Kevin Corbett ('80) joins Safarian Choi Bolstad's Los Angeles office as partner in the real estate practice group

09.09.13

Source: Safarian Choi Bolstad

Los Angeles, CA  – Safarian Choi Bolstad LLP, a full service law firm located in downtown Los Angeles, today announced the hire of new partner Kevin A. Corbett, a real estate transactional attorney with over three decades of experience handling complex real estate matters.  Corbett has an extensive commercial real estate background across a wide array of property types and locations throughout the United States.  He has handled complex transactions for some of the country’s most prominent investors and developers, while carving out a particular niche serving institutional and tax-exempt clients.

“We are extremely excited to have Kevin join the firm, especially in light of our shared history,” said Safarian Choi Bolstad Managing Partner Alex Choi, in announcing the hire. “Many members of our team have had the good fortune of working in the trenches with him and so we know that we are not only getting an exceptional talent, but one who can integrate seamlessly into the fold.”

Corbett joins the firm from the real estate group of the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where he been a partner for the past year.  He has also been a partner at both Locke Lord LLP andAllen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, as well as counsel at Mayer Brown LLP.  It was during his tenures at Allen Matkins and Mayer Brown that Corbett was introduced to, and frequently worked alongside, all three of Safarian Choi Bolstad’s named partners: Chris Safarian, Alex Choi and David Bolstad.  He has also worked with firm partner Jessica Pink while she was with both Allen Matkins and Mayer Brown.

“We started this firm to offer the very best of big firm talent, skill and training in a more accessible, flexible and creative format,” explained Managing Partner Chris Safarian. “By welcoming Kevin back into the mix, we are basically offering the exact same teams that worked so well together in the past but in a setting that is more cost effective and appropriate for the needs of so many of our clients. It’s a win-win all around.”

Prior to dedicating his career to client services, Corbett served as in-house counsel at CBRE Global Investors, formally known as CB Richard Ellis Investors, one of the world’s largest real estate investment services firms.   His 12 years as in-house counsel make him uniquely qualified to understand the needs of so many of Safarian Choi Bolstad’s clients who are currently in the same position.

The new hire announcement comes on the heels of Safarian Choi Bolstad’s other big move, a physical relocation to a spacious suite on Flower Street in downtown Los Angeles.  The need for more space certainly seemed inevitable, given the recent slew of hires that include not only Corbett, but the addition of Jerome Jauffret as a Labor and Employment and General Litigation Partner back in July, as well as David Bolstad, as the firm’s first Litigation Partner, earlier this year.

“The firm is absolutely growing and we are expanding into both new and well-tread territory as a result,” explained Alex Choi. “And while change can be daunting, great hires like Kevin make our trajectory feel so obviously positive, healthy and exciting.  A reminder that we are growing smart and in ways that can only benefit our clients moving forward.”
 
Corbett received his J.D. from Boston University and his M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Cornell University.
 
His official start date is September 9, 2013.
 
About Safarian Choi Bolstad LLP
 
Safarian Choi Bolstad LLP is a full service business law firm focused on general real estate transactions, financing transactions, business litigation and dispute resolution alternatives.  Founded by former “big firm” partners, managing partners Chris Safarian and Alex Choi, Safarian Choi Bolstad LLP was established to offer the sophisticated skills, knowledge and instincts obtained at large regional, national and multinational firms, but in a more flexible format that is creative, cost-effective and customized to meet individual client needs.  The firm is conveniently based in downtown Los Angeles and provides a wide range of legal services to businesses with interests throughout California.  More information about the firm and its attorneys can be found www.safarianchoi.com.