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December 2, 2022

In a landmark victory for housing rights and state housing law, California Court of Appeal rules in favor of the Terraces of Lafayette

In a major victory for housing rights statewide, the First District Court of Appeal issued a unanimous ruling on November 30 upholding the project approvals and CEQA review and rejecting in full Save Lafayette’s lawsuit challenging the Terraces of Lafayette, a 315-unit apartment community by O’Brien Land Company.  After nearly 10 years of processing and 120 public hearings, the Lafayette City Council finally approved the project by a 4-1 vote in August 2020.

November 3, 2022

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Gives Miller Starr Regalia Tier 1 Ranking For 12th Consecutive Year in Commercial Litigation, Land Use And Zoning Law And Real Estate Law In The “Best Law Firms” 2023 Edition

Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, announced today that for the 12th consecutive year it has been named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® a Tier 1 law firm in the Oakland metropolitan area for three practice areas -- commercial litigation, land use and zoning law, and real estate law. In addition, MSR received a Tier 2 ranking for construction law in the Oakland metropolitan area and a Tier 2 ranking for real estate law in the San Francisco metropolitan area.

August 18, 2022

MSR’s Hans Lapping Receives Two Best Lawyers in America© Designations, Named “Lawyer of the Year” – Real Estate Law (Oakland), Nine Other MSR Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Recognition

Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, is pleased to announce that Hans A. Lapping, an AV-rated transactional shareholder, has received two designations in the Best Lawyers in America 2023© edition: he is included in the Real Estate Law list and was selected as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Oakland Real Estate Law. Additionally, nine other MSR attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© -- seven of which have been recognized for at least 10 years. Yalda Vahdani was named 2023 “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” in Real Estate Law in San Francisco.