About Sylvia

Sylvia Arostegui is a partner in the Real Estate group and brings deep real estate, business, finance, and project development experience in a wide variety of industries, including real estate, traditional and renewable energy, residential and commercial development, mixed-use development, hospitality, and healthcare.

In her real estate and project development practice, Sylvia assists developers, borrowers and lenders, landlords and tenants, and investors and landowners in the full spectrum of business, financial and commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition; disposition; project development and construction; ground, office and retail leases; easement and access agreements; title; site control; and construction contracts.

Sylvia’s significant financial and business services experience makes her a valued advisor in all aspects of financial and lending transactions and negotiation of business contracts, including construction financing, asset-based financing, seller financing, mezzanine financing, loan workouts, defeasances of loans and forbearances.

Sylvia has also assisted renewable energy project developers in all their real estate and project development needs.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Sylvia was a partner at Nossaman LLP (2012–2015), a senior associate at Trainor Fairbrook (2003–2012), and an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP (2000–2003).

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  • Representation of user in acquisition of 1,000,000-square-foot distribution center.
  • Representation of renewable energy development company in connection with the acquisition and development of several solar energy generation projects all over California.
  • Representation of contributors in UPREIT transactions with New York real estate investment trusts.
  • Representation of solar energy investor in connection with real estate and site control matters, including negotiating project purchase option agreements, ground leases, easements and ancillary project agreements, and title insurance policies for utility-scale, solar energy generation projects throughout the United States.
  • Representation of developer in acquisition and disposition of residential lots.
  • Representation of developers in acquisition of large shopping centers.
  • Representation of developer in leasing condominium office space.
  • Representation of developer in disposition of condominium office space.
  • Representation of developer in disposition of shopping center with environmental contamination.
  • Representation of developer in acquisition of large portfolio of restaurants.
  • Representation of borrower in financing of acreage in Napa.
  • Representation of borrower in hotel financing in Sacramento.
  • Representation of borrower in forbearance of multimillion-dollar credit facility.
  • Representation of borrower with a multimillion-dollar asset-based credit facility.
  • Representation of lenders with collateral trustee arrangements.
  • Representation of an NBA team in connection with small and local business contracting.
  • Representation of collateral trustee in stadium financing for an NFL team.
  • Representation of borrower with a $100 million mixed-collateral credit facility.
  • Representation of landlord in leasing prime retail space.
  • Representation of hospital in lease for a research facility.
  • Representation of hospital in asset acquisition.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Member, former Vice-Chair of Executive Committee, Real Property section, State Bar of California
  • Member, Real Property Advisory Committee, Continuing Education of the Bar (California)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Interval Ownership Association, Wyndham Resort, Kauai
  • Chapter Editor, Ground Lease Practice, California Commercial Leasing Series, CEB
  • Former Chair, Annual Real Property Retreat Subcommittee, State Bar of California
  • Listed in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 2017, 2020

Civic Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Sacramento Theatre Company
  • Member, Transportation Committee, Sacramento Metro Chamber
  • Member, Admissions Program, Georgetown University
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “What Out-of-State Buyers Should Know About California Real Estate Transfer Taxes (co-author),” Stoel Rives LLP, June 2023
  • “New Rent Control Legislation,” North State BIA Forward Planning Seminar, Sacramento, CA, March 2020
  • “Investing in Opportunity Zones,” North State BIA Forward Planning Seminar, Sacramento, CA, March 2019
  • “Recent Cases/Developments Affecting Project Agreements,” North State BIA Forward Planning Seminar, Sacramento, CA, February 2018
  • Is ‘as is’ really ‘as is’ in real estate contracts?Daily Journal of Commerce, October 2017
  • “Recent Cases and Developments Affecting Project-Related Agreements,” North State BIA Forward Planning Seminar, Sacramento, CA, February 2017
  • Implied Easements and Lessons for Landowners,” Law360, March 2015
  • “First Appellate District Court Expands Recorded Easement by Granting Implied License,” Nossaman LLP E-Alert, March 2015
  • “Defining Attorney Fee Enforceability in Illegal Contracts,” Law360, February 2015
  • “Is the Attorney’s Fees Clause Moot in an Illegal Contract? - Depends on Your Involvement, Explains First Appellate District Court,” Nossaman LLP E-Alert, February 2015
  • “Reprieve for Small Buildings - Commission Postpones AB 1103 Implementation to 2016,” Nossaman LLP E-Alert, January 2015
  • Caution to Landlords: California Nonwaiver Clauses Revisited,” Law360, January 2015
  • “What Every California Commercial Building Owner Needs to Know About the Impact of Contract Dates on Reporting Requirements Under AB 1103,” Nossaman LLP E-Alert, May 2014
  • “The Demise of Deficiency Judgment in Residential Loans,” Nossaman LLP E-Alert, November 2013

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