Susan Brooke Thompson*
Santa Barbara, California
Susan concentrates her practice primarily on the representation of financial institutions, lenders and investment bankers in real estate and commercial financial transactions, loan acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, inter-creditor finance structuring, public finance and problem assets. Susan's experience also includes construction financing, bridge lending and mezzanine lending.
Prior to entering into private practice, Susan served as in-house counsel for a California state chartered bank, documenting and negotiating complex financial transactions, handling special assets, foreclosures, REO sales, loan workouts, loan sales and settlements, providing regulatory advice and assisting with general corporate legal matters.
Susan is a partner in Santa Barbara Social Venture Partners and works collaboratively with numerous non-profits to facilitate strategic growth and financial independence.
Susan graduated from the University of Montana School of Law (1998). She is admitted to practice in Montana (1998) and California (2003).