Eric Altoon

Of Counsel

Eric Altoon is Of Counsel at Early Sullivan. Mr. Altoon specializes in representing local, national, and international clients (lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, developers, architects and contractors) in a variety of complex real estate transactions for office, industrial, commercial, retail, hospitality, gaming, residential, telecommunications and low-income housing projects, including the following: (i) leasing (office, retail, industrial, ground) and property management; (ii) acquisitions and dispositions; (iii) financing (acquisition, construction, permanent, mezzanine, refinance, workouts, restructurings and modifications, foreclosures, short sales, sale of distressed REO and notes); (iv) construction and development; and (iv) LEED certification of newly constructed buildings and interior commercial space of existing buildings. Mr. Altoon is also one of approximately 120 attorneys in California to be designated a LEED® AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional), which makes him qualified as an expert in the field of sustainable design with a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles (e.g., energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, and improved indoor environmental quality), and the LEED Green Building Rating System, to provide advice on leasing, acquiring, disposing, and financing of LEED certified projects and assist clients with obtaining certification in accordance with the LEED Rating System. 

Mr. Altoon has written and spoken on the following real estate legal topics:

  • Lease Issues in Connection with LEED Projects, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section.
  • Hot Topics in Green Leases, United States Green Building Council – Long Beach Chapter
  • Commercial Lease Provisions Impacted by the LEED Rating System, the CALGreen Code, and Local “Green Building” Ordinances, San Fernando Valley Green Team
  • Not Easy Leasing Green: Consider these provisions before pursuing LEED certification, Commercial Investment Real Estate, September|October 2012 edition (The Magazine of the CCIM Institute)
  • Loan Modifications: Lender Liability Issues, Commentary on
  • Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in California: The Purchase and Sale Agreement, Lorman Educational Services

Mr. Altoon is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (“LACBA”), a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Section of the LACBA and a Planning Committee member of the Crocker Commercial Real Estate Law Symposium. Previously, Mr. Altoon served as the Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chair of Programming and Chair of the Real Property Section of LACBA and on the Planning Committee of the Urban Land Institute and the Board of Directors for the San Fernando Valley Green Team. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law each year since 2022.

Mr. Altoon received a J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1997 and a B.A. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994.