shiber, Bryan W. Wenter, AICP, Travis Brooks, Nicholas Ma, Timothy Maes

Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, today announced seven attorneys across four practice areas are among the 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers. Four other MSR’s attorneys in three practice groups are among Super Lawyers’ 2022 Rising Stars.

“We are delighted Super Lawyers has again recognized our talented attorneys for their strong results in real estate, environmental litigation, land use and zoning, and business litigation, " said Ella K. Gower, Miller Starr Regalia's managing shareholder. “We also congratulate our four rising stars who distinguished themselves in our real estate, land use and zoning, and litigation practices. Recognition from our peers is very gratifying.”

The MSR attorneys honored in 2022 are: 


2022 Northern California Super Lawyers

MSR San Francisco Office

  • F. Gale Connor, Real Estate -- Connor's practice focuses on real property law including, commercial leasing, real property acquisitions and dispositions as well as eminent domain and inverse condemnation.

 MSR Walnut Creek Office

  • Mark Alan Cameron, Business Litigation -- Cameron handles complex matters involving environmental contamination, due diligence, commercial leasing, sales, loans, guarantees, receiverships, construction defects, accessibility claims, insurance claims, and the enforcement of private contracts and real property rights.
  • Arthur F. Coon, Environmental Litigation -- Coon is Chair Emeritus of Miller Starr Regalia’s Land Use Department and Chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and represents clients in the areas of CEQA, environmental, and land use litigation.
  • Karl E. Geier, Real Estate -- Geier has advised and represented real estate developers, governmental entities, and financial institutions in wide range of projects and transactions and is the Editor-in-Chief and a principal author of Miller Starr Regalia’s 12-volume treatise, Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 4th.
  • Hans A. Lapping, Real Estate -- Lapping's practice focuses on retail, office, and industrial leasing and real property acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Basil "Bill" S. Shiber, Business Litigation -- Shiber is the former Chair of the Litigation Department and Chair of the Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation Practice Group and represents developers, financial institutions, and public agencies in matters of commercial leasing, environmental issues, land use, and title insurance.
  • Bryan W. Wenter, Land Use/Zoning -- Wenter is Co-Chair of the Land Use Department. He advises and represents clients on a wide range of complex land use, environmental compliance, and government law issues, with a focus on obtaining, defending, and implementing land use entitlements throughout California. 


2021 Northern California Rising Stars:

Walnut Creek

  • Travis A. Brooks, Land Use/Zoning -- Brooks represents private and public entity clients in a wide range of land use and environmental matters throughout California.
  • Andrew H. Crowl, Real Estate -- Crowl advises common interest developments and homeowners associations. 
  • Nicholas E. Ma, Business Litigation -- Ma has significant experience defending clients in business and real estate litigation matters.
  • Timothy G. Maes, Real Estate -- Maes represents tenants and landlords in commercial leasing matters and buyers and sellers in acquisition/disposition transactions. He also facilitates transactions through due diligence investigations, obtaining required third-party and anchor approvals, and negotiating and drafting agreements.

Super Lawyers publishes lists of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only five percent of lawyers in a state are chosen each year as Super Lawyers and only 2.5 percent are chosen each year as Rising Stars. 

Jamie Moss
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Miller Starr Regalia
Miller Starr Regalia has had a well-established reputation as a leading real estate law firm for more than fifty years.  For nearly all that time, our firm has written Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 4th, a 12-volume treatise on California real estate law.  We call it “the Book.”  The Book is the most widely used and judicially recognized real estate treatise in California and is cited by practicing attorneys and courts throughout the state.  Our firm has experience in all real property matters, including full-service litigation and dispute resolution services, transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, common interest development, construction, management, title insurance, environmental law, and land use. For more information, visit

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