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Ms. Chaney specializes in real estate law with an emphasis on financing, leasing, purchase and sale transactions and development. She is also a certified mediator, having trained with Orange County’s CSP (Community Service Programs) Dispute Resolution Services Program.


Ms. Chaney represents lenders and borrowers in the origination, restructuring and participation of acquisition, construction and mezzanine financing secured by various types of real property, including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, and mixed-use and multi-family properties. Ms. Chaney has experience representing both landlords and tenants in all aspects of office, retail and industrial leasing. In addition, Ms. Chaney has extensive experience drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts.


Before joining Garrett DeFrenza Stiepel Ryder LLP in July 2012, Ms. Chaney served as in-house counsel to Placentia Recycling Inc. Prior to her experience at Placentia Recycling, Ms. Chaney was an associate with Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York, where her practice focused on complex financing transactions, commercial leasing, and acquisitions and dispositions of real property. Ms. Chaney is admitted to practice in both New York and California.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
    10 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
    10 years
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    10 years
  4. Corporate: 15%
    10 years
  5. Mediation: 10%
    7 years


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Contact info

Garrett De Frenza Stiepel Ryder LLP

Pacific Arts Plaza
3200 Bristol Street, Suite 850
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626


NYCurrently registered 200703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
U.S. News - Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers2015
Top Ranked Law Firms in U.S.Fortune Magazine2015
U.S. News - Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers2014
U.S. News - Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers2013
U.S. News - Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateGarrett DeFrenza Stiepel Ryder LLP2012 - Present
In-House CounselPlacentia Recycling, Inc.2010 - 2012
AssociateHouser & Allison2010 - 2010
AssociateSchulte, Roth & Zabel LLP2006 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMediator2010 - Present
State Bar of New YorkMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of California - IrvineUndergraduateBA - Bachelor of Arts2002