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Allan N. Lowy’s practice focuses on the broad array of real estate transactions, with a special emphasis on real estate development and complex financing vehicles for real estate projects, 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 nonprofit corporations such as private schools and healthcare providers. Allan has closed transactions in more than 20 states and two foreign countries, with transaction sizes exceeding $100 million.

Most lawyers are scriveners who professionally document transactions 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, Allan also holds a California real estate broker’s license and a California general contractor’s license. Allan is a lawyer who understands every aspect of real estate well beyond its fundamentals, from purchase and sale transactions, to finance, development, zoning, commercial leasing, investment, tax deferred exchanges, and more.

Allan 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.


Certificate in Mediation, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, 2007
J.D., Loyola Law School, 1975
B.A., University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California, 1971


Licensed Real Estate Broker (CA)

Licensed General Contractor (CA)


Member, National Board of Directors, JBI (formerly known as Jewish Braille Institute)

California State Bar, Real Estate Section

American Bar Association, Affordable Housing & Community Development Section

Urban Land Institute

Building Industry Association (BIA), former president of LA/Ventura Chapter

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)


Hebrew, Spanish

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. Supreme Court

Speaking Engagements:

  • Speaker. Topic: “The A to Z’s of a Real Estate Development Transaction”  Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Estate Section. March 23, 2022.
  • Speaker. Topic: “Paving The Way For Smooth Transactions – Defining Broker And Attorney Roles in Commercial Transactions”. Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Estate Section. April 9, 2024.