James A. Lonergan: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

James A. Lonergan


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Practice Areas

  • Finance
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • Financial Services
  • and Environmental
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate Development
University University of California, Irvine, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of Southern California, J.D., 1980
Admitted1980, California


•Member, Real Property Section and Commercial Leasing Subsection, State Bar of California

•Member, Real Property Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association


Jim Lonergan is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Lonergan has represented landlords in office, retail and industrial leasing projects of all sizes. He has also represented national tenants in leasing, acquisition and disposition of sites throughout the Western United States. Mr. Lonergan has been heavily involved in all aspects of real estate development, including land acquisition and assembly, subdivision, construction and permanent financing; leasing space to major department stores, mall tenants and office tenants; dealing with various city agencies; and negotiating and drafting contracts with managers, contractors, architects, and consulting firms. He has represented owners and lenders on major hotel and office property acquisitions, sales and financing. Lastly, Mr. Lonergan has substantial experience in a variety of real estate and real estate financing transactions, representing domestic and foreign developers, investors and lenders.

Mr. Lonergan has represented lenders, including insurance companies, banks, and various public and private pension funds, in connection with real property secured loans for many types of property, including hotels, golf courses, office buildings, shopping centers, condominiums and raw land. He has participated in negotiating and documenting the restructure of defaulted loans and leases.

•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2008-2015
•Top Leading Real Estate Lawyer, Chambers & Partners, 2006


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James A. Lonergan

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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