Loretta C. Thompson

Partner | Los Angeles

Secretary Vivienne Lanthier


Track record

Playboy Mansion sale

Represented the Playboy Enterprises affiliated entity as seller's counsel in connection with the sale of the Playboy Mansion for a record-setting $100 million.

Winery and vineyard estate

Acted as lender's local California counsel in a $65 million refinance of existing debt on a historic winery and vineyard estate.

REIT sale of apartment portfolio

Represented a national REIT in the $96.5 million sale of a 2,215 unit apartment portfolio.

$85 million residential property sale

Acted as lender's counsel in $85 million residential property sale.

Tax savings for REIT

Represented a national REIT in $550 million in tax exchanges, resulting in significant tax savings.

$74m apartment project

Handled $74 million apartment project sale for a national REIT.


  • 'The Global Rethinkers: ESG in California real estate,' Withers video - April 13, 2023, speaker

  • 'The ROI of Sustainability: Building a Business Case for Living Buildings,' Bisnow's Los Angeles State of the Market - The Resurgence of the Los Angeles CRE Market - October 5, 2021, moderator

  • 'A Continued Discussion On: How Environmental, Social, And Governance (Esg) Strategies Create Resilience And Sustainability,' GM Webinar - June 23, 2021, speaker

  • 'Buildings Need to Develop Immunity to Forces and New Realities That Affect Them - How Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Strategies to Create Resilience and Sustainability in Real Estate,' GM Webinar - May 20, 2021, speaker

  • 'So You Think You Know Title 24: A Checklist for Operations and Tenant Improvements,' BOMA GLA Codes Committee Seminar - March 30, 2017, panelist

  • 'BOMA Energy Performance Contract Model (BEPC) and BOMA Green Lease and the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP),' Greenbuild International Conference - 2016, panelist

  • 'Practical Issues in Section 1031 Exchanges,' USC Gould School of Law 2016 Tax Institute - January 26, 2016, panelist

  • 'Partnership and Real Estate Hot Topics,' USC Gould School of Law 2016 Tax Institute - January 26, 2016, panelist