Thomas J. Masenga

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

Areas of Practice

Mr. Masenga has more than 40 years of experience representing pension funds and their separate account advisors, commingled funds, banks, life insurance companies, private equity funds, REITs and other institutional real estate investors and lenders. His finance and capital markets practice has included advising on portfolio, syndicated and mezzanine loan originations, restructurings and foreclosures, the acquisition and disposition of performing and non-performing loan portfolios, revolving credit facilities, and repurchase agreements for real estate mortgage loans. Mr. Masenga has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of real estate law by Chambers USA, Legal 500 and Super Lawyers. Mr. Masenga has been named one of the Daily Journal’s Top Real Estate Lawyers. He is recognized nationally for his expertise in structuring and closing complex real estate transactions for institutional clients and is a frequent lecturer on real estate investment and financing. Mr. Masenga has served as a panelist for, among others, the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, the California Continuing Education of the Bar, and the USC Gould Real Estate Forum.


•Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2015-2019
•Top 100 Lawyers in California, Real Estate, Daily Journal, 2017
•Real Estate, Legal 500, 2016-2019
•Leading Lawyer in Real Estate (California), Chambers USA, 2016-2019
Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate (2015-2019)

Media Mentions

•Thomas J. Masenga Named Among Top 100 Lawyers in California
Daily Journal, September 20, 2017

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • REIT

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
213.617.5492  Phone
213.443.2847  Fax
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
Loyola Law School at Los Angeles, J.D., cum laude, Loyola Law Review, 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977, California


•California Mortgage Bankers Association
•Los Angeles County Bar Association
•Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association
•Mortgage Bankers Association
•National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
•Pension Real Estate Association
•USC Gould Real Estate Forum (Executive Committee)
•Para los Ninos (Board of Directors)
•California Affordable Housing Development Association


Peer Reviews

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Los Angeles, California

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