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Peter J. Roth

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Peter J. Roth focuses on strategic planning, negotiation and documentation vis-à-vis the development, leasing and management of office, retail, industrial and mixed-use projects throughout California. Further, among other general real estate matters, Peter has extensive experience in the negotiation and documentation of purchase and sale transactions (including 1031 exchange and reverse 1031 exchange transactions), sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suit lease transactions, commercial and retail lease transactions, bondable leases, development agreements, covenants, and other agreements relating to ongoing uses of real property. Peter also has significant experience in the fair market rent arbitrations and in the development, renovation, and management of stadiums for professional sports franchises, and theaters for live stage productions and film projection.

His clients include highly sophisticated institutional investors as well as entrepreneurial individuals and entities. Peter's recent representations include Kilroy Realty, Inc., Boston Properties, Lincoln Properties, Hudson Pacific Properties, Oliver McMillan, Vintage, Strada, Angelo Gordon, Equity Office, Beacon Capital Partners, J.P. Morgan and Tishman Speyer.

He is currently a long-standing member of the ULI-LA's Executive Committee, creator/champion of ULI-LA's Luminary Program, and has served for three years as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School where he taught Commercial Real Property Transactions. He is also a faculty member of Continuing Legal Education International, and a moderator and panelist for Continuing Education of the Bar seminars. Pete was named among one of the "Who's Who in Real Estate" in the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2011 and has been selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers (2013). His article, "Structuring Workouts with Tenants Facing Bankruptcy," was published in Los Angeles Lawyer in June 2003 and frequently contributes expert commentary to ULI-LA's monthly newsletter.


  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Los Angeles, Executive Committee
  • ACREL (American College of Real Estate Lawyers)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Orange County Audio Society


  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers (2013 - 2018)  

Rated by Super Lawyers


Peter received his B.A. in economics and classical studies from Duke University in 1990, where he graduated, cum laude and with honors, in economics. He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 1993, where he was a senior editor for the Alaska Law Review.

Bar Admissions

  • California