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We formed Fragner Seifert Pace & Winograd, LLP to fulfill a simple goal:  to
provide the highest quality legal services while adding value to our clients’
objectives.  We strive to be as efficient as possible, using common sense approaches
that yield benefits to our clients on an immediate, short term and long term basis.


Representative Transactions Handled by attorneys at Fragner Seifert Pace & Winograd, LLP


  • Acquisition of Hollywood
    & Highland ® shopping center in Hollywood,
    California, including 637 room
    hotel, Kodak Theater and retail complex for price in excess of $200,000,000. Acted as lead counsel.

  • Lead counsel in negotiation of Disposition
    and Development Agreements for mixed use projects in San
    Diego, San Jose, Huntington
    Beach, Sacramento, Los
    Angeles, Brea, San Pedro, Pomona, Anaheim and West Hollywood, representing aggregateinvestment of $400,000,000.

  • Foreclosure and subsequent sale of
    1,000,000 square foot office building in downtown Los Angeles, California,
    representing consortium of banks.

  • Lead counsel in negotiating all loan
    documents and preparing and delivering California
    enforceability opinions for structured limited recourse loan (simultaneous mortgage loan and multiple mezzanine loan tiers) of over $1.5 billion secured by operating Southern California commercial real estate.

  • Joint venture for remediation and
    development of property formerly used for oil production in Brea
    and Fullerton, California, on behalf of Union Oil

  • Conduit loans for publicly traded mortgage
    REIT totaling in excess of $100,000,000.

  • Sale/leaseback transactions for major
    insurance company totaling in excess of $200,000,000.

  • Office and retail leases ranging from 6
    square feet to 600,000 square feet.

  • Loan secured by property in seven states
    funded by Bank of America in amount in excess of $700,000,000.

  • California aspects of and preparation and
    delivery of legal opinions on enforceability of loan documents to support the
    purchase and mortgage financing ($100+ million) of a 60+ story office tower in downtown Los
    Angeles, and the same for the purchase and mortgage financing of two office
    buildings west of Downtown Los Angeles ($95+ million), a to-be-built office
    tower in Orange County, CA ($57+ million), and a portfolio of Southern
    California office buildings ($27 million).

  • Formation of partnership to acquire
    multifamily housing properties in south-central Los Angeles for rehabilitation, supported by
    tax-exempt bonds and Federal tax credits. 

  • Representation of both buyers and sellers
    in bulk purchases and sales of pools of mortgage loans ranging from $10 million
    to over $200 million.

  • Securitization of $275 million mortgage
    loan pool.

  • Lead counsel for a purchaser of a portfolio
    of existing Southern California office buildings for over $1.4 billion.



Contact info

Fragner Seifert Pace & Winograd, LLP

10990 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite. 1000
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 95%
    36 years
  2. Project Finance: 5%
    36 years

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
A-V (highest possible) peer review ra...Martindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyersSouthern CA Super Lawyers2014
A-V (highest possible) peer review ra...Martindale-Hubbell2013
Southern CA Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Southern CA Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Southern CA Super LawyersSuperLawyers2011
Southern CA Super LawyersSuperLawyers2010
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2010
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Southern CA Super LawyersSuperLawyers2009
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2006
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2005
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2004
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2003
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2002
A-V (highest possible) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFragner Seifert Pace & Winograd, LLP2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Annual Survey of American LawCommercial Liens and State Action1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of PennsylvaniaN/AUndergraduate, with Honors1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Undergraduate Real Estate FinanceReal Estate Finance - Guest Lecturer2012
UCLA ExtensionReal Estate Finance2012
UCLA ExtensionReal Estate Finance2005
UCLA ExtensionReal Estate Finance2004
ABA Section of Business Law, 2003 Spring MeetingREITs: Battle of the Boundaries; MD v. DE v. VA2003