Christine N. Fitzgerald serves as co-head of the Los Angeles Real Estate practice. She concentrates her practice in transactional real estate law, focusing primarily in all aspects of real estate financing, acquisitions and dispositions, and development. Ms. Fitzgerald’s real estate finance practice includes extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate financing, including secured, mezzanine and construction lending and borrowing, securitized lending, intercreditor arrangements, participations, whole and portfolio loan sales, workouts, loan restructurings, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure and foreclosures, as well as acquisition, disposition and development work in connection with post-financing asset management and real estate owned properties. Ms. Fitzgerald is experienced in development work such as acquisitions and dispositions of real estate assets, joint venture transactions and preferred equity.
Ms. Fitzgerald is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section, the Los Angeles Bar Association, the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association and the Los Angeles chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women). She serves on the firm’s Opinion Committee and Business Development Task Force, and serves on the executive committee of the Board of Trustees of the Hollywood Schoolhouse.
As an undergraduate, Ms. Fitzgerald double-majored in English and sociology, and received a BA cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her JD cum laude/Order of the Coif from Loyola of Los Angeles Law School, where she published in and served as Articles Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. From 1996 to 1997, Ms. Fitzgerald clerked in the Chambers of the Honorable Lourdes G. Baird, US District Court, Central District of California. She is admitted to practice in California.