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Steven Sunshine is a Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paiser, LLP, one of the 30 largest law firms in the world, with more than 1,200 lawyers in 30 cities on three continents.

Mr. Sunshine has served in the leadership of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner for many years. For over eleven years, Mr. Sunshine served as a member of the Management Committee of the firm, which manages worldwide operations, and has also served on its Board of Directors.

Steven Sunshine’s practice focuses on the needs of ultra-high net worth owners and developers of real estate, and provides advice to family offices connected to the real estate industry. His experience includes development and leasing of high-rise office buildings, industrial buildings, retail space, restaurants and movie theaters.

Practices

Representative Experience

  • Acquisition and development of real property/purchase and sale of real property: Mr. Sunshine has been involved with retail, office and industrial real estate development. He is experienced in purchase and sale agreements, escrow instructions, title insurance issues, construction contracts and loan documentation review and negotiation. Real estate clients include The Fritz Duda Company, The Irvine Company, Burke Commercial Development, Inc., Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Resco Self Storage, LA Fitness, Pouch Self Storage and Rhodes Development Company.
  • Lease negotiation and drafting: Mr. Sunshine has negotiated and drafted more than 200 leases with a particular emphasis in representing developers and owners. His experience in leasing includes high-rise office building leases, industrial buildings and retail space, restaurants and movie theaters.
  • Business transactions: For several years Mr. Sunshine served as outside general counsel to Edwards Theatres Circuit, Inc., at the time the largest motion picture theater exhibition chain in the Western United States and was lead counsel in the reorganization of the Company and eventual sale to Regal Cinemas.  Mr. Sunshine’s business clients include Bristol Park Medical Group, Inc., Sperry Van Ness International, Inc., C&E Vision Group, Video Applications, World Stage Entertainment, Hammond Securities LLC, Steadfast Properties and William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc.

Steven Sunshine’s practice focuses exclusively on real estate and transactional law. He represents real estate developers/owners and institutional lenders. During the early years of his practice, he was a trial lawyer specializing in real estate and commercial litigation and has served as lead trial counsel in more than 50 trials, including trials in United States Federal Court, California Superior Court and California Municipal Court. Mr. Sunshine has been involved with retail, office and industrial real estate development in transactions involving more than $500 million. He is experienced in purchase and sale agreements, escrow instructions, title insurance issues, construction contracts and loan documentation review and negotiation. Mr. Sunshine has negotiated and drafted more than 200 leases involving an aggregate of more than 500,000 square feet of space. His experience in leasing includes high-rise office building leases, industrial buildings and retail space, restaurants and movie theaters. Mr. Sunshine has represented both borrowers and institutional lenders in the negotiation and drafting of construction and permanent real estate secured loans. Mr. Sunshine has represented both borrowers and institutional lenders in the negotiation of workouts with respect to construction and permanent real estate secured loans.

Select Representations

  • Acquisition and development of real property/purchase and sale of real property: Mr. Sunshine has been involved with retail, office and industrial real estate development. He is experienced in purchase and sale agreements, escrow instructions, title insurance issues, construction contracts and loan documentation review and negotiation. Real estate clients include The Fritz Duda Company, The Irvine Company, Burke Commercial Development, Inc., Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Resco Self Storage, LA Fitness, Pouch Self Storage and Rhodes Development Company.
  • Lease negotiation and drafting: Mr. Sunshine has negotiated and drafted more than 200 leases with a particular emphasis in representing developers and owners. His experience in leasing includes high-rise office building leases, industrial buildings and retail space, restaurants and movie theaters.
  • Business transactions: For several years Mr. Sunshine served as outside general counsel to Edwards Theatres Circuit, Inc., at the time the largest motion picture theater exhibition chain in the Western United States and was lead counsel in the reorganization of the Company and eventual sale to Regal Cinemas.  Mr. Sunshine’s business clients include Bristol Park Medical Group, Inc., Sperry Van Ness International, Inc., C&E Vision Group, Video Applications, World Stage Entertainment, Hammond Securities LLC, Steadfast Properties and William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc.

Bar and Court Admissions

California, 1976

Education

University of California-Los Angeles, J.D., 1976

University of California-Los Angeles, A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

Practices

Representative Experience

  • Acquisition and development of real property/purchase and sale of real property: Mr. Sunshine has been involved with retail, office and industrial real estate development. He is experienced in purchase and sale agreements, escrow instructions, title insurance issues, construction contracts and loan documentation review and negotiation. Real estate clients include The Fritz Duda Company, The Irvine Company, Burke Commercial Development, Inc., Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Resco Self Storage, LA Fitness, Pouch Self Storage and Rhodes Development Company.
  • Lease negotiation and drafting: Mr. Sunshine has negotiated and drafted more than 200 leases with a particular emphasis in representing developers and owners. His experience in leasing includes high-rise office building leases, industrial buildings and retail space, restaurants and movie theaters.
  • Business transactions: For several years Mr. Sunshine served as outside general counsel to Edwards Theatres Circuit, Inc., at the time the largest motion picture theater exhibition chain in the Western United States and was lead counsel in the reorganization of the Company and eventual sale to Regal Cinemas.  Mr. Sunshine’s business clients include Bristol Park Medical Group, Inc., Sperry Van Ness International, Inc., C&E Vision Group, Video Applications, World Stage Entertainment, Hammond Securities LLC, Steadfast Properties and William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc.