TIMOTHY A. TOSTA is the newest member of our Real Estate group and will concentrate his practice on procuring land use entitlements for some of California’s most complex development projects. A preeminent real estate authority in Bay Area development, Tim’s headline grabbing work includes advising on the Facebook Headquarters Project, the Menlo Gateway Project, the 10th & Market Project, which introduced high-rise housing into San Francisco’s Civic Center, and the conversion of a downtown furniture mart for office and technology use, which is now home to Twitter headquarters.
“Tim and his team are a great addition for Arent Fox,” said California Managing Partner Robert C. O’Brien. “Tim is one of the top land use lawyers in the country and he knows how to assist his clients in achieving their real estate development objectives. His innovative strategies and creative solutions for complex projects are precisely the type of service that Arent Fox provides clients in one of the firm’s signature practice areas.”
Previously a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge in San Francisco, Tim’s understanding of the fundamental needs and requirements of California’s communities has distinguished his work and enabled him to lead a wide variety of entitlement projects across California, including the five star Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, an exclusive Palm Springs residential/golf community, a major San Luis Obispo County shopping center, a rare Lake Tahoe interval ownership resort, a hilltop Malibu residential community, and a unique master plan for 10,000 acres on the Orange County coast. In addition, he recently implemented a strategy to improve relations between environmentalists and one of California’s leading technology companies. He is joined at Arent Fox by counsel Steve Atkinson and associate Frank R. Petrilli.
Tim’s work and career have been prominently featured in numerous books and publications including, From the Ground Up by Douglas Frantz, The American Lawyer, California Law Business, California Magazine, The California Executive, the Daily Journal, the California Lawyer and Super Lawyers magazine.
Chambers USA and Legal 500 consistently rate Arent Fox’s Real Estate practice for its “top-quality” talent and industry-leading capabilities across a broad range of sectors. With over 60 attorneys focused on the real estate industry, Arent Fox is recognized nationally for its work counseling capital investors, developers, owners, lenders, and REITs in real estate finance, joint venture, development, and acquisition and disposition matters on both an individual asset and portfolio basis.