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Noel Nellis

Noel W. Nellis

Adjunct Professor
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:30-4 p.m. F522


AB, UC Berkeley
JD, UC Berkeley

Positions Held

1996 - present, Partner, Orrick , Herrington & Sutcliffe Law Firm, San Francisco
1972 - 1996, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
1966 - 1972, Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP

External Service and Assignments

  • Member: American College of Real Estate Lawyers; American Bar Association; Anglo-American Real Property Institute; American College of Mortgage Attorneys; Urban Land Institute; Lambda Alpha National Land Economics Society; National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts; Pension Real Estate Association; Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Boalt Hall Alumni Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees of UC Berkeley
  • President, Board of Trustees of the University Art Museum, UC Berkeley
  • Assistant Editor, California Real Estate Law Reporter

Current Research and Interests

  • Lecturer and panelist on professional and real estate industry programs
  • Author of numerous articles on a variety of real estate law topics with emphasis on realty joint ventures, leasing transactions, the legal aspects of investments in real estate by pension funds and foreign investors, and REITs.


  • Top Down Law, MBA295T

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