Kira Teshima

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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South Hope Street 333
Los Angeles 90071 CA US

Kira N. Teshima is an associate in the Real Estate, Land Use and  Environmental Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Teshima’s practice focuses on land use and real estate matters.

Ms. Teshima assists developers, large and small businesses, property owners and other private parties in complying with the California Environmental Quality Act  (CEQA) and planning and zoning regulations; obtaining and negotiating development entitlements and regulatory approvals; drafting real estate transactional documents and easements; and government advocacy.

Ms. Teshima has worked on a variety of complex housing, mixed-use development and utility scale energy projects throughout California. She also represents developers and management in traditional labor law issues, including union negotiations.

Ms. Teshima advises clients on several state and federal land use and environmental laws, including CEQA, the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Coastal Act, the Subdivision Map Act, the California Public Records Act and other State and local development regulations.


  • J.D. Southwestern Law School, 2012, Special Project Editor, Southwestern Law Review
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2007, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


  • Board of Directors, Little Tokyo Service Center
  • Board of Governors, Japanese American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation
  • Board Member, New Leadership Advisory Counsel of the Japanese American National Museum
  • Member, Los Angeles Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders Group


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