Allison Kidd is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use Groups where she is regularly called upon to represent developers and investors in complex real estate transactions and development matters.
Ms. Kidd’s practice includes a wide variety of commercial real estate financing transactions. She represents institutional and private investors in acquisitions and dispositions, mortgage and mezzanine financings, and joint ventures, working with a variety of asset classes including office, residential, senior housing, industrial and mixed-use. Drawing on her land use expertise, Ms. Kidd has particular expertise in development stage projects and construction financing. She also represents developers in land use matters including structuring and implementing public-private partnerships, negotiating development and community benefit agreements, obtaining entitlements from municipal agencies and subdivision mapping.
Ms. Kidd co-chairs the Women’s Committee of the San Francisco office and serves of the firm’s Associates Committee and Professional Development Committee. She is a member of Lambda Alpha International and the Urban Land Institute.
Ms. Kidd is ranked as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law from 2020-2021 and was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law 360 in 2019.
She received a law degree and master of public policy, with an emphasis on urban development policy, in 2008 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia in 2001.
Ms. Kidd is admitted to practice in California.
University of California - Los Angeles - 2008 Juris Doctor
University of California - Los Angeles - 2008 Master of Public Policy
Columbia University - 2001 Bachelor of Arts