Lydia W. Wu

Of Counsel
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Real Estate

Acquisitions & Dispositions

  • Represented a real estate investment company based in North Carolina, in the disposition of an industrial property valued at $2.5 million in Los Angeles County, which included handling of lis pendens issues.
  • Counseled a major insurance company in connection with the acquisition of several office buildings in Westlake Village and Fresno, CA and Oklahoma City, OK, including extensive title review and negotiations related to parking agreements and mineral rights issues, sale-lease back issues and a 1031 exchange.
  • Represented seller of a multimillion-dollar warehouse facility in Carson, CA; the transaction involved significant environmental issues that required extensive post-closing monitoring and clean-up covenants.
  • Represented Trammell Crow Company in connection with the acquisition of several properties in California for their newly formed real estate fund.
  • Advised Pacific Rim Investment Group in the sale of several parcels of entitled land in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Represented an individual investor in the formation of a tenancy-in-common in connection with the entitlement and sale of a crown jewel property located in Newport Beach, CA.

Hospitality

  • Represented a subsidiary of Starwood Vacation Ownership Inc. in connection with the purchase of land and development of a Westin hotel and resort in Palm Desert, CA
  • Served as counsel to Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts in the development and sale of fractional interests in four resorts known as Residence Clubs located in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Jackson Hole, WY; and Punta Minta, Mexico.
  • Represented hotel owners in Napa Valley, CA in the formation of a joint venture with a real estate investor in connection with their plan to convert the hotel into a fractional/timeshare project.

Leases

  • Acted on behalf of a landlord, a global pharmaceutical company, in connection with leases and subleases in California.
  • Represented a professional services client, as tenant, in connection with leases in Orange County, CA.
  • Counseled Shell Oil Company (and Equilon/Equiva) in connection with several lease transactions with owners of gas stations and other real estate assets.  Also represented Shell in connection with licenses, access agreements, easements and signage rights over adjacent properties.
  • Advised and guided a national tenant for the lease of a technology and engineering center in a large office complex in San Dimas, CA