Mr. Lowy’s practice focuses on a broad array of real estate transactions with a special emphasis on real estate development and complex financing vehicles, including tax exempt bonds and low income housing tax credits. Additional practice areas include land use and entitlements, business formations and joint venture agreements, tax and business consulting, and partnership and construction disputes. Clients include real estate developers and investors, high net worth individuals, private lenders, and not-for-profit corporations such as private schools and health care providers. Mr. Lowy has closed transactions in over 20 states and two foreign countries, with the average sized transaction being $10 million – $50 million.
Most lawyers are scriveners who professionally document a transaction on behalf of their clients. However, rare is the lawyer who understands the details of the client’s business as well as, or better than, the client himself. Having previously been a real estate developer in his own right, as well as in-house counsel for a real estate developer, Mr. Lowy also holds a California real estate broker’s license and a California general contractor’s license. Mr. Lowy is the rare breed of lawyer who understands the full scope of the real estate development and investment business well beyond its mere fundamentals.
Mr. Lowy is “deal driven”. His single focus is on closing the deal, while not getting sidetracked with relatively small or emotional issues that do not affect the overall transaction. In particular, he knows how to deal with opposing parties or counsel whose personalities are difficult, and he does not let those difficult issues or personalities interfere with closing the deal.
Mr. Lowy is active in professional and community affairs that focus on community development and education. In addition to raising a large family, he is an avid reader of 20th century history and politics.