Patty Tubert joined Mayer Brown in 2009 after over 30 years with the City of Los Angeles. Her practice focuses on governmental, regulatory and administrative law, particularly in the areas of land use, project entitlement and environmental compliance and related matters. Prior to joining the firm, Patty was the Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Airports of the City of Los Angeles and prior to that the Chief Assistant City Attorney of the Municipal Branch for the Office of the City Attorney of Los Angeles.

As the Deputy Executive Director, Patty was responsible for all real estate matters for the Department of Airports at all four airports, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles/Ontario International Airport, Van Nuys General Aviation Airport and Palmdale Regional Airport, leading the negotiations for major leases, strategic acquisitions and development projects. Before serving as Deputy Executive Director, Patty was the Chief Assistant City Attorney of the Municipal Branch for the City of Los Angeles, supervising more than 150 lawyers providing legal services to City departments and elected officials as diverse as the Department of Water and Power, the Department of Airports, the Harbor Department, the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, the Los Angeles City Mayor and the Los Angeles City Council.

Prior to serving as Chief Assistant City Attorney, Patty managed the Airport Division and the Real Property and Environment Division of the City Attorney’s Office. As a result of her positions with the City of Los Angeles, Patty has over 30 years of experience in real estate, environmental and municipal law. Among the major projects she assisted the City and the developer with are: Staples Center, Playa Vista, the LAX Master Plan, Van Nuys City Hall, Porter Ranch and Warner Center. Additionally, she developed the prototype Development Agreement and lease documents for the City of Los Angeles and helped establish the Business Improvement District program for the City. Patty continues to assist the City in a non-legal capacity on governmental, environmental and real estate matters.


Representative experience includes serving on the following Mayer Brown project teams, for which Patty primarily handles the environmental review:

  • Representing Millennium Partners with entitlements for the famed Capitol Records site in Hollywood. The project will include approximately 1,005 residential units, significant commercial uses, and vast amounts of public and private open spaces.
  • Representing AvalonBay Communities with its land use entitlements in Southern California, including with a 475-unit mixed-use project in the Arts District, a ballot measures initiative in the City of Calabasas, and with its proposal to develop the West L.A. Civic Center and Courthouse sites with a 1,000-unit mixed-use project, in response to a County and City of Los Angeles Request for Proposal.
  • Representing Mitsui Fudosan America with the entitlement of a 50-story mixed-use tower with 580 residential dwelling units and ground floor commercial space in Downtown Los Angeles.
  • Representing the Sunset + Wilcox Project property owners (a joint venture between Millennium Partners and Shorenstein Properties) to obtain entitlements for a commercial mixed-use project located at Sunset Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood with approximately 450,000 square feet of office and restaurant uses.
  • Representing Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City in the construction of a new 16 story, 400-key hotel building within walking distance of Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • Representing The Post Group with their land use entitlements on the 1000 Seward and 1250 Vine commercial mixed-use projects with a combined approximate floor area of 400,000 square feet.
  • Representing Maxxam Enterprises with land use entitlements on the 1100 5th Street and 676 Mateo Street projects in the Arts District with a combined 400 residential units and significant commercial space.
  • Representing Harvard-Westlake School in obtaining entitlements for the Harvard-Westlake River Park campus, which involves the redevelopment of the 16-acre Weddington Gold & Tennis property in Studio City along the Los Angeles River, which will offer athletic and recreational opportunities for students and the community.
  • Representing Watt Investment Partners with due diligence and entitlements on multiple projects in and around Southern California, including obtaining entitlements for the Metro Joint Development Program at the Expo/Crenshaw Station with a 400 unit mixed-use projects, and the acquisition and entitlement of an office building in Los Angeles that was converted into a medical office building.
  • Representing The GPI Companies with due diligence and entitlements on multiple projects in and around the City of Los Angeles, including the 6400 Sunset Project, which involves the redevelopment of the famed Amoeba Music site with a 200-unit mixed-use project.
  • Represented Townscape Partners with the entitlements for the 8150 Sunset project, designed by the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. The project includes 229 residential units, including 38 affordable units, and 60,000 square feet of commercial uses on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Heights in Los Angeles.
  • Representing Crown Realty to obtain entitlements for redevelopment of the Burbank Town Center with up to 1,165 residential units, 284,000 square feet of office uses, a 250-room hotel, and 1.5 million square feet of commercial uses in the City of Burbank.
  • Represented the owners of The Reef/Broadway Square in obtaining entitlements for a 10-acre site in downtown Los Angeles, one of the biggest development projects in the City. The project consists of approximately 1,500 residential units, a 200-key hotel, and over 150,000 square feet of commercial uses. This project involved the negotiation of a 20-year development agreement and a community benefits package, a sign district to allow off-site digital signage, and CEQA compliance through the preparation of an EIR.
  • Represented Encore Capital Management and Cal Coast Development with the entitlements for a three-acre site in Hollywood at the corner of Cahuenga and Fountain. The project will consist of approximately 375 residential apartment units and a commercial and office component. This project involved the issuance of multiple entitlements as well as CEQA compliance through the preparation of an EIR.]

Patty has also advised several clients on municipal election law and state and local conflict regulations and filings, assisted in due diligence on land use and environmental regulations for California senior housing developments, solar plants, and salt water treatment facilities, and represented several clients, including Clay Lacy Aviation, a premier fixed based operator, on airport leases and requests for proposals.


Southwestern Law School, JD

University of California, Los Angeles
Dean's List


  • California


  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California