Mr. Pace obtained his undergraduate and juris doctor degrees from the University of Southern California (1988 and 1995, respectively). For Mr. Pace's first nine years as a lawyer, he practiced with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP (now Dentons, LLP), where he became a partner in 2003. His experience includes extensive representation of numerous banks, insurance companies and other institutional lenders, with a concentration in real estate secured lending and commercial finance, involving structuring, documenting and negotiating conventional, construction and mezzanine loans, acquisition loans, revolving credit facilities, conduit loans, letter of credit facilities, portfolio acquisitions, receivable purchase facilities, the sale and participation of loans, asset securitizations, workouts, recapitalizations, syndicated credit facilities and joint ventures. Mr. Pace has expertise in a broad range of corporate and real estate transactions, including commercial and retail leasing, ground leasing, affordable housing, tax deferred exchanges, construction and architectural agreements, foreclosures and restructurings and equipment leasing.


Clients that Mr. Pace has represented include Citibank Private Bank, The CIM Group, Napa Community Bank, Imperial Credit Commercial Mortgage Investment Corp., Katell Investment Company, Unocal Land and Development Company and Union Bank of California.