Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Professional Details

Mary K. Koon, Senior Counsel

Mary K. Koon handles commercial real estate transactions of all types and sizes, including purchase and sale, leasing, development, financing and title matters, for a wide range of clients--from individual owners and investors, to publicly and privately owned entities of varying size.  Ms. Koon has extensive experience advising and assisting clients with negotiating, structuring, documenting and closing real estate transactions in California and throughout the United States. She also assists clients with residential property matters. 

Previously, Ms. Koon practiced real estate law at Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger in Los Angeles.  Subsequently she accepted a position as in-house real estate counsel for a  privately-held California company with a large portfolio of  industrial/commercial real estate in the western United States.  Her in-house experience provided a unique perspective and greater understanding of clients’ needs for efficiency and practical solutions in the handling of their real estate transactions.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association | Real Property Section

Representative Clients and Matters

  • Represents major food processing business in obtaining real and personal property tax incentives in connection with expansion and consolidation of plant facilities, including negotiating with municipal entities and documenting complex multi-layered incentive agreements involving sale/leaseback/financing of incentive-eligible assets.
  • Represented and advised clients in multiple aspects of re-structuring 35+ family-owned real estate partnerships, including change in ownership and reassessment issues, assumption of loans by re-structured borrowers, review of title matters, and coordination with corporate attorney handling entity dissolutions, conversions and new formations to implement client’s plan.