LOS ANGELES (August 17, 2023) — Three Harvest LLP attorneys were recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers®. Partner Fernando Landa and Partner/General Counsel Jamie Altman Buggy were listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation – Real Estate in San Diego, and Senior Counsel Stephanie Sweat was listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Environmental Law and Real Estate Law in Los Angeles.
For four decades, Best Lawyers® has become considered the country's most respected and reliable source for legal referrals. Its rigorous methodology – including an exhaustive peer-review survey process – has earned it a reputation as the industry’s guide to legal excellence. Now in its 30th publication, the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes 76,270 attorneys – around 5% of all attorneys in the nation – in 204 metropolitan areas. This year's edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America – which highlights the brightest rising legal talent who are in their fifth though tenth years of practice – listed 25,333 attorneys across 199 metropolitan areas.
A founding partner of Harvest, Landa represents public real estate investment trusts, private equity funds, institutional investors and entrepreneurial developers in a variety of commercial real estate transactions. He has broad expertise working on large deals across the country and spanning the asset spectrum, including office, industrial, life science, hospitality, retail and mixed-use assets. In addition, Landa possesses a unique expertise in distressed real estate workouts and the sale of commercial real estate assets through the judicial process.
Buggy, a partner in Harvest's San Diego office and the firm's General Counsel, has broad experience in all types of real estate disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, insurance coverage, partnership disputes, and breach of fiduciary duty. Her experience also includes serving both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy matters, guiding them through the complicated process to a favorable outcome. She represents publicly traded REITS, institutional landlords, and private equity groups with their litigation needs, and specializes in landlord-tenant disputes.
Sweat, who is a Senior Counsel in the firm's Los Angeles office, has built relationships with clients across the real estate industry through her representation of a range of clients, from investors to tenants to developers. She specializes in the negotiation of leases, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and a variety of financing transactions including mezzanine and mortgage loans.
Harvest LLP is a premier commercial real estate firm practicing across the United States. Experts in their field, Harvest attorneys are grounded in experience, vision, integrity, authenticity and determination. The firm is a team of attorneys and legal professionals who are also business advocates, helping clients solve problems, maximize negotiation leverage, build momentum, grow relationships and bring deals to a successful close. Harvest's practice areas cover the commercial real estate spectrum, and include purchase and sale, commercial leasing, construction and development, finance and joint venture work, land use, litigation and dispute resolution, workouts, and hotel and property management. Learn more at www.harvestllp.com.