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David Hitchcock

David Hitchcock



  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance

WSG Practice Industries


California, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group

J. David Hitchcock is a Shareholder in the Los Angeles office of Buchalter and is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Hitchcock’s practice focuses on real estate acquisitions and dispositions, loan originations, loan workouts and restructurings, loan sales, secured real estate finance, joint ventures, and general real estate matters. Recently, Mr. Hitchcock has represented clients acquiring real property to rezone and lease for cannabis production. He has extensive experience representing clients in all areas of the real estate market – private equity funds, real estate developers, core and value-add real estate owners/operators, public school districts, as well as publicly traded REITs.

Before returning to the practice of law in 2011, Mr. Hitchcock was with Colony Advisors, LLC where he was a Vice President of Asset Management and in charge of a $1 billion portfolio of distressed commercial real estate mortgages and non-performing real estate collateral. Prior to Colony, Mr. Hitchcock ran his own real estate development and mortgage brokerage company.

Mr. Hitchcock is a member of the State Bar of California, the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the USC Law and Business Forum program committee. Mr. Hitchcock is also actively involved in a number of community organizations. He volunteers at Hillsides Home for Children and helped form Pasadena Education Network, a non-profit organization formed to promote family participation in public education in Pasadena, California.

Mr. Hitchcock has been named one of the The Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law since 2019.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • USC Gould School of Law
  • University of Chicago
Areas of Practice

Real Estate | Real Estate Finance


  • Buchalter Client Alert: Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Transactions

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