ALSTON & BIRD LLP
333 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
d: (213) 576-1153
Carson Leonard has more than 25 years of experience working with banks and institutional investors on all manners of commercial real estate debt. As lead counsel to lenders in some of the largest stand-alone real estate financings in recent memory, Carson has established himself as a go-to lawyer in the industry.
Carson Leonard, a partner in the Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, concentrates his practice in real estate finance and represents banks and institutional investors in the origination, servicing, sale and restructuring of all manner of commercial real estate debt. He has served as lender's lead counsel in several of the largest stand-alone real estate financings in recent years, and routinely works with clients on portfolio, syndicated and securitization transactions across all asset classes. His expertise covers mezzanine financing and other subordinate debt structures, as well as preferred equity.
Mr. Leonard has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© for 2018 and 2019 in the area of Real Estate Law.
Mr. Leonard received his J.D. in 1992 from Columbia University, his M.B.A. in 1989 from Cornell University and his B.A. in 1985 from Duke University.