MaryBeth Heydt


601 S. Figueroa Street
Suite 2130
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: (213) 341-2570


MaryBeth Heydt has over twenty-five years of in-house, AmLaw100 law firm and Fortune 50 business advisory experience representing and advising commercial real estate investors and developers, lenders, borrowers, and public agency clients.

MaryBeth’s practice focuses on a broad range of commercial real estate transactions. MaryBeth’s transactional experience includes a wide variety of product types including, multifamily, industrial, retail, office, hospitality, sale/leaseback, gas stations, convenience stores, quick-service restaurants, agriculture, and gaming.

On the commercial and corporate side, MaryBeth has extensive experience advising and representing clients in matters involving real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, construction, land use/zoning, planning, condemnation, environmental, and property management. Ms. Heydt also has experience advising clients in business entity formation and governance. On the finance side, MaryBeth advises and represents lenders in loan originations, modifications, refinancing, workout, foreclosure, and lender liability actions.

Prior to joining DTO Law, MaryBeth practiced at Lewis Brisbois in their commercial real estate, public agency, commercial finance, and banking practice groups. MaryBeth also served as an internal commercial real estate workout and lending advisor to one of the largest banks in the United States.

MaryBeth spent ten years as in-house counsel to commercial real estate investors and developers with assets across the U.S. MaryBeth has also served in the public sector as a Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Ronald Sohigian and Judge John H. Major for the Los Angeles Superior Court and as a legal extern for the Natural Resources Defense Council, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Los Angeles City Attorney Land Use Division. Additionally, she has litigated high profile cases such as the Northridge Meadows Apartment collapse matter.

MaryBeth also holds a Master of Planning degree from the University of Southern California.

When MaryBeth is not closing deals, you will find her traveling (twenty-six countries and counting), watching Wisconsin Badger and Southern Cal Trojan football, mentoring college and graduate students interested in careers in law or real estate, cooking, going to performing arts events, or spending time with her family.

  • Super Lawyers, “Top Rated: Real Estate(2023)
  • Bisnow, “Trailblazer,” Commercial Real Estate (2022)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal, “Women of Influence: Attorneys” (2022)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal, “Leaders in Law: Commercial Real Estate” (2021)
  • and Real Estate Forum, “Women of Influence – CRE Legal Counsel” (2021)
  • California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Panel, Executive Committee Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association-Real Property Section, Crocker Symposium Planning Committee Member
  • Commercial Real Estate Women, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association-Real Property Section, Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • University of Southern California Real Estate and Business Seminar, Executive Committee Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member

Just as every parcel of property is unique, so are the challenges that arise in real estate transactions.  For that reason, and true to our mission, our lawyers help clients develop a strategic plan with respect to real estate transactions that is compatible with the overall business strategy.

Our team has experience handling complex real estate transactions in the following areas:

  • Acquisition and Disposition
  • CC&R and REAs
  • Development
  • Financing
  • Land Use and Entitlements
  • Leasing
  • Timeshares, Fractional Ownership and Commercial Condominiums

In our capacity as counsel, we have assisted a wide variety of clients, including investors, property owners, tenants, developers and lenders with the purchase, sale, development and financing of real property transactions.