Zena M Ho - McDermott Will & Emery


Zena M Ho focuses her practice on real estate and real estate finance. She represents banks, non-bank lenders, real estate companies, real estate investment trusts and private equity funds in a wide variety of real estate-related transactions. Zena advises borrowers and lenders on structuring and documenting all types of real estate financing transactions involving a broad range of real estate assets, such as multifamily developments, office and industrial parks, retail centers, mixed-use projects and hospitality properties. She also represents lenders in the purchase, workout and restructuring of distressed loans, debt and equity financing and other intercreditor transactions.

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  • The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017-2019


  • CRE Finance Council (CREFC), Women’s Network, member
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Women’s Leadership Initiative, member
  • Korean Real Estate Professionals Association, member


Loyola Law School, JD, 2009
University of California Los Angeles, BA, 2005

US District Court for the Central District of California