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Christopher A. Sickles

Associate, Real Estate Department


Christopher Sickles is an associate in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Chris’s practice encompasses a variety of transactional real estate matters, including the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of commercial assets across the country. Chris has represented clients in a wide array of real estate matters across asset phases and classes, including retail, office, mixed use, multifamily residential, industrial, and special uses such as laboratories and senior housing. He has also assisted clients, including investors, lenders, and developers, with redevelopment and other tax credit incentivized projects, including those involving historic and new market tax credits.


Recognized in 2021 and 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Real Estate)


William & Mary School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2013

Boston College, B.A., Economics (cum laude), 2010


Represented a private equity fund in connection with a $220 million acquisition of a Class A office building located in Washington, D.C.

Represented a Fortune 100 company as a tenant in several build-to-suit leases for specialized and secure space across the county.

Represented a landlord in connection with leasing activities at multiple retail and industrial locations on the East coast.

Represented a real estate investment trust in the purchase and leaseback of several laboratory properties located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Represented a developer in a New Markets Tax Credit financing transaction designed to facilitate the expansion of its supermarket business in economically depressed markets located throughout the country.

Represented an institutional lender in the origination of a $355 million revolving credit facility secured by 89 manufactured housing communities located throughout the county.


Engagement & Publications

Author, Bridging the Liability Gap: How Kowalski’s Interpretation of Reasonable Foreseeability Limits School Liability for Inaction in Cases of Cyber-Bullying, 21 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 241 (2012).


Maryland State Bar Association, Member

District of Columbia Bar, Member

Urban Land Institute, Member (Young Leaders Group)

District of Columbia Building Industry Association, Member

Practice Areas

Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions

Real Estate




District of Columbia Bar

Maryland Bar


William & Mary Law School, J.D. 2013

Boston College, B.A. 2010