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Procopio Continues Expansion of Real Estate & Environmental Team

San Diego, CA - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has added Of Counsel attorneys Michael Lyon and Evelyn Heidelberg to the firm's real estate and environmental team.

Michael Lyon is a real estate transactional attorney and a founding partner of the San Diego law firm of Hilding Kipnis Lyon & Kelly. Mr. Lyon handles a wide range of real estate matters involving commercial, retail, industrial and mixed - use projects and for over 20 years has counseled lenders, developers, investors, government agencies, and national and regional retailers on contract, financing, leasing and development issues. He will be based in Procopio’s Carlsbad office.

“My practice has really expanded in recent years,” said Lyon. “I’m thrilled to have a platform like Procopio to give my clients the broad range of quality services they deserve.”

Evelyn Heidelberg, joined Procopio from the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, LLP in 2004. Her practice focuses on all aspects of environmental and land use law including litigation under state and federal law, including the California Environmental Quality Act, Proposition 65, the Coastal Act, and laws governing air quality, water quality, and endangered species. She also represents developers in obtaining a broad range of local and state land use entitlements.

“We’ve surprised many people with the recent growth of our intellectual property and business practice. These top-drawer acquisitions should surprise no one, in that Procopio has been a recognized leader in the real estate field for decades,” said Tom Turner, Procopio’s managing partner.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is one of the oldest and largest law firms in the region, with offices in downtown San Diego and Carlsbad. The firm’s 80 attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to businesses and their principals in a wide range of practice areas including: mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, financing, international business, tax, financial services, intellectual property, real estate, construction, land use, environmental law, litigation, estate planning, employment and benefits and insolvency. Procopio's clients include: Qualcomm, GMS Realty, Fairfield Residential, The Morgan Group, Swinerton Builders, WD-40, Discovery Partners International, Sunrise Medical, AMCC, Bio-Hydration Research Labs, Forward Ventures, Union Bank of California, Kyocera, Ericsson Wireless Communications Inc., Hamilton Apex Ventures, and The Junior Seau Foundation.