David A. Barksdale

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Los Angeles
United States
T:+1 213 892 9306
Los Angeles
United States
T:+1 213 892 9306
David A. Barksdale

David A. Barksdale


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David Barksdale draws on more than 30 years of experience in advising clients on real estate finance and investment matters. He represents both lenders and borrowers in structured and syndicated finance transactions and handles acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, workouts and restructurings involving real estate assets of all types.

Dave represents life insurance companies, pension funds, financial institutions and investment banks as lenders and equity investors utilizing project finance, and as lenders in the origination of real estate finance for balance sheet or securitization.  He also has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and financing joint venture investments.

Additionally, Dave advises lenders and investors in the workout and restructuring of real estate financing, including special servicers in connection with CMBS debt. He represents private equity funds in the investment and deployment of capital, whether as debt or equity. He has represented real estate developers in the financing, acquisition, disposition, development and construction of retail, office, industrial, hotel, casino, special-use, residential and mixed-use properties as well as master-planned communities.

In addition to Dave's extensive practice, he is committed to pro bono service, handling a number of pro bono adoption matters.

Professional experience

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JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1988
BA , magna cum laude, Oral Roberts University, 1985
BS, magna cum laude, Oral Roberts University, 1985

  • California State Bar
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2010-2021
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, CRE Finance Council


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