Julie Stamato has practiced real estate law for more than thirty years, and has handled commercial real estate transactions across the nation, including purchases and sales, financings, lease transactions, and loan modifications and restructures. She has represented a range of players in the real estate industry, including investors, lenders, borrowers, developers, landlords and tenants.
Julie started her career in large law firms, including O’Melveny & Myers, Baker & McKenzie and Arter & Hadden. At Arter & Hadden, she chaired the Southern California Real Estate Department. Julie continues to handle sophisticated transactions but is able to bring the flexibility and efficiency of a small firm to her clients.
She views her role as the client’s business and legal advisor who structures transactions and formulates strategies for accomplishing her client’s objectives. Julie’s strength is in finding cost-effective solutions for her clients. She enjoys managing transactions involving multiple parties and complex issues, and bringing all parties efficiently to a successful closing or resolution.
Julie has represented clients in numerous tax-deferred exchanges during her career. She has handled the purchase and sale of office buildings, shopping centers and large industrial properties leased to credit tenants. She has represented borrowers and lenders in acquisition financings, construction loans, CMBS loans, defeasances and loan modifications. She has drafted and negotiated sale-leaseback documents, office, commercial and industrial leases. She counsels her clients on property management issues, lease modifications and lease disputes.
Julie has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer each year from 2005 to the present. In 2009, she was named in the list of Top 50 Women Attorneys, all as published in Southern California Super Lawyer Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine.
Julie earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. At Loyola, she was a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society (equivalent to Order of the Coif), and served as Ninth Circuit Co-Editor of the Loyola Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers College, and lived in France during her Junior Year.
Julie Stamato is a member of CREW-LA. She previously served for four years on the Board of Directors and one year on the Advisory Board. She was a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
Julie enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and entertaining.