Partner. Practice Areas: Real Estate, Business and Financial Institutions
Rosemary Lemmis specializes in commercial real estate acquisitions and sales, real estate financing, including mezzanine lending, related entity formation and private offerings, title insurance, secured and unsecured loan documentation, regulation of financial institutions and interstate mortgage lending. She has a broad range of experience in dealing with tenant in common and 1031 exchange transactions. She has extensive experience in office and retail leasing for both landlords and tenants. Ms. Lemmis also advises businesses on entity formation and business structure. She has experience in land use litigation, partition actions, and business and partnership disputes, as well as real estate related workouts and foreclosures, and has handled appeals to the California appellate courts. She is a member of the State Bar of California, its Business Law and Real Property Sections, and has served on its Financial Institutions Committee. She is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Los Angeles.
Ms. Lemmis graduated in 1981 from Brown University, received her J.D. in 1986 from the University of Southern California, and is ABD at Carnegie Mellon University, where she taught classes on interpretation and argument. She has also presented numerous papers on the subject of legal argumentation. Ms. Lemmis has served as a lecturer in the Law and Society Program at the University of California at Riverside, where her classes have engaged students in discussions of current legal cases involving equality, intellectual property, copyright and religion, and how the law shapes the business and political environment.