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Congrats to CMCP Member Allen Matkins' Minority and Women Attorney Recently Elected to Partnership

Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Congrats to CMCP Member Allen Matkins' Minority and
Women Attorneys Promoted To Partnership

New Partners Based in Firm’s San Diego and San Francisco Offices

SAN DIEGO – May 5, 2015 – Allen Matkins, a California-based full service real estate and business law firm, announced today that real estate attorney Anthony R. Burney in its San Francisco office and land use attorney Heather S. Riley in its San Diego office have been elected to the firm partnership. The election is effective as of July 1, 2015.

Anthony Burney's practice covers the full spectrum of transactional real estate, including leasing, financing, acquisitions and dispositions. He frequently drafts and negotiates office, retail and industrial leases for institutional and other regional landlords and has represented tenants in retail and office lease transactions throughout the West Coast. His finance practice includes the representation of lenders and borrowers in loan originations, loan assumptions, enforcing defaulted loans and the California foreclosure process. Anthony is a former board member of The Belden Club, a premier real estate professional association in San Francisco, and has been named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" the past two years.

Most recently, Anthony represented an institutional landlord client in connection with a 80,000 square foot industrial lease and option to purchase for warehouse space in Northern California. Anthony has also recently represented a San Francisco based real estate investment company in connection with 3 separate acquisitions and financings of retail shopping sites in the southern United States.


Heather Riley's practice involves a variety of land use and environmental matters, with a particular emphasis on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and writ litigation. She has experience with large and small-scale residential, commercial, mixed-use, educational and infrastructure development and redevelopment projects across California. Most recently, she helped Kilroy Realty secure entitlements for the One Paseo mixed-use project in San Diego. Other high-profile projects that Heather has worked on include the Gregory Canyon Landfill and the Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA). In addition to her land use and environmental practice, Heather’s experience includes endangered species, water and airport law matters.

The Building Industry Association of San Diego County recognized Heather as the "Builder Associate of the Year" in 2011, and she was named to San Diego Metro's 40 Under 40 list in 2013. In 2015, Heather was named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" and included in San Diego Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" list In December of this year, Heather will be sworn in as the 2016 President of the San Diego County Bar Association, the region’s oldest and largest law related organization.


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


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