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Maura O'Connor
Maura O'Connor is a commercial real estate lawyer and the managing partner of O’Connor Cochran LLP in Los Angeles. After heading the Southern California real estate practices of two major national law firms, she co-founded a boutique women-owned real estate and finance law firm. Maura also was the first female chair of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.



Her specialties include real estate financings, distressed loan enforcement, real estate acquisitions, and retail leasing, where she has created and implemented cutting edge large-scale systematized and scalable programs to deliver cost-effective legal services. Maura also has significant experience in handling foreign direct investment transactions by new entrants into the US and California markets.



Maura was named one of the top 10 real estate lawyers in Southern California by Real Estate Southern California. She frequently speaks about real estate law and related matters to industry groups. Contact Maura O'Connor.
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Posted by Ciara | Friday, May 25 2012 at 3:17AM ET
Economic recovery is still far from now. We should accept that fact.
Posted by GraciaL | Saturday, June 09 2012 at 5:20AM ET
I think you answered your own question quite adequately. The combination of lower incomes due to underemployment, together with the loss in liquidity/nw and home values while having to repay debt at 100% of face value is a recipe for a sluggish economy.
Posted by Chris_Terlizzi | Monday, July 23 2012 at 2:12PM ET