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Norbert M. Seifert

About Norbert Seifert

About me

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 Corporation.
  • 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.