Specializing in business and real estate transactions since 1978, Matthew C. Fragner earned his J.D. from the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (1978) and his B.A. from Yale University (1975). Mr. Fragner has been involved in representing a variety of start-up, growing and mature businesses, as well as developers, lenders and tenants of high rise office buildings, shopping centers, single family and multi-family residential projects and industrial office parks, with particular expertise in leasing, sale/leaseback transactions, limited liability companies, redevelopment projects, private/public partnerships and complex multi-phased projects.

Clients Mr. Fragner has represented include The CIM Group, Citicorp, Union Oil Company of California, General Electric Capital Corporation, Imperial Credit Commercial Mortgage Investment Corp., McDonald's, Trammell Crow, Legacy Partners, Deutsche Financial Services, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, N.T. & S.A., The Prudential Insurance Company of America, First Interstate Bank, Credit Lyonnais, Dunlop Tire Corporation, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton.


From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Fragner was chair of the Commercial Development and Leasing Subsection of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and on the Real Property Section Executive Committee.

Mr. Fragner has lectured at the University of Southern California Real Estate Development Graduate School (1995-1999) and to various local, state and national bar groups on Opinions in California Real Estate Loan Transactions (1987), Real Estate Aspects of Co-generation Facilities (1988), Reciprocal Easement Agreements (1990), Negotiating Agreements Between Tenants and Lenders (1991), Customizing Title Endorsements (1991), Alternative Pricing for Legal Services (1994), Tenant Improvement Work Letters (1994-1999), Nondisturbance, Subordination and Attornment Agreements (1996, 1997), Financing Ground Leases (1998, 1999), Environmental Disclosures (1999), Year 2000 Real Estate Issues (1999), Structuring Real Estate Ventures (2002, 2003) and Miscellaneous Provisions (2004). Mr. Fragner's publications include:

"Atlas Shrugged" - Who Wrote This Damned Lease Provision Anyway? Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section Review (January, 1995)

"Fine Print" - Los Angeles Lawyer (January, 1998) (cover article)

"Tips for Buying Property Out of Bankruptcy" (with Peter J. Gurfein) - Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section Review (September/October,1998)

"Universal Document Drafting Checklist" -  Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section Review (March/April, 1998)

"Sophisticated Use of Estoppel Certificates" - Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section Review (2004)

"Insurance Deductibles as an Operating Expense" - Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section Review (2004).