Kenneth J. Carl: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Kenneth J. Carl

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Practice Areas

  • Finance
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities ( CMBS )
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Syndicated Credit Facilities
  • International Reach
  • Korea
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hospitality
  • Video Game
University University of Chicago, A.B., 1982; University of Chicago, A.M., 1982
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1985
AdmittedCalifornia; U.S. Supreme Court; New York; Illinois


•Member, Steering Committee of the State Bar of California Opinions Committee


Ken Carl is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group and the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Carl has over 30 years of experience representing a wide range of clients in financing, real estate, and corporate transactions.

In the finance area, he works on real property secured, personal property secured, and unsecured financing transactions of various types, including syndicated loan transactions, single lender transactions, intercreditor arrangements, letters of credit, work-outs, foreclosures, and other types of remedy enforcement. These transactions involved borrowers from diverse industries, ranging from aerospace to homebuilding and self-storage to food distribution.

Mr. Carl's lender clients range from privately held companies to major U.S. and international banks. His borrower clients range from single owner corporations and limited liability companies to several SEC reporting companies. Mr. Carl has represented the assuming borrower in over 60 CMBS and insurance company loan assumptions.

On the corporate side, he has helped his clients form a variety of entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships, and advises them with their ongoing activities. He has extensive experience in bank regulatory matters and has represented clients before U.S. Federal, California, and New York bank regulatory authorities. Mr. Carl was involved in all aspects of over 20 successful bank acquisition transactions, both on the buyer side and the seller side.

Mr. Carl is the Vice Chair of the State Bar of California Opinions Committee and a member of its Steering Committee.


•Martindale-Hubbell - AV Peer Review Rating
•Phi Beta Kappa

Publications & News


• Fraudulent Transfer Attacks on Guaranties in Bankruptcy, The American Bankruptcy Law Journal, 60 Am. Bankr. L.J. 109 (Spring 1986)

Media Mentions

•Sheppard Mullin Team Argues U.S. Supreme Court Trademark Case for Hana Bank

December 3, 2014

•Member, Steering Committee of the State Bar of California Opinions Committee (Also at New York, N.Y. Office)


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Kenneth J. Carl

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


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