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O'Malley M. Miller

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O'Malley M. Miller guides major commercial real estate transactions in California and throughout the country. He is a partner in the Los Angeles office and maintains a sophisticated transactional practice, including finance, land use and development matters with expertise in matters relating to workouts and debt restructurings.

O'Malley has experience representing institutional investors, developers and lenders in connection with large-scale real estate projects, including office buildings, planned communities, multifamily projects, hotels, shopping centers and hospitals. Additionally, O'Malley represents business enterprises and institutions which are not in the real estate business per se, but which must deal with their real property assets.

O'Malley frequently lectures in the areas of real property finance and development, portfolio acquisitions, land use and debt restructuring related issues. He is consistently ranked as a leading real estate lawyer in Chambers USA.

O'Malley's representative clients have included:

  • Amgen Corp.
  • Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
  • Cook Inlet Region Inc.
  • Developers Diversified Realty Corp.
  • Equity Residential
  • Hines Interest Limited Partnership
  • The Irvine Co.
  • Kennedy Wilson
  • Mitsui Fudosan (America) Inc.
  • Oaktree Capital Management L.P.
  • Phillip Morris Capital Corp.
  • The Port of San Diego 
  • Raintree Partners
  • The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Shell Oil Co.
  • Simon Property Group
  • Southern California Edison
  • Stanford University
  • Stockbridge Capital Partners
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall Inc.
  • Yucaipa Corporation


  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow (1994-Present)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, Real Property Section (1979-1992), Chair (1991-1993)
  • State Bar of California, Member, Executive Committee, Real Property Section (1989-1990)
  • American Bar Association, Member, Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Member, Real Property Section


  • Consistently ranked as one of the best real estate lawyers in California by Chambers & Partners USA
  • Received the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award (2016)
  • Received the Outstanding Real Estate Lawyer Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association (2015)
  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers (2004 - 2018) 
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Real Estate Law (1987 - 2019) 
  • Martindale-Hubbell® A-V Preeminent Rating
  • Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate


O'Malley obtained his J.D. from USC Gould School of Law and his B.A. from Stanford University with distinction


  • California