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L. Sue Loftin
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  • Managing Counsel

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Carlsbad, CA

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760-431-2003

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As the founding partner of Loftin | Bedell P.C., I am proud to offer professional and creative solutions to assist our clients with their varied legal requirements. Loftin | Bedell P.C. is a dynamic full service civil law firm, serving the needs of clients through out California in the areas of real estate, finance, corporate law and litigation support for these areas, as well as trusts and estate planning. Loftin | Bedell P.C. has established itself as providing high quality legal services with an emphasis on creative solutions and individual attention. We are a client-focused law firm, which is passionate about our work and dedication to providing the highest quality of legal services, at competitive rates for the benefit of the Loftin | Bedell P.C. clients.

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Rising Tide Award” Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2015 Women Who Mean Business Award 2016 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Darrell E. Issa, March 2016 Certificate of Recognition, Colonel Rocky J. Chavez, California Assembly Member 76th District, March 2016

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Business
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1980
  • Supreme Court of California, 1980

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: National Outstanding Student, 1978-1979, Delta Theta Phi
    • Honors: Scholarship Key #5236 Delta Theta Phi
  • Oklahoma City University (University of Toronto), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Philosophy/History
    • Minor: English

Published Works

  • "California Affordable Housing Handbook", California Redevelopment Association, Chapter 8, Part 5
  • "CA Nonprofits: Tax and Business Answers", National Business Institute, Chapters II, III, IV, VI, VII, XVII and IX, 2003
  • "Commercial Evictions in California", National Business Institute, Chapter I and II, 2003
  • "Exempt Organizations: A Legal Guide", Cptrs
  • "Unrelated Business Income" & "Complying with Intermediate Sanction Regulations", National Business Institute, November, 2006

Representative Cases

  • San Marcos Mobilehome Owners' Assc. et al v. City of San Marcos, et al., 192 Cal.App.3d 1492, 1987, CA 4th Dist.
  • Property Owners of Whispering Palms, Inc. v. Newport Pacific Inc., et al., 132 Cal App 4th 666, 2005, CA 4th Dist.
  • Liker v. Foundation for Preservation of Mt. Helix Nature Theater, Not reprinted in Cal. Rptr. 2004 WL 1405937, 2004, CA 4th App
  • Sequoia Park Associates v. County of Sonoma, 176 Cal.App.4th 1270, 2009, CA 1st Dist.
  • Palm Springs Investment Company LP v. City of Palm Springs, 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. Lexis 1193 (February 19, 2010)
  • Carson Harbor Village, Ltd. v. City of Carson, 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. Lexis 2285, 2010, CA 2nd Dist.

Classes/Seminars

  • "La Moree: A study in Mobilehome Park conversions", California Redevelopment Association, Annual Meeting, 1997
  • "Commercial Evictions in California", National Business Institute, 2003 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "CA Nonprofits: Tax and Business Answers", National Business Institute, 2003 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "Exempt Organizations: A Legal Guide", National Business Institute, 2003 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "New Developments in Lending" , North San Diego County Bar Association, Real Estate Section (MCLE Qualified)
  • "Complying with Intermediate Sanction Regulations", National Business Institute, 2006 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "Unrelated Business Income", National Business Institute, 2006 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "How to Save on Attorneys' Fees: Be Management Proactive", Duties of Association & Board of Directors for HOAs, 2008
  • "Annual Financial Reporting Requirements for HOAs" , Resident Owned & Run Mobilehome Parks, 2009
  • "Management & Operations in the Economic Down Turn for HOAs", TLF Sponsored, 2009
  • "Resident Ownership of Mobilehome Parks", Chula Vista Mobilehome Task Force, Sponsored by the Redevelopment Agency of Chula Vista, 2010
  • "Protecting the Value of Your Community", TLF Sponsored, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Resolution of Achievement, CA House of Representatives, Mobilehome Park Housing, 1983
  • Resolution of Achievement, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Affordable Housing, 1984
  • 1st Woman Nat'l Officer, Delta Theta Phi
  • Patriotic Employer, Department of Defense
  • Business of the Year Award, Finalist, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • American Solution Award, Jobs & Prosperity Task Force, Advisory Board Member
  • San Marcos Mobilehome Owners Association, Service Award
  • Celebrating Excellence - Finalist Business of the Year, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition - California State Senate, 2012
  • Patriotic Employer - U.S. Department of Defense, 2011
  • Business of the Year Award - 2nd Place - Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
  • Star Award - San Diego Performing Arts Association
  • Presidential Award - California Ballet Association
  • Spirit of Dance Award - California Ballet
  • Life Member - National Registry of Who's Who

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1981 to Present
  • North County Bar Association, 2005 to Present
  • California Bar Association , 1980 to Present
  • California Bar Association, Member, Real Estate Subcommittee, 1995 to Present
  • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2005 to Present
  • Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, 2008 to Present
  • WMA - Western Mobilehome Park Owners Association

Past Employment Positions

  • CA Attorney General Office, Law Clerk, 1978 to 1978
  • Appellate Defenders, Law Clerk, 1979 to 1979

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Nu Beta Epsilon
  • Delta Theta Phi