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Peter David Ballance

Los Angeles – Century City Office

Peter D. Ballance concentrates his practice in real estate, representing institutional lenders, financial institutions, developers and property owners in a broad variety of commercial real estate transactions throughout the country. He concentrates his practice in real estate finance and is experienced in securitized lending, secured, mezzanine and construction lending and borrowing, workouts, foreclosures, loan restructurings, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. His practice also includes representing purchasers and sellers in the sale of improved and unimproved real property, and landlords and tenants in office, industrial and retail lease negotiations.

Peter's recent representations of institutional lenders and borrowers in connection with loan originations, non-performing loans and distressed real estate related to a wide variety of office and industrial properties, residential developments, multifamily projects and commercial retail projects.

Peter serves as a co-chair of Katten's LGBT Coalition and is active in several community and law firm diversity initiatives. He also serves on the firm's Opinion Committee and the Los Angeles office's Recruiting Committee.

Previously, Peter practiced with Raines Feldman LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Before attending law school, he worked in the neurobiology research laboratory of Nobel Prize laureate Gerald Edelman at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. While attending law school, Peter served as an articles editor for the UCLA Entertainment Law Review.

Shown below is a selection of Peter’s engagements.

Peter David Ballance


  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • MS, Brigham Young University
  • BS, The University of New Mexico

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of California
  • US District Court, Central District of California


  • The LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals
  • City of Hope, Los Angeles Real Estate Counsel, Executive Board Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California Real Property Law Section
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