Dennis H. Doss



Dennis H. Doss is well versed in all aspects of mortgage finance, from the entities that operate and finance real estate to the professionals who finance real estate. He is a frequent lecturer on mortgage related issues, including consumer credit, commercial credit, mortgage backed securities, private money lending and lending compliance.

Dennis has been a private money mortgage lawyer since 1978 and counts many of the top private or hard money mortgage lenders as his clients.

Dennis also taught corporate law for 15 years at the University of California at Irvine-Extension. He has served as counsel to litigation committees in corporate derivative actions.

Dennis served on the Real Finance Advisory subcommittee of the California Department of Real Estate and is the co-author of its primary borrower disclosure form RE 883, Mortgage Loan Disclosure Statement, used by private money mortgage lenders

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


California Western School of Law

J.D., magna cum laude

California State University at Northridge


Continuing Education

Ongoing general continuing legal education (CLE) and
finance law specific educational programs

Programs And Affiliations

California State Bar

Passed Bar Exam – Became Licensed to Practice Law – 1978

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.

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