Nixon Peabody names new managing partner in Los Angeles

February 06, 2018

Senior Manager, Media Relations
Nicholas Braude

Los Angeles, CA. Nixon Peabody LLP announces Justin X. Thompson will serve as managing partner of the Los Angeles office, building on the office’s strategic growth in a key geography for the firm.

“Justin is an accomplished attorney who has built a successful commercial real estate practice while also leading forward-thinking initiatives for our firm, such as how autonomous vehicles will affect the communities where we work and live,” said Andrew Glincher, Nixon Peabody CEO and managing partner. “I know he will take an innovative, enthusiastic, and client-focused approach to leading our Los Angeles office into the future.”

Nixon Peabody represents major cultural, academic, health care and municipal entities in the Los Angeles region. Attorneys in this office have successfully closed major infrastructure and real estate deals, reshaped the delivery of health care in the city, and secured trial victories for clients in the arts and entertainment and life sciences industries.

Notable clients include the city and county of Los Angeles, Oceanwide Plaza, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, University of Southern California, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, H&M, the estate of Notorious B.I.G., Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and Caltech.

“The people, practices, and initiatives in this office reflect the energy and diversity of our community,” said Justin. “I’m excited and honored to take on this role and look forward to continuing the great work of our attorneys and staff in developing creative, forward-thinking solutions for our clients.”

Justin will continue advising commercial and industrial developers, investors, lenders, and property owners on all aspects of real estate transactions—including financing, development, leasing, loan restructurings, land exchanges, sale-leasebacks, property management arrangements and joint ventures. He works in several niche areas, including technology and real estate, subdivision and condominium development, inbound real estate investment and EB-5 financing.

Justin succeeds Seth Levy, who helped lead the office’s growth and strategic development for the last four years. Under Seth’s leadership, Nixon Peabody’s Los Angeles office has tripled in size to 107 attorneys and staff and moved into a new, cutting-edge office space in the heart of downtown.

Seth, co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences practice, will maintain his busy practice focusing on intellectual property protection, strategy and disputes, particularly in life sciences and health care. He also handles a range of technology, clinical research and entertainment transactions and acts as outside general counsel to emerging growth companies.

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