SAN FRANCISCO—Allen Matkins, the California-based full service real estate and business law firm, has hired real estate attorney Paul Nash in the San Francisco office. Nash joins Allen Matkins’ renowned Real Estate department.

Having spent most of his career practicing in the Bay Area, Nash has significant experience working with technology companies for which he has done leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and financing. Some notable clients he has assisted have included Dolby Laboratories, Square and Rocket Fuel. While he has drafted and negotiated hundreds of leases in the tech industry, he also helped secure a one million square foot warehouse lease for Williams-Sonoma. In addition to his work with commercial and retail leases, Paul is also well-versed in conducting title and survey due diligence, negotiating title policies, and drafting purchase and sale, financing and construction agreements.

“Paul brings with him a wealth of experience in real estate transactions and finance that add to Allen Matkins’ well-recognized practice in those areas,” said David Cooke, operating partner of Allen Matkins’ San Francisco office. “With his range of skills and experience, Paul is a welcome addition to the firm’s rapidly growing real estate group in San Francisco.” Allen Matkins has hired eight new lateral attorneys in the past year, in addition to the five law school graduates hired in the fall.

Before practicing law, Nash worked for a number of financial institutions including SourceOne Financial and Sterling Capital. He received his J.D. from the University of Utah and his undergraduate degree in business management (corporate finance) from Brigham Young University. Paul is an active member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, the Brigham Young University Management Society and the State Bar of California’s Real Property Section.

Allen Matkins real estate attorneys are widely recognized for their expertise in all manner of real estate transactions. Founded in 1977, the California-based law firm focuses on real estate for more than half its business.