Allen Matkins Ranked in Top Tier of California Real Estate Law Firms by Chambers and Partners for 12th Consecutive Year

Construction, Environmental, and Labor and Employment Practices Receive Top Rankings; 12 Individual Attorneys Recognized for High Achievement

Jun 06, 2013, 10:17 ET from Allen Matkins

LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Chambers and Partners has released its annual ranking of the premier business law firms in the U.S. and, for the 12th consecutive year, Allen Matkins is in the number one tier of real estate law firms in California. Chambers and Partners also recognized the firm's construction, environmental, and labor and employment practices among the best in the state.   


Real estate attorneys Richard Mallory, Michael Matkins and Tony Natsis; construction attorneys Raymond Buddie and Kenneth Curtis, environmental attorneys Pamela Andes, David Cooke, James Meeder and Sandi Nichols; labor and employment attorney Dwight Armstrong; real estate: zoning/land use attorney Jeffrey Chine; and banking and finance attorney Pauline Stevens were also individually recognized by the publication.

Through interviews with peers, significant purchasers of legal services, and competing law firms, London-based Chambers and Partners rates business lawyers at U.S. law firms by state within a selected set of key practice areas, assessing the attorneys' and firms' legal abilities, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients. The following is what Chambers USA 2013 said about Allen Matkins on its website:

Real Estate Practice: This market-leading firm undertakes a broad range of real estate work and enjoys a top reputation for its expertise in leasing. The firm's land use offering is also strong.  Sources say,"They're excellent, a really top-notch firm with a deep focus on real estate and the corporate, land use and environmental issues that go alongside that."

Construction Practice: This highly regarded construction offering represents high-profile universities, hospitals, developers and construction companies. The team regularly handles construction disputes and is active on high-value transactional matters. 

Environmental Practice: This firm has a strong presence in the California market and undertakes a range of environmental litigation and transactions for its clients. Sources say, "First class. Very good attorneys who work hard and well for their clients."

Labor and Employment Practice: The practice acts for an impressive range of clients, such as food producers, retailers and financial institutions. The team undertakes wage and hour class actions, NLRB proceedings and retaliation claims, among other matters. 


Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 220 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego.  The firm's core specialties include real estate, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, construction, land use, natural resources, environmental, corporate and securities, intellectual property, joint ventures, taxation, employment and labor law, dispute resolution and litigation in all these matters. For more information about Allen Matkins please visit

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