James A. Lonergan

James A. Lonergan: Attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP AV stamp icon
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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

James 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. James 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, James has substantial experience in a variety of real estate and real estate financing transactions, representing domestic and foreign developers, investors and lenders.

James 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, 2008-2016
•Top Leading Real Estate Lawyer, Chambers & Partners, 2006

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Commercial Lending and Financial Transactions
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate Development
  • Financial Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
213.617.4204  Phone
213.620.1398  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Irvine, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of Southern California, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1980, California


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

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


Peer Reviews

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Los Angeles, California

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