Christopher J. Donovan
Real Estate Finance Attorney

Christopher J. Donovan, AssociateChristopher J. Donovan, Senior Associate

Call: (949) 535-1460
Fax: (800) 584-6950
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Christopher J. Donovan, under the tutelage of Dennis H. Doss, has become highly skilled in mortgage finance law. Chris is a Real Estate Finance Attorney providing business/transactional legal services focused on: Real Estate, Mortgage Lending and Securities while working with a wide variety of institutional, professional and individual clients. He is a driven, meticulous and reliable attorney with legal experience in Hard Money Lender Representation, Private Money Lender Representation, Mortgage Fund Formation, Loan Documentation, Lender Licensing/Compliance and DRE/DFPI Defense.

Chris performed as General Counsel for an innovative real estate renovation company and accomplished real estate brokerage providing legal advice in the areas of real estate and financial: transactions, negotiations, contracts and document drafting. He accomplished legal matters involving underwriting, escrow, title and closings.

Chris served as Chief Executive Officer for a privately-owned commercial finance firm supervising the company’s commercial: real estate, finance and lease representation business. He also worked as a Financial Advisor holding the following licenses: Series 6, Series 63 and Life & Health Insurance License.

Areas of Practice

  • Securities (Mortgage and Real Estate Offerings)
  • Mortgage Lending (Private Money and Conventional)
  • Corporate
  • Private Money Lending


Thomas Jefferson School of LawThomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego State UniversitySan Diego State University
B.A., magna cum laude

Programs & Affiliations

The State Bar of CaliforniaCalifornia State Bar
Passed Bar Exam – Became Licensed to Practice Law – 2017

Orange County Bar AssociationOrange County Bar Association
To Enhance the System of Justice, To Support the Lawyers Who Serve It, and To Assist the Community Served By It.

California Mortgage AssociationCalifornia Mortgage Association
Education, Advocacy and Resources For Private Money Lenders

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& Beyond

Southern California Office:
300 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92618