Irv Hepner is of counsel in the firm’s Project Finance and Development Group in the Los Angeles office. With a deep background in corporate and real estate transactions, he focuses his practice on portfolio real estate acquisition, leasing, and development programs. In addition to his substantial practice in the renewable energy sector, Mr. Hepner has particular expertise in the real estate needs of the life sciences and defense industries, as well as airports and industrial facilities.
Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Hepner practiced at the Los Angeles office of a New York law firm for 14 years. Previously, he was the chief U.S. legal officer for Westfield Holdings Limited, an Australian public company that was the exclusive manager, developer, and advisor for Westfield America, Inc., a real estate investment trust then listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Westfield America is the second-largest owner of regional and super-regional shopping centers in the United States.
In his 18 years of private practice in New York before joining Westfield, Mr. Hepner represented a wide range of institutions and entrepreneurs involved in the acquisition, development, leasing, and financing of real estate and industrial projects.
Mr. Hepner graduated magna cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is admitted to practice in California.
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