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Henry Robert Stiepel

Henry Robert Stiepel

Practice areas:

Real Estate

About Me

Henry R. Stiepel represents owners, investors, asset managers, and corporate users in industrial and commercial real property sales, acquisitions, financing, development, and leasing. Mr. Stiepel has more than 28 years of extensive experience in actively negotiating the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of office, industrial, R&D and retail projects.


 


Mr. Stiepel’s experience includes the negotiation preparation and review of purchase contracts, leases, ground leases, construction documents, financing documents, easement agreements, management contracts, agreements with counties and municipalities and related development agreements.


 


Since 2005, Mr. Stiepel has been named one of “The Best Lawyers in America”, Real Estate Law. He has also received an A-V Peer rating from Martindale-Hubbel, the highest legal ability rating available. Mr. Stiepel has served on the Board of Directors of the U.C. Irvine Athletic Association and on the U.C. Irvine Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of the Arts, and the Executive Board of the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America.


 


Representative Transactions



  • Representation of landlord in negotiation of 108,000 combined square foot office and warehouse mixed use lease with international electronics manufacturer.

  • Representation of portfolio owner of commercial, industrial and retail projects in $20 million of multi-state refinancings.

  • Representation of landlord in connection with 86,000 commercial/industrial lease to aerospace industry manufacturer.

  • Representation of joint venture in connection with approximately $70 million of acquisitions of agricultural and dairy properties in California and Arizona.

  • Representation of developer in procurement of development rights for 500,000 square foot commercial and retail development, and subsequent parcelization and sale.

  • Representation of owner in connection with development agreement and related easement and municipal agreements for construction of 600,000 square foot office project.

  • Representation of master developer in connection with sale of tracts in 600 acre residential master planned project to residential builders.

  • Representation of seller in connection with sale of regional theater and five-star restaurant.

  • Representation of retail importer in connection with purchase of 148,000 square foot industrial building on contaminated land pending approval of seller-remediation by government agencies.

  • Representation of law firm in connection with 20,000 sf office space lease.

  • Representation of software developer in connection with 90,000 build-to-suit lease for headquarters space.

  • Representation of seller in connection with sale of 40,000 square foot building with historical designation.

  • Representation of Southern California municipality as outside special counsel in connection with purchase of contaminated property for regional transportation center pending environmental remediation by seller.


 

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Languages Spoken: English, German

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Real Estate: 100%
    34 years

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Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Garrett DeFrenza Stiepel Ryder LLP

3200 Bristol Street, Suite 850
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198102/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
U.S. News - Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers2015
Top Ranked Law Firms in U.S.Fortune Magazine2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
U.S. News - Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers2014
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
AVVO Top 100 AttorneysAVVO2013
Top Real Estate AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2013
Best Lawyers 2013US News & World Reports Best Lawyers 20132013
U.S. News - Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers2013
Metro’s Top Attorneys for 2013OC Register Metro2013
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
U.S. News - Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers2012
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers, Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV-Peer ratingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 AttorneysAVVO2012
Best LawyersUS News & World Reports Best Lawyers2012
Top 100 AttorneysAVVO2011
OC's Top LawyersOC Metro Magazine2011
Best Lawyer, Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2011
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Best LawyersUS News & World Reports Best Lawyers2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV-Peer ratingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV-Peer ratingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best Lawyers, Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2010
OC's Top LawyersOC Metro Magazine2010
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
COVER, Top Real Estate AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2009
Best Lawyers, Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2009
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV-Peer ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best Lawyers, Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2008
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV-Peer ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers, Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2007
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV-Peer ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2007
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2006
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV-Peer ratingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Best Lawyers, Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2006
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV-Peer ratingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2005
Best Lawyers, Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGarrett DeFrenza Stiepel Ryder LLP2002 - Present
PartnerPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP1993 - 2002
PartnerDrummy Garrett, LLP1982 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Boy Scouts of AmericaBoard of Directors2002 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1981 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
$20M Multi-State FinancingsSuccessfully Closed
600 Acre Residential DevelopmentSuccessfully Closed
$70M Joint Venture AcquisitionSuccessfully Closed

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of California at IrvineN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978