Lydia W. Wu

Fax 310-553-0687


Lydia Wu’s practice involves all aspects of real estate transactions, including financing, restructuring of distressed real estate, purchase and sale, and leasing.

Her experience includes handling major multi-state and multi-property transactions as well as local, single-property deals for institutional investors, real estate funds and individuals involving most categories of real estate asset such as industrial, warehouse, storage, data centers, multi-family, retail, office, resort/hotel, student housing and senior housing properties. She strives to maintain a practical deal-making approach by adding valuable business perspective in a cost-effective manner in her handling of all stages of real estate investment.

As counsel to borrowers and lenders, Lydia has an extensive background in steering and closing sophisticated transactions including secured and unsecured financings, syndicated and non-syndicated commercial loans, revolving credit facilities, ground lease financings, construction loans, asset-backed loans, mezzanine loans, CMBS loans, bridge loans, loan-sale programs, and mixed-finance transactions. 

As counsel to developers, investors, landlords and tenants, she represented major developers, REITs, family offices, hotel and hospitality providers, insurance companies, as well as non-real estate clients throughout the real estate investment cycle including entity structuring, acquisition, financing, tax deferred exchanges, leasing and sales.

Lydia has also enjoyed serving her community as a mentor to California Youth Authority parolees through Volunteers in Parole, Inc., as a board member and pro bono attorney for Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles, and as counsel to children in guardianship and adoption matters through the Alliance for Children’s Rights.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA), 2011–present
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • USC Real Estate Law and Business Forum, Planning Committee, 2011 and 2012
  • Former member of California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Los Angeles Headquarters Association (LAHQ), Korean American Bar Association (KABA), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Alliance for Children’s Rights, Pro bono counsel for adoption matters
  • Volunteers in Parole, Inc., Mentor
  • Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles, Pro Bono counsel and former board member


  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award 2005, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Nominee, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2008 “Women Making a Difference” award

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Westminster Theological Seminary  (M.A.)
  • University of California, Irvine  (B.A.)


  • Korean
  • Portuguese