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News & Publications >> Press & Media >> 02_05_2017 Allen Matkins Welcomes Real Estate Partner OMalley Miller

Allen Matkins Welcomes Real Estate Partner O'Malley Miller

LOS ANGELES – May 2, 2017 Allen Matkins, a California-based full service real estate and business law firm, announced today the addition of real estate partner O'Malley M. Miller to its Los Angeles office. O'Malley joins the firm's renowned Real Estate Department where he advises institutional investors, developers and lenders on matters related to real estate finance, acquisitions and sales, land use and CEQA issues, development and operating agreements, workouts, and other sophisticated real estate transactions. Additionally, he 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 is one of the premier real estate attorneys in the United States and has a long, proven track record of negotiating some of the country's most high-profile, complex real estate transactions," says David L. Osias, managing partner of Allen Matkins. "It's an honor to have him back in our ranks after all of these years."

O'Malley started his career at Allen Matkins as only the eighth attorney to join the firm, but most recently he was a partner and head of the real estate practice at Munger Tolles & Olson LLP. There he represented institutional clients such as Oaktree Capital Management, Hines Interests and Tishman Speyer, who are also valued clients of Allen Matkins. He also handled significant civic projects including the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles in connection with the development of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

"It's great to have O'Malley back where he belongs. He's a terrific lawyer and a wonderful human being," adds Allen Matkins founding partner Michael L. Matkins. "He provides our superb clients with even more expertise and depth, and at the same time, he makes our own remarkable culture that much better."

Among many accolades throughout his career, most recently, O'Malley received the prestigious California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) award in 2016 and was named the 2015 Outstanding Real Estate Lawyer by the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is consistently ranked among the top real estate lawyers in California by Chambers & Partners USA, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in every edition since 1987 and is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

O'Malley received his B.A. from Stanford University, with distinction, and his J.D. from USC Gould School of Law. He frequently lectures in the areas of real property finance and development, portfolio acquisitions, land use, and debt restructuring related issues. 


Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California:  Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.  The firm's areas of focus include real estate, construction, land use, environmental and natural resources; corporate and securities, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and creditors' rights, joint ventures and tax; labor, employment and OSHA; and trials, litigation, risk management and alternative dispute resolution in all of these areas. For more information about Allen Matkins please visit