10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Paul Rohrer represents governmental entities, nonprofit educational institutions, healthcare providers, developers and other property owners in land use and entitlement matters and in the acquisition, sale, optioning and ground leasing of real property. He has extensive experience negotiating and drafting various land use and real estate agreements, including joint development agreements, owner participation agreements and construction-related agreements.
Mr. Rohrer has also led real estate due diligence teams in the review and analysis of existing agreements (such as leases, licenses and easements) and matters of record affecting properties to be acquired, as well as the evaluation of existing zoning and permitting and future opportunities for expanded entitlements.
Mr. Rohrer has worked extensively with public/private transactions, air-rights transfers and the creation of special use districts for signage. He has appeared in front of city councils, planning and architectural commissions and community redevelopment agency boards in support of his clients’ projects. He works with government officials, private parties and nonprofit entities to create economically and socially viable development solutions.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Rohrer worked for 15 years in nearly every area of the real estate industry, and his business experience provides background and texture to his law practice.
Obtained entitlements, including transferable air rights, for two high-rise towers and a mid-rise loft building in downtown Los Angeles.
Worked to establish a special use district for signage in downtown Los Angeles.
Entitled land for the expansion of facilities on an existing educational campus.
Negotiated and drafted a joint development agreement between a governmental entity and a private developer.
Negotiated and drafted a long-term ground lease and supporting documentation between a governmental entity and a private developer.
Worked to create and entitle a college master plan.
- Speaker, 2011 Conference on Academic Workforce Housing, Irvine Campus Housing Authority, Pomona, California (May 20, 2011)
- Author, Uncertainties Ahead for Some Development Projects, The Daily Journal (February 1, 2011)
- Author, Proposal to Eliminate Redevelopment Agencies Creates Uncertainties for Some California Projects, Real Estate and Land Use Newsletter (January 14, 2011)
- Author, California Court of Appeal Limits Mandatory Inclusionary-Housing Rule, California Real Estate Journal (August 31, 2009)
- Author, California Affordable Housing: A Narrowed Invalidation of the Los Angeles Density Bonus Ordinance, Real Estate and Land Use Newsletter (June 18, 2009)
- Panelist, “BILLBOARD WARS: Signs and the Urban Streetscape,” Westside Urban Forum, Los Angeles, California (March 20, 2009)
- Member, Board of Directors & Advisors, Westside Urban Forum
- Executive Committee Member, Central City Association
- Named in "Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business," in California Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, (2012 edition)
- Named in "Southern California Super Lawyers" in Real Estate and Land Use/Zoning, a Thomson Reuters business (2013)
- Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, Los Angeles magazine (2012)
Yale Law School, J.D., 2002,
Coker Fellow, Tercentennial DeVane Fellow, Book Review Editor, Yale Journal of International Law, Founder, Brazil Linkage Program
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1999, summa cum laude, College Honors, University Honors
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit