PALO ALTO, California, October 13, 2011 – Seasoned commercial real estate attorneys Scott Rogers and Ted Klaassen have joined the Palo Alto office of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, one of California’s oldest and largest full-service law firms.
With the addition of Rogers and Klaassen, Rutan now provides Bay Area clients with legal representation in all aspects of complex commercial real estate matters. “We now have the capability to handle our clients’ real estate needs from start to finish,” said Bill Eliopoulos, Palo Alto office Managing Partner, “we now have Palo Alto-based attorneys who can take a client from raw land through finance, construction, leasing and sale and have created a one-stop shop for our real estate clients.”
In addition to Roger’s and Klaassen’s transactional expertise, Rutan’s Palo Alto office has attorneys who specialize in development entitlements, political lobbying, finance, complex construction, and real estate litigation.
Rogers brings 30 years of experience with a wide array of commercial real estate projects representing both institutional and private interests in transactional and litigation matters. His expertise includes all aspects of real estate investment including acquisition, development, financing, management, leasing, and disposition. Rogers’ representation of lenders includes loan origination and loan enforcement matters including workouts, foreclosures, collection actions, note sales, REO dispositions and co-lender issues.
Klaassen represents developers, investors, corporations and institutional clients in a broad array of real estate transactional and litigation matters. His transactional experience includes acquisition and disposition, development, redevelopment, construction, title review, leasing and workouts. As a trial lawyer, Klaassen has court and jury trial experience in both state and federal courts, and often counsels his real estate clients through pre-litigation dispute resolution.
“We welcome Scott and Ted aboard and are confident that their expertise and excellent reputation in the legal community will make them valuable additions to our Palo Alto and Orange County offices,” said Ski Harrison, Rutan’s managing partner.
About Rutan & Tucker LLP
Rutan & Tucker is the largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California with offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto. Primary practice areas include corporate and securities law, business and real estate litigation, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, government and regulatory law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.