Kim Boras leads the Real Estate Practice in Los Angeles and draws on over three decades of experience to advise clients on real estate financings, acquisitions and dispositions, and major leasing transactions.

Ms. Boras represents clients on all sides of commercial real estate matters, including lenders and borrowers, purchasers and sellers, and landlords and tenants. She handles matters involving a variety of asset classes including:

  • Office buildings
  • Hotels
  • Industrial buildings
  • Retail properties
  • Hospitals and nonprofit institutions
  • Educational facilities
  • Sports arenas
  • Assemblages

Ms. Boras combines her experience with nearly every type of real estate transaction, strong working relationships within the real estate industry, and close collaboration with colleagues across the firm’s global platform to help clients efficiently execute complex transactions.

Her financing work includes the full range of real estate secured finance structures, as well as restructuring loans and negotiating workouts.

She negotiates major commercial leases and subleases on behalf of both landlords and tenants in the office, retail, entertainment, and industrial space. Ms. Boras also regularly works with land use, corporate, and finance colleagues to advise on the real estate aspects of development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate banking, and secured bond transactions.

Ms. Boras prioritizes giving back to the community. She serves on the Board of the Inner City Law Center and maintains an active pro bono practice, including real estate work on behalf of nonprofit organizations. 

A recognized leader at the firm, Ms. Boras is Local Chair of the Pro Bono Committee in Los Angeles and was a founding partner for the Black Lawyers Group. She is a long-standing member of the Opinions and Confirmations Committee and has also served on the Recruiting Committee, Legal Professional & Paralegal Committee, and Mentoring Committee.

Ms. Boras’ experience includes representing:

Sales, Acquisitions, Dispositions

  • A major sports franchise in its acquisition of a site for a contemplated new stadium
  • A university in its acquisition of adjacent county-owned property for the expansion of the university campus
  • The sale of a historically landmarked property in Venice converted to creative office space


  • Lenders (major US and international investment banks, commercial banks, and private equity funds) and borrowers (various corporate entities) in single-asset and multiple-property portfolio real estate financings, including mortgage, mezzanine, and securitized financings, as well as participations and syndications secured by a range of property types
  • A synthetic leasing transaction to construct a US$1 billion manufacturing facility




  • A non-profit museum entity in the ground leasing of the site for its new museum and related facilities within a larger park campus
  • USC in its:
    • Long-term ground lease of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena from a Joint Powers Authority composed of the State of California, the County of Los Angeles, and the City of Los Angeles
    • Ground lease of the Sports Arena site to the Los Angeles Football Club to develop a new soccer stadium facility
  • A community hospital in its ground lease of its new hospital facility from the County of Los Angeles, as well as negotiating the financing used to obtain equipment and initial operating funds

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • BA, Rollins College