213-229-2868 Los Angeles
510-450-1850 Oakland

Christopher M. DarganPartner

Los Angeles 213-229-2868 213-229-2870

Mr. Dargan has substantial experience representing clients in real property sales, development, construction, financing and leasing.  He is well-versed in the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of shopping centers, office properties, warehouse and industrial complexes, public works, and multifamily apartment properties.

In addition to representing private real estate clients, Mr. Dargan has been a California County senior deputy attorney, handling a wide variety of real estate projects, such as harbor and park development and use and low-income housing development and financing.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Fortune 500 client in a transaction involving the acquisition of over 200 home improvement retail stores located in 5 states.
  • Represented one of the largest regional discount chains in the acquisition, leasing and operation of over 100 locations located in 10 states.
  • Lead counsel on the leasing of over 40 retail stores in a major southern California harbor property.
  • Lead counsel representing ownership in numerous shopping center lease negotiations with major credit tenants such as Ross, Anna’s, Staples, Office Depot and Chase.
  • Lead counsel handling low income multifamily loan programs for 10 years for a public housing authority.
  • Represented a variety of originators of over $500,000,000 in commercial mortgage loans throughout the United States.
  • Represented multifamily venture groups in the formation, acquisition, financing, operation and disposition of multifamily properties located throughout the United States.

Admissions, Memberships & Qualifications

  • State Bar of California, 1981 (Member, Real Property and Taxation Sections)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member, Real Property Section)


  • University of Southern California School of Law, J.D., 1981 (Hale Moot Court Honors Program)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1978 (magna cum laude); Departmental Honors in History and Political Science

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Author, “Assignment and Subletting – The Changing Standards and Practical Solutions,” National Mall Monitor, Vol. 15, No. 2, May, 1985


  • Southern California Super Lawyer (2014 – 2018)
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