Michael D. Kostecka


Michael D. Kostecka is a senior counsel in the Real Estate Department of the Los Angeles office where he has experience in the drafting and negotiation, on behalf of owners and developers, of architect's, engineering, general contractor and other agreements related to the construction development process; the drafting and negotiation, on behalf of landlords, of office, industrial and retail leases; and the drafting and negotiation, on behalf of both sellers and purchasers, of purchase and sale agreements along with the performance of certain due diligence review ancillary to the acquisition process.

Michael has drafted and negotiated leases on behalf of landlords holding an aggregate of more than 4.5 million rentable square feet of commercial and industrial space located in California, Utah and Washington. Michael has also represented developers in drafting and negotiating agreements with general contractors, architects, engineers, construction managers, and consultants on more than 50 construction projects located throughout California. Michael has also represented developers and property owners in more than $200 million of acquisitions and dispositions of commercial and industrial property located in California.

Michael has been a guest lecturer on construction and leasing law topics as part of University of Southern California's Master's in Real Estate Development program.


  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)


Michael received his B.S. from Santa Clara University in 2001 in political science, graduating cum laude and with honors. Prior to attending law school, Michael worked as an associate in the tax department of Arthur Andersen where he worked on a variety of tax compliance matters. Michael received his J.D. from Loyola Law School Los Angeles in 2006, where he graduated cum laude and 12th in his class. Michael is a member of the Order of the Coif and Saint Thomas More Honor Society.

Bar Admissions

  • California