Mr. Lazo has decades of experience in entity formation and transactional work, business litigation, and loan documentation in connection with the commercial financial industry, including expertise with respect to equipment leasing and financing, vendors and suppliers, as well as all Articles of the U.C.C. He also possesses extensive real estate industry experience having represented and advised buyers, sellers, lenders, title companies, sales agents, landlords, tenants, owners, and homeowner’s associations in connection with joint ventures, commercial leases, ground leases, property development, portfolio financing, and IRC § 1031 exchanges, as well as restaurant, hotel, other hospitality business operations, and business franchising.
He was formerly the chair of the post judgment remedies subsection of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, a member of the Ethics Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a member of the Federal Bar Committee. Before expanding his horizons into other fields of law, he began his career prosecuting and defending scores of adversary proceedings and contested matters on behalf of debtors in possession, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, and creditors committees in chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases and in connection with assignments for the benefit of creditors.
Education Stanford University, A.B. Political Science (with Department Honors) University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D.
Bar Admissions California
Court Admissions U.S. Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit U.S. District Courts for the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California U.S. Court of International Trade,