People: Thomas J. Masenga, Partner

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Thomas J. Masenga

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9679
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Tom Masenga is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Mr. Masenga has more than 35 years of experience representing pension funds and their separate account advisors, commingled funds, banks, life insurance companies, private equity funds, REITs and other institutional real estate investors and lenders.  His finance and capital markets practice has included advising on portfolio, syndicated and mezzanine loan originations, restructurings and foreclosures, the acquisition and disposition of performing and non-performing loan portfolios, revolving credit facilities, and repurchase agreements for real estate mortgage loans.  Mr. Masenga has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of real estate law by Chambers USA andLegal 500.  In 2013, Mr. Masenga was named one of the Daily Journal’s Top Real Estate Lawyers.  He is recognized nationally for his expertise in structuring and closing complex real estate transactions for institutional clients and is a frequent lecturer on real estate investment and financing.  Mr. Masenga has served as a panelist for, among others, the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys and the California Continuing Education of the Bar.

Tom Masenga is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Mr. Masenga has more than 35 years of experience representing pension funds and their separate account advisors, commingled funds, banks, life insurance companies, private equity funds, REITs and other institutional real estate investors and lenders.  His finance and capital markets practice has included advising on portfolio, syndicated and mezzanine loan originations, restructurings and foreclosures, the acquisition and disposition of performing and non-performing loan portfolios, revolving credit facilities, and repurchase agreements for real estate mortgage loans.  Mr. Masenga has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of real estate law by Chambers USA andLegal 500.  In 2013, Mr. Masenga was named one of the Daily Journal’s Top Real Estate Lawyers.  He is recognized nationally for his expertise in structuring and closing complex real estate transactions for institutional clients and is a frequent lecturer on real estate investment and financing.  Mr. Masenga has served as a panelist for, among others, the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys and the California Continuing Education of the Bar.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School at Los Angeles (1977)
    cum laude Loyola Law Review
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame (1974)
    magna cum laude

Admissions

  • California

Affiliations

  • California Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
  • Pension Real Estate Association

Representative Engagements

  • Representation of commingled fund in acquisition, disposition and leasing of office and industrial/distribution properties in Northern California and Southern California.
  • Representation of major Chinese bank in multiple commercial loans secured by office buildings, multifamily housing projects, industrial/distribution projects, and data centers.
  • Representation of mortgage loan commingled fund in loans secured by hotels, office buildings and multifamily housing projects throughout the United States.
  • Representation of administrative agent/lead lender in syndicated loan secured by live-work project in Downtown Los Angeles.
  • Representation of commingled fund borrowers in multiple credit facilities secured by unfunded commitments.
  • Representation of bank lender in term repo facility for residential mortgage loans.
  • Representation of borrower in revolving credit facility secured by commercial real estate mortgage loans.
  • Representation of lender in $1 Billion financing of multi-state portfolio of office buildings located in San Francisco, Seattle, Houston and Washington, D.C.
  • Representation of lender in deed-in lieu acquisitions of portfolio of hotels located throughout the United States.
  • Representation of pension fund in formation of various joint ventures to acquire, construct and redevelop industrial/distribution projects in California, Nevada and Arizona.
  • Representation of public pension fund in formation of numerous core, value add and opportunity funds.
  • Representation of various mezzanine debt funds in mezzanine loans for development of over 30 multi-family housing projects.
  • Representation of multiple investors in purchase of B-Notes and real estate loan portfolios.
  • Representation of lender in prepackaged bankruptcy workout of Mid-Town Manhattan office building loan.

Accolades

  • Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate (2015)