Nixon Peabody continues to add depth and breadth in Los Angeles. On the heels of announcing the arrival of a four-attorney Fashion & Entertainment team, Justin X. Thompson joins Nixon Peabody’s Southern California office bringing with him a growing real estate practice and a wealth of experience handling real estate transactions of all shapes and sizes. Justin is leaving his position as a partner in the Land, Environmental and Natural Resources group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, where he was also a co-chair of the firm’s Hospitality practice.

“Our real estate clients are experiencing an uptick in activity across the board, especially on the West Coast,” said Denise. D. Pursley, partner and leader of Nixon Peabody’s Real Estate practice. “As clients are ramping up their development efforts, the need for trusted advisors with deep experience in California is high. Justin is a smart and capable attorney who fits well with the high energy and innovative spirit of our colleagues in Los Angeles.”

Justin represents developers, investors and lenders advising on all types of real property and interests, including hotels, condominiums, shopping centers, industrial and office parks and other commercial and residential properties. Justin handles a wide variety of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, sale and financing of all types of real property, real property interests and real estate secured loans, leasing (including ground leasing), workouts, loan restructurings, land exchanges, sale-leasebacks, property management arrangements and joint ventures.

“Real estate is booming in Southern California and up and down the West Coast,” said Seth D. Levy, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Los Angeles office. “There are tremendous opportunities that our clients are actively pursuing and Justin is well suited to help them with their real estate needs. We’re thrilled to have him join us.”


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