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Misty Sanford

Misty Sanford is a partner in the Real Estate Department in Willkie's Los Angeles office, where she serves as Chair, Real Estate – West Coast. Her sophisticated and broad-based real estate transactional practice involves all aspects of real estate, with an emphasis on public/private partnerships (PPPs), complex mixed-use developments, purchase and sale, finance, joint ventures, environmental issues, land use, leasing and workouts, which allows her to assist with the full lifecycle of real estate assets.


Whether leading transformational real estate transactions or creating innovative diversity programs, Ms. Sanford is a mover and shaker in real estate law and the legal community. Ms. Sanford's work includes representation of some of the world's leading institutional investors, private equity firms, developers, multinational corporations, REITs, foundations, non-profits and individual entrepreneurs. Clients turn to her with their most complex transactions. She regularly advises clients on the risk allocation and due diligence areas of all types of real property developments and transactions.


Her pro bono practice has included representation of park development, homelessness and affordable housing organizations such as Skid Row Housing Trust, the Downtown Women's Center, T.R.U.S.T. South LA and the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation.