Sara Ghalandari is Of Counsel in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Group.
Ms. Ghalandari’s practice encompasses a wide-array of land use/development matters and real estate transactions, including zoning, planning, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), public private partnerships, and matters regarding construction access, underpinning and shoring. The primary focus of her practice is the processing of entitlements for major real estate development projects in the Bay Area and throughout California, supervising the preparation and approval of environmental documentation, and negotiating transactional documents associated with land use, project development, and construction, including agreements between private and public entities. Ms. Ghalandari also advises institutional investors and lenders on land-use related matters.
Ms. Ghalandari successfully advises her clients on the complex regulatory and political issues impacting their projects to successfully achieve their goals. Such representation encompasses a wide-range of projects, including the redevelopment of large retail centers, mixed-use and multi-family developments, sports venues, office developments, large master planned communities, hotels, and historic rehabilitation projects. For example, she has represented her clients in the following matters:
Ms. Ghalandari earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was awarded the Prosser Prize, and her B.A. in Political Science with high honors from the University of California, Davis, where she was awarded a Regents Scholarship.
Ms. Ghalandari is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
University of California - Berkeley - 2010 Juris Doctor
University of California - Davis - 2006 Bachelor of Arts