Tonissa M. Chaney
Ms. Chaney specializes in real estate law with an emphasis on financing, leasing, purchase and sale transactions and development. She is also a certified mediator, having trained with Orange County’s CSP (Community Service Programs) Dispute Resolution Services Program.
Ms. Chaney represents lenders and borrowers in the origination, restructuring and participation of acquisition, construction and mezzanine financing secured by various types of real property, including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, and mixed-use and multi-family properties. Ms. Chaney has experience representing both landlords and tenants in all aspects of office, retail and industrial leasing. In addition, Ms. Chaney has extensive experience drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts.
Before joining Garrett DeFrenza Stiepel Ryder LLP in July 2012, Ms. Chaney served as in-house counsel to Placentia Recycling Inc. Prior to her experience at Placentia Recycling, Ms. Chaney was an associate with Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York, where her practice focused on complex financing transactions, commercial leasing, and acquisitions and dispositions of real property. Ms. Chaney is admitted to practice in both New York and California.
J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2006
B.A., University of California, Irvine, 2002
State Bar of New York
State Bar of California