Loryn Dunn Arkow | Los Angeles | Hogan Lovells

Loryn Dunn Arkow

Partner Corporate & Finance


Japanese, Spanish


Loryn Dunn Arkow
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Loryn Dunn Arkow is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group. She has extensive experience handling acquisition, disposition and development transactions; joint ventures and preferred equity, capital raises, and debt finance transactions; recapitalizations and workouts.

Clients turn to Loryn for counsel on structuring complex transactions and ownership vehicles, and in finding creative strategies to get deals done.

Her client list includes institutional investment advisors, private equity funds and other investors, sponsors, and developers in sectors including multifamily, office, industrial, studio, retail, medical, and mixed-use projects.

She speaks Japanese and Spanish, and has been recognized by Chambers, Super Lawyers and The Legal 500.

"Loryn is brilliant: an ace attorney who proves that kind, empathetic people are often the best deal makers, as they can read the other side, craft creative solutions and move projects forward," Chambers USA reports. Clients also say Loryn is "a fantastic negotiator."

Representative experience

Represented television network in the sale of a twenty-five acre iconic Los Angeles studio and office complex and studio operations business for US$750m*

Represented aforeign institutional asset manager in aplatform venture to invest in industrial and multifamily properties across the United States.*

Represented multiple clients in apartment acquisitions and related debt financings and joint ventures, from stand-alone projects to a several-hundred-million-dollar portfolio.*

Represented foreign institutional asset manager in the recapitalization of a Boston trophy apartment complex valued at over US$250m.*

Represented pension fund in US$125m purchase of partnership interest in core San Francisco office building, structuring and negotiating partnership rights and obligations.*

Represented public REIT in US$400m acquisition of San Francisco office building.*

Represented public company in joint venture for development of retail outlet mall.*

Represented life insurance company in origination of US$120m construction loan for a 600-unit apartment building in San Diego, California.*

Handled entity structuring and complex joint venture documentation for an investment vehicle to acquire two hotels in the Western United States through a bankruptcy auction process.*

Negotiated, documented and executed acquisition by developer of portfolio of retail properties through a bankruptcy Section 363 sale.*

Represented pension fund advisor in negotiation and documentation of joint venture and debt financing with major national developer of high rise apartments and condominiums in Southern California.*

Structured buy-out, equity infusion and reorganization transactions to minimize transfer tax and reassessment consequences under California law.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 1996
  • M.A., The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1996
  • B.A., Harvard University, magna cum laude, 1990
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • California
  • Member, Urban Land Institute, ULI WLI Grow Mentor, and Member, ULI Los Angeles Leadership Council
  • Board Secretary and Director, Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE). Member, Stanford Real Estate Council
  • Member, Real Property Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association


2023 Women of Influence

Los Angeles Business Journal

Best Lawyers in America

Real Estate Law

Southern, Real Estate

Chambers California

Women of Influence in Commercial Real Estate

Globe St. - Real Estate Forum

Leaders in Law Honoree, Real Estate Attorney of the Year for 2019

Los Angeles Business Journal

Nationally recommended

The Legal 500 United States