Linda D. Pasin, Of Counsel
Ms. Linda D. Pasin’s practice involves a wide variety of business and real estate matters in state and federal court, including title and escrow litigation, contract claims, business torts, unfair business competition, unfair business practices, lease disputes and class actions. She previously held the title of vice president/counsel at a title insurance company before moving to private practice, where she defended title insurers in breach of contract, escrow and insurance bad faith lawsuits. She has also been engaged by title insurers to represent their insureds (lenders and owners) in real estate title disputes. Clients represented by Ms. Pasin include real estate developers, commercial landlords, lending institutions, title and escrow companies and retailers.
Ms. Pasin was selected as a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers, and twice published in the California Real Estate Journal. Ms. Pasin is also a licensed real estate broker and CEO of her brokerage. She is also fluent in Vietnamese.
Ms. Pasin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (political science and sociology) from the University of California at Los Angeles. She also has a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, where she was the editor and a staff writer for the International and Comparative Law Review.
Ms. Pasin successfully represented an insured lender in a lien priority action involving two deeds of trust recorded at the same time against the same property. After the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the insured lender, the Court of Appeal affirmed and concluded that under Government Code section 1170, both deeds of trust were deemed to have been recorded simultaneously and had equal priority. First Bank v. East West Bank, et. al.,199 Cal.App.4th 1309 (2011)
Ms. Pasin obtained summary judgment in a “race notice “ case in favor of a purchaser of commercial property against a lender who failed to perfect its lien interest. Ms. Pasin established that her client was first to record its interest against the property and did not have notice of the prior interest. This early victory saved her client substantial money in attorneys’ fees and costs.
Ms. Pasin obtained summary judgment in favor of a title insurer against a private party lender whose loan servicer absconded with loan proceeds in a refinance transaction. In addition, Ms. Pasin also secured a summary judgment on behalf of the subsequent lender who complied with a payoff demand before the loan proceeds were converted by the loan servicer. The court found that as a matter of law the title insurer owed no duties as a matter of law and that the subsequent lender fully complied with the payoff demand.
- J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (2002)
- Editor and Staff Writer, International and Comparative Law Review
- Dean’s Honor List
- B.A. (Political Science and Sociology), University of California at Los Angeles (1999)
Membership and Community Affiliations
- Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
- Member, Orange County Bar Association
- Author, California Real Estate Journal
- “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers