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Hunt Ortmann is one of the foremost authorities on California construction law, contracts, dispute resolution and litigation offering additional legal services in the areas of business and commercial law, employment matters and labor law compliance, real estate, insurance and suretyship.

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Kevin J. Brody




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Kevin Brody has practiced real estate and corporate law in California for over 20 years.

Mr. Brody has formulated, negotiated, documented and closed numerous stock, asset and real property purchase and sales transactions, real and personal property secured financings, office, retail and industrial leases, loan defeasances, joint ventures for the development of real estate, and various forms of entity formations including limited liability companies, corporations, and general and limited partnerships.

Mr. Brody has worked with property owners, developers, governmental agencies, lenders, borrowers, title insurers and other professionals in the acquisition, entitlement, financing, restructuring, development, leasing and disposition of properties including landfills, shopping centers, office buildings, mining sites, manufacturing facilities, agricultural properties, cold storage facilities, gas stations and other properties with environmental and geotechnical issues.

Mr. Brody has taught courses in commercial real estate to attorneys and real estate professionals and has published articles on various real estate and corporate topics in professional journals.


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., Senior Editor, Cornell International Law Journal
  • University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts- Economics and English Literature, with College and Departmental Honors

Bars + Courts

  • California
Practice Areas
  • California State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association – Business Law Section Co-Chair
  • Century City Bar Association – Board of Governors
  • California Department of Real Estate Licensed Broker (1991 – Present)
  • Pasadena Top Attorney sponsored by Pasadena Magazine 2010 – 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rating 5.0 out of 5 – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as Super Lawyer 2020
Representative Work
  • Purchase and Sale of a Variety of Office, Commercial and Industrial Properties.
  • Landlord Representation in Office Lease Negotiations with: a publicly-traded international entertainment conglomerate; banks, national retail franchisees; medical and other professional practice groups.
  • Borrower Representation in Real Property Secured Loans involving a 300,000 SF regional shopping center, the construction of mixed-use projects combining residential and retail components, country clubs and owner-user office and manufacturing facilities.
  • Business Mergers, Sales and Acquisitions in industries ranging from concrete to cosmetics and from coffee to state-of-the-art technology. Transactions ranging from $500,000 to $50,000,000.
  • Joint Ventures involving the construction industry, and nuclear detection equipment for homeland security.
  • Represented seller of former landfill site in multi-million dollar sales transaction.
  • Represented medial group in acquisition, subdivision, financing and development of multi-acre site as a medical clinic.
  • Represented purchaser of various commercial properties in 1031 exchange transactions.
  • Represented international agricultural company in corporate restructuring.
  • Represented family members in the distribution of various industrial properties to settle litigation.
News + Publications
  • Eight Hunt Ortmann Attorneys Named 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2012 Pasadena Top Attorneys Announced
  • Hunt Ortmann is Honored with 2011 Pasadena Top Attorney Selection
  • Hunt Ortmann Continues to Support Pasadena Community in 2011
  • Ortmann, Nieves, Paciulli & Brody Selected to Pasadena Magazine’s Top 2010 Attorneys!
  • Brody quoted in Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Brody Named Shareholder

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