Overview

Andrea Najor has more than 17 years of experience in litigation and transactional matters derived from extensive in-house and law firm work, most recently serving as a Corporate Counsel to T-Mobile, engineering and operations division.  Prior to her legal practice, she worked in commercial real estate and finance in Southern California and the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. 

Andrea has represented public entities, their officials and employees in actions involving civil rights violations, torts, employment disputes, medical malpractice, and dangerous conditions of public property.  She has practiced in both federal and state courts and has handled all phases of litigation, routinely drafting and arguing winning complex motions, including summary judgment motions.  Additionally, she has successfully negotiated multi-million dollar demands down to less than fifty thousand dollars. 

Leveraging her litigation, real estate and public entity background, Andrea’s practice focuses on representing public and private clients on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, real estate acquisitions, and valuation matters throughout California.

Andrea has extensive experience in leasing and construction contracts for commercial, retail, offices, telecommunication facilities and towers, and industrial spaces throughout California and nationwide.  Additionally, she has successfully negotiated with state and local regulatory and permitting agencies to obtain conditional use permits, rezoning and permitting variances amidst adversarial social and environmental activism on behalf of her clients, and routinely resolves complex landlord-tenant disputes prior to litigation.  In her litigation work she has represented public entities, their officials and employees in disputed matters ranging from tortious violations to dealing with real estate property.

Experience

Experience

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  Member of the team representing Metro with property acquisitions necessary for the $6+ billion Westside Subway Extension Project (Purple Line), a 9-mile rail line with seven stations, which involve passenger rail lines running through dense, urban areas of Los Angeles.

San Diego Association of Governments.  Member of the team representing SANDAG with property acquisitions for the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, a $1.7 billion, 11-mile trolley line extension from downtown San Diego to University City. 

San Bernardino County Transportation Commission.  Member of the team acquiring properties for the Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project/San Bernardino Transit Center and the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, which projects will combine to provide a 10-mile extension of Metrolink rail service in the Inland Empire.

Portola Hotel & Spa v. City of Monterey.  Member of the team that represented owners of the Portola Hotel & Spa with an inverse condemnation and land use / zoning lawsuit related to the City of Monterey’s $60 million conference center renovation and its attempted changes to surrounding land uses. The matter settled shortly before trial for well in excess of $3 million in total consideration, plus the restoration of significant property rights valued at over $10 million.

Various Real Estate Clients.  Responsible for representing landlord and tenants in all aspects of leasing matters; forming corporate entities and drafting corporate governance documents for real estate developer clients.

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Association of Workplace Investigators, Member

Minority Affinity Group Committee, Member

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