Marika Rothfeld Joins Miller Starr Regalia as an Associate in The Firm’s Litigation Practice

Walnut Creek, CA (February 14, 2019) – Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, announced today that Marika Rothfeld is joining the firm’s Walnut Creek headquarters as a litigation associate.  

Prior to joining MSR, Rothfeld was a law clerk at Bay Area Legal Aid in Napa, where she focused on community property and estate planning issues. While a summer associate at Coombs & Dunlap, LLP in Napa, she worked on matters concerning real property, land use, and compliance with state and local regulations including winery use permits, Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the California Subdivision Map Act. In addition, she advised the St. Helena City Council on local issues pertaining to sustainability, community development, public utility programs, and zoning. She is also a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.

MSR’s Litigation Practice Group represents Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies, developers, homebuilders, financial institutions, title insurers, property owners and managers, retailers, media companies, manufacturers, REITs and smaller companies in a variety of matters related to business, real property, commercial, environmental, construction and insurance-related disputes. 

MSR is also known for its environmental litigation that includes land use, environmental compliance, water rights, toxic torts, endangered species and wetlands. The firm handles matters involving the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Clean Water Act.

“Marika is an excellent fit for our premier litigation department.  We enthusiastically welcome her to the firm,” said Ella K. Gower, Miller Starr Regalia’s managing shareholder. Rothfeld received her B.A. (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. During law school, she was an associate editor of the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. She is admitted to practice law 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 experience 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

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