Katheryn M. McCarthy

Real Estate


Katheryn McCarthy serves clients on a spectrum of real estate transactions, including representing institutional lenders, life insurance companies, venture capital firms, small businesses and non-profits in the following areas:

  • Acquisition
  • Disposition
  • Leasing of Office and Biotechnology spaces
  • Financing of Office, Retail, Hospitality, Multi-Family Properties, and Private Schools
  • Joint ventures
  • Workouts
  • Foreclosures

Katheryn previously worked at another major international law firm, and served as an extern to Judge Kim McClane Wardlaw, United States Court Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.



  • A large lender group in securing a $2 billion financing involving multiple tiers of debt with security instruments on approximately 55 institutional properties in 15 states.
  • A real estate investment trust in negotiating a ground lease with a publicly traded logistics company.
  • Major iInsurance company lender in numerous loan modifications related to the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Real Estate Investment Trust in numerous lease modifications related to the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Insurance company lender in a $300 million mortgage loan secured by an outdoor mall and first class office property.
  • Insurance company lender in a $175 million mortgage loan secured by a luxury resort.
  • Institutional lender in the origination and subsequent upsize of a $220 million mortgage loan secured by a downtown Los Angeles high- rise building.
  • Institutional lender in a $360 million mortgage loan secured by a high- profile outdoor mall in Los Angeles.
  • Institutional lender in a $368 million portfolio mortgage loan secured by office properties.
  • Institutional lead lender in the restructuring of a $98 million construction loan in receivership.
  • Investor in assessing multiple complex development projects.
  • Investor in establishing a $100 million “platform” for investments with an identified partner.
  • Investor in assessing and amending multiple joint venture agreements to account for changed circumstances such as manager default and additional preferred equity “bail out” contributions.
  • Homebuilders in the acquisition of raw land for development.
  • Purchaser of a manufacturing business in negotiating a single tenant lease for continued operation of the existing facility.
  • Publicly -traded real estate investment trust in negotiating multiple site leases with major supermarket chains.
  • Institutional lender in originating a mortgage loan to a vacation club secured by vacation club properties, including (in conjunction with bankruptcy attorneys) through subsequent bankruptcy of the vacation club borrower and full repayment of secured debt.
  • Institutional lender in negotiating a forbearance agreement and deed in lieu of foreclosure for a mixed use property in Oregon.
  • Institutional lender in the judicial foreclosure of a mortgage loan secured by a hotel.
  • Investor in the purchase of a defaulted mortgage loan from an institutional lender and subsequent foreclosure of the security instrument.

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  • Received the “Outstanding Young Lawyer Award” from the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, JD
    Order of the Coif; Staff, Southern California Law Review
  • University of Notre Dame


  • California

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Consultative Board for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School in Pasadena from 2012-2017
  • Board of Directors for Sierra Madre Girls’ Softball Association from 2019-2021
  • Odyssey of the Mind Coach 2019-2021   
  • California Real Estate Broker's License