Allen Matkins Welcomes Back Real Estate Attorney Michael Kostecka as Partner

LOS ANGELES–Allen Matkins, a California-based, full-service real estate and business law firm, announced today the return of partner Michael (Mike) Kostecka to its Los Angeles office. Mike was an associate at Allen Matkins from 2006-2012 and senior counsel from 2012-2014. His practice encompasses a broad range of real estate and construction transactions, including advising landlord and tenant clients in structuring, negotiating, and drafting commercial real estate and ground leases of all types of real estate assets; purchase and sale agreements; advising commercial property owners, architects, engineers, and contractors in the negotiation and drafting of design, engineering, consulting, and construction of significant commercial real estate projects; and managing all aspects of joint venture and preferred equity investment transactions for real estate investment firm clients.

“Mike’s wide breadth of real estate and construction experience, in addition to his familiarity with Allen Matkins and its attorneys, makes him a perfect fit for our nationally recognized and robust Real Estate Group,” says Allen Matkins partner Neil N. Gluck, head of the firm’s Los Angeles Real Estate Department. “We welcome back Mike with open arms and look forward giving him a platform and the resources Allen Matkins boasts to help him continue to grow his already successful and flourishing practice.”

Mike sees his return to Allen Matkins as an opportunity to work with attorneys who helped launch his career and leverage the resources the firm provides to better serve his existing clients and expand his client roster. Over his 15-year career, Mike has negotiated thousands of commercial real estate leasing, purchase and sale and construction transactions, from representing small investors purchasing a boutique hotel out of a receivership to helping a Fortune 500 company lease hundreds of thousands of square feet in office space. Some high-profile matter Mike has worked on recently include representing a global REIT in the disposition of over 100 hotels through a complex auction bidding system and representing the University of Southern California in the negotiation of the construction contract to add the South Tower at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Mike received his bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude, from Santa Clara University and his J.D. from Loyola Law School where he graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif and ranked 12th out of 421 students in his graduating class. Prior to rejoining Allen Matkins, Mike was a partner at the real estate and litigation boutique law firm of Safarian Choi & Bolstad LLP in Los Angeles.


Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with more than 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco. The firm’s areas of focus include real estate, construction, land use, and environmental and natural resources; corporate and securities, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and creditors’ rights, joint ventures, and tax; labor and employment; and trials, litigation, risk management, and alternative dispute resolution in all of these areas.