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Andrew Starrels
USC Gould School of Law

Andrew Starrels

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 16, 2022

Andrew J. Starrels is an attorney in Holland & Knight LLP's Century City and Los Angeles offices and a member of the firm's West Coast land use and environmental group. Starrels focuses his transactional practice on issues surrounding the development and operation of real estate. His practice includes entitlements, zoning analyses and securing land use approvals for all manner of development projects, in addition to the documentation and closing of acquisition, disposition, finance and leasing transactions, as well as questions related to property operations, compliance and permitting issues. His clients include developers and property owners on an institutional as well as individual scale, and lenders, investors and agents.

Starrels has spent three decades navigating the transactional and regulatory challenges pertinent to real estate development and investment from the perspectives of private practice as well as in-house and business roles. He served as the general counsel of a prominent Southern California real estate development company, as well as the principal of his own law firm and real estate consulting company, in addition to national real estate investment companies and law firms. Starrels has overseen the development and entitlement of multifamily, mixed-use and office developments, and directed property and asset management functions nationwide. He has supervised evaluative and diligence assessments of individual assets, development platforms, property portfolios and real estate related management and operating companies, including hospitality and transportation assets and several professional sports franchises. His experience includes site evaluation, feasibility analysis, due diligence, repositioning and renovation plans, loan structuring, construction management and supervision, development and operations.


Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance
September 25, 2023
Re: Jonathan Barnett

Jonathan Barnett wrote an op-ed piece, based on his forthcoming paper to be published in the University of Chicago Business Law Review, about antitrust regulations and the effects it has on merger review processes. "This inquiry raises serious concerns that legislators and regulators have embarked on a course of action that has an insufficient factual foundation in the digital markets on which competition policymakers have focused," Barnett wrote.


Jonathan Barnett
August, 2023

"Killer Acquisitions Reexamined: Economic Hyperbole in the Age of Populist Antitrust," University of Chicago Business Law Review.

Robin Craig
August, 2023

Robin Craig's article, "The Regulatory Shifting Baseline Syndrome: Vaccines, Generational Amnesia, and the Shifting Perception of Risk in Public Law Regimes," 21 Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics 1-60 (July 2022), was featured in The Regulatory Review on August 31, 2023.

Edward McCaffery
August, 2023

"The Paradox of Taxing the Rich," Florida Tax Review (Forthcoming, Fall 2023).