Christopher J. Donovan



(949) 535-1460



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

Loan Documentation
Documentation of Simple to Complex Business Purpose Loans & Loans Secured by Commercial Real Estate
Fund Formation and Compliance
The Largest Fund Creator in California
Hard Money Lender Representation & Private Money Lender Representation
Licensing, Compliance, and Reporting
Architects of Mortgage Pools, Real Estate Funds, REITS, and Opportunity Zone Funds
Department of Real Estate Defense and Department of Financial Protection and Innovation Defense
Consumer Credit


Thomas Jefferson School of Law


San Diego State University

B.A., magna cum laude

Programs And Affiliations

California State Bar

Passed Bar Exam – Became Licensed to Practice Law – 2017

Orange 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 Association

Education, Advocacy and Resources For Private Money Lenders.

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