Michael A. Kvarme

Shareholder


Sacramento

916.558.6081

Mike is a shareholder that concentrates on a transaction-based real estate, finance, and business planning practice.

Guiding innocent passengers down some of the world’s most thrilling whitewater seems like an improbable training ground for a lawyer. For Mike Kvarme, it encapsulated many of the skill sets required of an attorney.

“Navigating a treacherous stretch of the river requires analysis of the obstacles and risk, proper planning and examining contingencies, and ultimately impeccable execution,” Mike notes. The same skills are required in the more sedate and intellectually demanding practice of law.

Mike was the managing shareholder of the firm from 2010 through 2017. Clients and peers have confirmed Mike’s skill and success in recognition as one of the Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers (Real Estate and Business Counseling), Best Lawyer (Real Estate), and Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer (Land Use and Zoning). He has frequently chosen to write and lecture for the California Continuing Education of the Bar and other organizations.

Mike has been privileged to work on a number of significant projects in his career.

  • Sale of 621 Capitol Mall, a major trophy office building in Sacramento
  • Sale to the developer of the Amazon warehouse facility in Metro Air Park
  • Formation of the joint venture for the long-awaited development of the 800 Block of K Street
  • Formation of the development group for and acquisition of the remaining 1400 residential lots in Twelve Bridges
  • Tax-exempt financing for B Street Theatre
  • Formation of the development entity for and acquisition of 10 office buildings on University Avenue from Hines
  • Lead counsel for the redevelopment of McClellan Air Force Base into one of the most successful military-based conversions in the country
  • Billions of dollars in financing projects for lenders and borrowers
  • Development of Esquire Plaza, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Rotunda Building (Sacramento), Residence Inn and Condominiums (Sacramento), CalSTRS office building, and more
  • Master-planned developments, planning unit developments, mixed-use projects, and residential communities

State Bar of California, Business Law and Real Property Law Sections
Member

State Bar of California, Real Estate Law Consulting Group
Member (1996-2006)

Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
Member

Association of Commercial Real Estate
Member

Lambda Alpha
Member

Meritas, Sacramento
Member

Awards

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015-2016- Mergers and Acquisitions

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015-2020 – Real Estate, Business & Corporate

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2020, 2021 – Real Estate

Best Lawyers in America©, 2012-2023, Real Estate Law

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” 2012-2015, Real Estate Law, Sacramento

Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar- 2014-2018

Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers, 2013 and 2014

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2004-2022

AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

J.D., University of California, Davis, 1979
Editor–in–Chief, U.C. Davis Law Review

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1976

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