Cox, Castle & Nicholson Elects 4 Partners

Los Angeles-based law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP has elected Daniel M. Engler, Linda C. Klein, Cathy T. Moses and Jake Storms to partner, strengthening the firm’s already strong real estate expertise.

Engler’s practice focuses on the buying, selling, leasing and development of real property, including the residential,commercial, mixed-use, healthcare and renewable energy sectors. He joined the firm in 2012 and is a member of its San Francisco Real Estate and Renewable Energy Development team. Engler sits on NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter’s Government Affairs Committee, the Urban Land Institute’s San Francisco Sustainability Committee and the Bay Area Council’s Housing Committee. He graduated from from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and earned his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.

Klein focuses on land use entitlement and litigation, with extensive expertise in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), particularly in air quality and greenhouse gas issues. She is a member of the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) and the San Francisco chapter of Urban Land Institute, where she sits on the Policy & Practice Committee. She earned her Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, her Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture and bachelor’s degrees in art and art history and civil engineering from Rice University.

Moses joined the firm’s Litigation team as senior counsel in 2017. Her experience spans a wide range of business and real estate litigation matters, including business torts, contracts, partnership disputes and employment litigation. She serves on the board of directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange County. She graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of Michigan Law School and earned her bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Harvard University.

Storms has played a key role in the expansion of the firm’s renewable energy practice since joining in 2015. He also focuses on project development and the acquisition, disposition and development of real property for a variety of industries, including healthcare, conservation and mitigation lands and mixed-use projects. Previously, he sat on the advisory board for the California Environmental Law and Policy Center at the University of California, Davis School of Law as well as the Native American Resources and Renewable, Alternative and Distributed Energy Resources committees for the American Bar Association. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis School of Law.

Engler, Klein and Storms practice out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Moses is based in the firm’s Orange County office.

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