Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, announced today that Timothy Maes has been elevated to shareholder in the firm's Transactional Department.
Tim represents tenants and landlords in commercial leasing matters and both buyers and sellers in acquisition/disposition transactions. He also facilitates transactions by performing and documenting due diligence investigations, assisting clients with obtaining required third-party and anchor approvals, and negotiating and drafting agreements that range from CC&Rs to operating and partnership agreements.
Tim has also represented both lenders and borrowers in secured financing transactions, particularly as such matters concern real estate collateral. He has represented clients in a range of industries that are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. His experience includes advising clients in water rate-setting proceedings, as well as the development, acquisition, and sale of solar and wind energy projects.
Tim has represented pro bono clients in obtaining favorable determinations for U Visa and asylum applications in the United States.
While in law school, Tim served as a judicial extern for the Honorable A. James Robertson II of the Superior Court for the City and County of San Francisco, and interned for the Office of the City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco. Prior to joining Miller Starr Regalia, Tim worked in the San Francisco office of Winston & Strawn LLP, an international law firm, in their real estate finance and renewable energy groups.
J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2012)
- Senior Articles Editor, Hastings Law Journal
- Thurston Society
B.A., Religious Studies, magna cum laude, Occidental College (2006)
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Boys’ State Scholar
- Occidental Marathon Club
- Varsity Tennis Team (2006)
Contra Costa County Bar Association Real Estate Section – Board Member
International Council of Shopping Centers
State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section
Urban Land Institute
“Got Privity? Understanding Privity of Estate and Privity of Contract in California Real Property Leases,” Miller & Starr Real Estate Newsalert, Volume 28, No. 3, January 2018
California Business Law Reporter, November 2013 and July 2013 (Contributing Editor)
Got Privity? Understanding Privity Of Estate And Privity Of Contract In California Real Property Leases
Parties to real estate contracts often change over time, whether as the result of an assignment, financing, or otherwise. Relatedly, additional parties (beyond those named in the underlying contract) may claim a property interest in the subject of such a contract, perhaps in connection with a security interest in the underlying fee in the form of a mortgage or a deed of trust, or a security interest in a leasehold estate by way of a leasehold mortgage.
Tim brings to MSR a wide range of experience in financial transactions and public utility projects and proceedings.