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Real Estate Law – Luce Forward Ranked Third Among California Law Firms

SAN DIEGO (May 13, 2009) – Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a prominent California law firm, was recently ranked the third largest major real estate law firm in California by the California Real Estate Journal. California Real Estate Journal is the number one news source for the state’s commercial real estate industry. The rankings are based on the number of real estate attorneys in each firm as of January 2009.

“Our real estate practice is one of the most comprehensive in the state,” said Partner Clint Callan, who leads Luce Forward’s transactional real estate practice group. “Because of the breadth and depth of our real estate practice and the talented attorneys who contribute to its success, we are able to handle every aspect of a project, from acquisition to disposition.”

Luce Forward has 83 attorneys in its real estate transactional and real estate litigation practice groups, 38 of which are partners. The firm specializes in representing developers, owners and lenders in major commercial and residential real estate developments throughout California and across the nation. Projects include major office buildings, luxury hotels, and industrial buildings, as well as retail shopping centers, master-planned residential communities and large high-rise buildings in major cities.

Because of Luce Forward’s practical experience in real estate, financing, securities, tax and bankruptcy, it is also heavily involved in helping its clients maximize the value of troubled assets. The attorneys in the firm’s Distressed Real Estate Asset practice group understand the complicated legal issues involved and have experience in handling all aspects of troubled real estate.

“Real estate transactions and financing have always been and continue to be mainstays of our firm,” said Kurt L. Kicklighter, Managing Partner of Luce Forward. “Our attorneys have built a strong reputation for our real estate practice, which continues, despite the economy, to expand throughout the state.”

Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Orange County and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit www.luce.com.

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