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David B. Stone

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David B. Stone is a partner based in our Los Angeles office.  His practice involves all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, development, financing and leasing. David represents investment companies, private equity funds, developers, life insurance companies, pension funds, banks, real estate investment trusts and other entities in connection with a wide variety of commercial real estate matters throughout the country.  David has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of commercial office portfolios, retail and industrial centers, hotels, and multi-family and mixed-use developments.  In addition, David regularly represents a broad range of clients, from large institutional investors to small family-owned companies, in connection with the leasing of various types of commercial properties.

David regularly speaks on expert panels for Bisnow, BOMA and RealShare, among others.  He recently moderated the Projects and Markets Panel at Allen Matkins' annual View from the Top conference.  In addition, David has guest lectured at the University of Southern California's Graduate School of Real Estate Development.

David is a member of the American Bar Association, the California Lawyers Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Urban Land Institute and BOMA.  He has served in various leadership roles within the Urban Land Institute and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.


  • American Bar Association 
  • California Lawyers Association 
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • BOMA Los Angeles
  • Urban Land Institute 
  • ULI Young Leaders' Partnership Forum, Co-Chairman (2006)


  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers'  Southern California Rising Stars (2014)
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section (2011)
  • Named to Real Estate Southern California Magazine's Thirty Under Thirty: SoCal's Best and Brightest Rising Stars of Commercial Real Estate (2009)
 Rated by Super Lawyers


David received his B.A., cum laude , from the University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences in 2001. He went on to obtain his J.D., from Loyola Law School in 2004. During law school, David served as the Articles Editor for the Loyola Law Review. He was also on the dean’s list and received a Loyola Scholar Scholarship.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California