David Kanel Joins Miller Starr Regalia as Of Counsel in Firm’s Real Estate Transactional Dept

November 17, 2015 (Walnut Creek, CA) – Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for over 50 years, announced today that David L. Kanel is joining the firm’s Walnut Creek headquarters as Of Counsel in its real estate transactional department.


Kanel comes to MSR from the San Ramon, CA office of Trodella & Kanel LLP, where he was a partner with a focus on multi-location, multi-state real estate transactions, commercial/retail leasing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and complex contract negotiation. Prior to that, Kanel was Vice President and General Counsel for one of the largest restaurant franchise companies in the U.S.

“David brings to MSR both law firm and inside counsel real estate transactional experience,” said Anthony M. Leones, Miller Starr Regalia managing shareholder. “His knowledge of real estate, business transactions and finance make him such a good fit for our growing transactional department and of great benefit to our clients.”

MSR’s Transactional Practice Group works with clients involved in every aspect of the real estate industry, including leading international technology firms, national and regional retailers, shopping center developers, residential, retail, mixed-use, hospitality and industrial developers, banks and other financial institutions, management companies and real estate entrepreneurs. The Group handles the structuring and negotiating of complex transactions and due diligence investigations throughout the United States.

“I am delighted to take the next step in my career and join one of California’s elite real estate law firms,” said Kanel. “The combination of the firm’s transactional capabilities, and its leading land use, environmental and litigation practices, provides clients with full-service representation for their sophisticated real estate project transactions.”

Kanel received his B.A. from the University of California at San Diego and his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law (Magna Cum Laude, Law Review). He is admitted to practice in California.

About Miller Starr Regalia
Miller Starr Regalia has had a well-established reputation as a leading real estate law firm for more than fifty years. For nearly all that time, our firm has written Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 4th, a 12-volume encyclopedia on California real estate law. We call it “the Book.” The Book is the most widely used and judicially recognized real estate treatise in California and is cited by practicing attorneys and courts throughout the state. Our firm has expertise in all real property matters, including full-service litigation and dispute resolution services, transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, common interest development, construction, management, title insurance, environmental law, and redevelopment and land use. For more information, visit www.msrlegal.com.

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