San Francisco, CA. Nixon Peabody pro bono client Life Learning Academy, a public charter high school in the San Francisco Unified School District serving youth that have not been successful in other school settings, has broken ground on an on-campus, no-fee dormitory. Once completed, the initial dormitory build will house 20 students in need of room and board.
Founded by the nonprofit Delancey Street Foundation, the school is located on Treasure Island, a former naval base that sits in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Nixon Peabody’s legal team provided pro bono assistance with regard to real estate, leasing, finance, and land-use issues involved in the development of the 6,000-square-foot dormitory.
“There is a real need to provide safe housing for these students,” said Sonia Nayak, real estate development and financing attorney at Nixon Peabody in Los Angeles. “The LLABuild dormitory will allow kids the opportunity to focus on school without worrying where to sleep at night.”
In addition to Sonia Nayak, Nixon Peabody’s team includes real estate partner Justin Thompson in Los Angeles and real estate associate Ian O’Banion in San Francisco.