Elizabeth Satterthwaite


One Almaden Boulevard, Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-478-4100
Fax: 408-295-4100

Elizabeth is an experienced real estate and corporate transactional attorney.  Her practice focuses on institutional real estate companies, real estate investors, developers and mortgage lenders.  She has extensive experience with joint ventures, purchase and sale agreements, construction, development and architect agreements, management agreements along with leasing and reciprocal easement agreements.  She also has unique experience as she is both a business person and an experienced lawyer. She can advise on matters pertinent to a real estate company from standard landlord/tenant disputes and CAM disputes to helping a company find financing, negotiate complicated joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions along with leasing and construction and development matters.

Elizabeth started her career as a corporate attorney at the Los Angeles office of O’Melveny & Myers.  During her time at O’Melveny & Myers, she worked on Initial Public Offerings, Mergers & Acquisitions, mortgage loans, corporate credit facilities and structured financings.  Representative Clients included Deutsche Bank, Quest Analytics, Interpublic Companies and TCW.  She moved to Westfield Corporation, Inc., a shopping center owner, and developer to become Associate General Counsel.  She was a founding partner of Satterthwaite Malayil LLP where she represented institutional real estate owners and developers along with individual real estate investors in joint ventures, purchase and sale agreements, construction and development related matters, mortgage financing and other corporate agreements.  She later moved to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP where she continued her real estate practice focusing on purchase and sale agreements, mortgage financing, construction, management and development agreements, formation and representation of corporations, LLC, LLPs, general partnerships and limited partnerships and leasing.  Ms. Satterthwaite also served as Deputy General Counsel-Real Estate of American Realty Advisors, a real estate investment fund, where she managed all real estate legal matters of the company including monitoring litigation, leasing, reciprocal easement agreements, financing and development, construction and management agreements. 

Elizabeth lives in Rolling Hills Estate, CA with her husband and two children.



  • D., University of Michigan Law School
  • A., Pomona College

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1 S Almaden Blvd. Suite 700 

San Jose, CA 95113




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