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Paula Gutierrez BaezaAssociateOrange County







Paula Gutierrez Baeza is a shareholder in the Litigation Department and the Chair of the Eminent Domain Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Ms. Baeza specializes in the area of eminent domain. Ms. Baeza concentrates on representing our clients on acquisition-related issues, including advising our clients on preacquisition issues, assisting them with appraisal and negotiation issues, and preparing purchase and sale agreements, rights of entry, title and escrow documents. Ms. Baeza represents our clients in eminent domain proceedings involving challenges to the public entity’s right to take, precondemnation damage claims, severance damage claims, claims for loss of business goodwill and other valuation issues.

Ms. Baeza also specializes in civil and municipal litigation. She is admitted to practice in California before the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


A.B., Stanford University, 1991
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1998

Practice Areas

Eminent Domain
Public Agency and Municipal Law Litigation
Real Estate