Christy Grellis

Christy Grellas


Christy represents buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate throughout California by negotiating purchase and sale agreements, examining due diligence materials, surveys, and environmental reports, monitoring contingencies, reviewing and preparing title objections, coordinating with escrow and title companies, and preparing closing documents. She also represents landlords and tenants in commercial and retail leasing transactions. Christy has drafted documents for a wide range of real estate matters, including easements, licenses, deeds, letters of intent, purchase agreements, lease agreements, deeds of trust, promissory notes, SNDAs, estoppels, cease and desists, and demand letters.

“I was born and raised here in Sacramento in a real estate family, so I bring a lifelong passion for real estate to my law practice. Growing up, I did everything from cleaning up properties and making sure buildings are in good working order, to organizing paperwork, drafting documents and correspondence, and suggesting ways to optimize our family business. These nuts and bolts of property management form my foundation as a real estate lawyer.”


Represented a prominent developer in transactions involving the sale of land for the development of a self-sufficient residential community in the Bay Area region.

Assisted one of leading Sacramento area homebuilders in transactions involving the purchase and sale of land for residential development.

Served as counsel to a multi-generational family in the disposition of thousands of acres of agricultural land in Northern California.

Assisted in a transaction to transfer an athletic club in a suburban area of Sacramento as part of a donation to the regional branch of a national nonprofit.

Represented a prominent land trust in real estate deals including mitigation conservation easements.

Was part of the legal team representing one of the leading fast food restaurant chains regarding the planning and approvals for renovating a Northern California franchise location.



Judicial Extern, Hon. Kimberly J. Mueller, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (January 2020 – April 2020)

Order of the Coif

Top 10 in her class

Inaugural cohort of McGeorge’s Accelerated Honors Program (2.5 year law school study)

Witkin Award recipient for top grade in Land Use Planning

Stauffer Charitable Trust Research Fellow Award, 2020, for published law review article Unequal Opportunity in Education: How Misplaced Meritocracy Falls Short of Achieving the American Dream

Anthony Kennedy Fellow (100% merit-based scholarship)

McGeorge Dean’s List, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Staff Writer and Primary Editor, University of the Pacific Law Review, Vol. 51, 52

Community Involvement

Wellspring Women’s Center Board of Directors

Member, Chi Omega Fraternity