Carson Leonard

Carson Leonard

Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 2018

Los Angeles, California

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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Carson Leonard, a partner in the Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, concentrates his practice in real estate finance and represents banks and institutional investors in the origination, servicing, sale and restructuring of all manner of commercial real estate debt. He has served as lender's lead counsel in several of the largest stand-alone real estate financings in recent years, and routinely works with clients on portfolio, syndicated and securitization transactions across all asset classes. His expertise covers mezzanine financing and other subordinate debt structures, as well as preferred equity.


  • 333 South Hope Street, 16th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-3004


  • Columbia University, J.D., graduated 1992
  • Duke University, B.A., graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • California, California
  • New York, New York


  • Commercial Real Estate Finance Counsel - Member
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of America - Member

Alston & Bird LLP
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

227 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

99 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Capital Markets
  • Real Estate
  • Structured Finance

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