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Kyla Chin is a partner with the firm, specializing in commercial leasing transactions. Representing both local and national developers and institutional owners of real property, as well as tenants, she has drafted and negotiated thousands of office, industrial and retail leases and related real estate documents, such as licenses, property management, parking leases and licenses and listing agreements, for properties located throughout the United States. She advises clients on a wide variety of asset management issues, including lease structuring, tenant improvements, operational, and property management matters. She enjoys counseling clients, taking into account both legal considerations and business practicalities, and working in partnership with clients to complete deals both efficiently and effectively. Prior to joining SSL Law Firm, she practiced in the real estate group of Morrison Foerster, where she represented domestic and international clients in a variety of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of commercial properties and finance transactions.

Representative clients include AEW Capital Management, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Equity Office Properties, and Equus Capital Partners.


Undergraduate School:  University of California at San Diego

Law School: UC Hastings College of the Law

Practice Areas:

Commercial Leasing

Real Estate Transactions

Representative Transactions

  • Lease of campus headquarters to technology firm in the Bay Area
  • Lease of 600,00 square foot multi-building office complex in Silicon Valley
  • Sale leaseback of multi-story office building in northern California
  • Build to Suit retail lease in southern California


Professional Activities

  • State Bar of California, Real Property Section
  • CREW San Francisco
  • Asian Commercial Professionals