L. Sue Loftin

L. Sue Loftin

L. Sue Loftin

Managing Counsel
Location:
Carlsbad, California
Phone:
760-814-9649
866-933-2340 (Toll Free)
Fax:
760-431-2003
Email:

As the founding partner of The Loftin Firm, LLP, I am proud to offer professional and creative solutions to assist our clients with their varied legal requirements. The Loftin Firm is a dynamic full service civil law firm, serving the needs of clients through out California in the areas of real estate, finance, corporate law and litigation support for these areas, as well as trusts and estate planning. The Loftin Firm has established itself as providing high quality legal services with an emphasis on creative solutions and individual attention. We are a client-focused law firm, which is passionate about our work and dedication to providing the highest quality of legal services, at competitive rates for the benefit of the Loftin Firm's clients.

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"Rising Tide Award” Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2015
Women Who Mean Business Award 2016
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Darrell E. Issa, March 2016
Certificate of Recognition, Colonel Rocky J. Chavez, California Assembly Member 76th District, March 2016

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Business
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1980
  • Supreme Court of California, 1980

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: National Outstanding Student, 1978-1979, Delta Theta Phi
    • Honors: Scholarship Key #5236 Delta Theta Phi
    • Law Journal: Criminal Justice Journal, Book Review Editor, 1977 - 1979
    • Law Journal: Criminal Justice Journal, Executive Editor, 1977 - 1979
  • Oklahoma City University (University of Toronto), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Philosophy/History
    • Minor: English

Published Works

  • "California Affordable Housing Handbook", California Redevelopment Association, Chapter 8, Part 5
  • "CA Nonprofits: Tax and Business Answers", National Business Institute, Chapters II, III, IV, VI, VII, XVII and IX, 2003
  • "Commercial Evictions in California", National Business Institute, Chapter I and II, 2003
  • "Exempt Organizations: A Legal Guide", Cptrs
  • "Unrelated Business Income" & "Complying with Intermediate Sanction Regulations", National Business Institute, November, 2006

Classes/Seminars

  • "La Moree: A study in Mobilehome Park conversions", California Redevelopment Association, Annual Meeting, 1997
  • "Commercial Evictions in California", National Business Institute, 2003 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "CA Nonprofits: Tax and Business Answers", National Business Institute, 2003 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "Exempt Organizations: A Legal Guide", National Business Institute, 2003 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "New Developments in Lending" , North San Diego County Bar Association, Real Estate Section (MCLE Qualified)
  • "Complying with Intermediate Sanction Regulations", National Business Institute, 2006 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "Unrelated Business Income", National Business Institute, 2006 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "How to Save on Attorneys' Fees: Be Management Proactive", Duties of Association & Board of Directors for HOAs, 2008
  • "Annual Financial Reporting Requirements for HOAs" , Resident Owned & Run Mobilehome Parks, 2009
  • "Management & Operations in the Economic Down Turn for HOAs", TLF Sponsored, 2009
  • "Resident Ownership of Mobilehome Parks", Chula Vista Mobilehome Task Force, Sponsored by the Redevelopment Agency of Chula Vista, 2010
  • "Protecting the Value of Your Community", TLF Sponsored, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Resolution of Achievement, CA House of Representatives, Mobilehome Park Housing, 1983
  • Resolution of Achievement, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Affordable Housing, 1984
  • 1st Woman Nat'l Officer, Delta Theta Phi
  • Patriotic Employer, Department of Defense
  • Business of the Year Award, Finalist, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • American Solution Award, Jobs & Prosperity Task Force, Advisory Board Member
  • San Marcos Mobilehome Owners Association, Service Award
  • Celebrating Excellence - Finalist Business of the Year, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition - California State Senate, 2012
  • Patriotic Employer - U.S. Department of Defense, 2011
  • Business of the Year Award - 2nd Place - Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
  • Star Award - San Diego Performing Arts Association
  • Presidential Award - California Ballet Association
  • Spirit of Dance Award - California Ballet
  • Life Member - National Registry of Who's Who

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1981 - Present
  • North County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • California Bar Association , 1980 - Present
  • California Bar Association, Member, Real Estate Subcommittee, 1995 - Present
  • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2005 - Present
  • Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, 2008 - Present
  • WMA - Western Mobilehome Park Owners Association

Past Employment Positions

  • CA Attorney General Office, Law Clerk, 1978
  • Appellate Defenders, Law Clerk, 1979

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Nu Beta Epsilon
  • Delta Theta Phi