Joan H. Story

Joan H. Story is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s San Francisco office and formerly a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Story’s practice emphasizes real estate investment, financing and leasing transactions. Her clients include developers, institutional and foreign investors, corporate real estate users, pension funds and pension fund advisors and lenders. Her experience encompasses land acquisition and development, construction, permanent and tax-exempt financings, joint venture and limited liability entity formation, acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, leasing and other portfolio management issues, as well as loan and partnership workouts. She has developed a particular expertise in the hospitality area and in the structuring of Islamic investment in US real estate.

Ms. Story's clients include DHL Express, for whom she handles leasing, facilities development and related financing matters throughout the United States; Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Co. in connection with its California and Washington winery and vineyard properties; MacArthur Transit Community Partners, the developer of a 624 residential unit transit village; and Chevalier International Holdings, Ltd. in connection with its investment in assisted living facilities throughout the United States.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Finance, 2) Real Estate Lending, 3) Real Estate, 4) Land Use, 5) and Environmental, 6) Commercial Leasing, 7) Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions and 8) Real Estate Development
Law School University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D., 1977)
Education University of California, Los Angeles (M.A.,1967);Occidental College (A.B., 1965)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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