business, commercial & residential real estate

advance planning

Plan now, save later. That has been our mantra for years when it comes to advance planning with respect to business and real estate, tax, trusts and estates. With our experience in these areas, we have the savvy and know-how to help you spot potential issues, plan in advance and avoid costly mistakes. 

  • Wills, trusts and estate planning
  • Real estate co-ownership agreements

  • 1031 tax deferred exchanges

  • Property and capital gain tax analysis

  • Tax planning and strategy

  • Holding-operating company structures

  • Personal liability protection

  • Incorporation

  • Pre-incorporation agreements

  • Independent contractor maintenance

  • Real estate brokerage compliance

  • Real estate disclosures and advisories

  • Internal policies and procedures

  • Employment agreements

  • Buy-sell agreements

  • Trade secret protection

  • Website agreements


We assist borrowers, investors and lenders in structuring, negotiating, and documenting commercial and other project finance loans, syndicates, group investments, and other complex financial arrangements, including leveraged buyouts, acquisition financing, equity participations and recapitalizations.

  • Real estate secured loans

  • Lease financing

  • Structured and leveraged financing

  • Loan syndication

  • Lien creation and perfection

  • Subordination agreements

  • Equity participations

  • Security agreements

  • Project financing

  • Acquisition and development loans

  • Construction loans

  • Venture capital

  • Bridge loans


Real estate transactions are significant financial matters; therefore, having an attorney to protect your best interests is a smart decision. For years, Lowenthal has been successfully assisting clients with matters involving residential and commercial real estate, business ventures, development and investment.

  • Purchase and sale of real estate assets

  • Examination and evaluation of title

  • Development contracts

  • Construction agreements

  • Leasing, licensing and easements

  • Joint ventures and partnerships

  • Limited liability companies (LLC)

  • Real estate syndication

  • Entity organization and structuring

  • Common interest developments ("Davis-Sterling Act")

  • Commercial leasing and acquisition

  • Ground leases

  • Business and commercial contracts

litigation & ADR

Litigation can arise in any aspect of real estate from acquisition and financing to development and construction to management and leasing. The disputes can be as varied as the parties and the projects themselves. We vigorously represent our clients in mediation, arbitration, administrative proceedings and litigation.

  • C.A.R. mediation and arbitration

  • Pre and post-closing disputes

  • Tort claims

  • Equitable claims

  • Partition and quiet title actions

  • Deed cancellation actions

  • Real estate fraud

  • Improper title transfers

  • Fiduciary duty claims

  • "Procuring cause" cases

  • Nondisclosure

  • Broker claims

  • Shareholder rights

  • Debtor/creditor rights

Justin Lowenthal is a wonderful attorney to work with. He listens well. He doesn’t make up unnecessary legal work, at all! I find him to be very creative in his thinking. He can approach any situation deeply and from all angles.
— Margaret W.


Ready to Discuss Your Case?

We at Lowenthal know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free preliminary consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget for legal services.