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Leon J. Owens, JD

Managing Director

Pasadena and Westside


Leon J. Owens is a Managing Director of Janas. His extensive experience includes providing a wide variety of business and real estate advice to support his clients. His consulting and professional solutions, combined with strategies to solve business challenges, are a result of Leon’s personalized, senior-level attention.

Leon is your company’s Trusted Advisor when you need a decision-maker or a skilled negotiator. He can facilitate confidential communications that impact your business. His consulting emphasizes operations, lender-borrower relations, turnaround/interim management, liquidating agent, asset management, and resolution of commercial issues.

Honorable C. Edward Simpson, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles commented after Leon’s work for a client, “Without the effort and the work of Mr. Owens, I don’t believe that this matter would have ever been resolved.”

Leon’s clients have controlled a diversity of assets: full service athletic club, office buildings on ground leases, retail strip centers, mini-warehouses, raw and partially improved land, apartments and condominiums.

Leon was formerly the Principal Managing Partner of Lee-Jay Development Company, Inc. The company developed 750 residential units in Southern California and Arizona, and commercial/industrial buildings near the Ontario California Airport. As the National Liquidation Executive of International Fastener Research Corporation, Leon was responsible for valuation, management and disposition of major holdings of real and personal property throughout the United States.

Education & Certifications

Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles, J.D.

UCLA Anderson School of Management, Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

University of California Santa Barbara, B.A.       

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

Institute of Management Consultants

Los Angeles County Bar Association Provisional & Post Judgment Remedies Section

California Receiver’s Forum        

California Department of Real Estate, Licensee

California Mortgage Association (CMA)            

Special Assets Management Association (SAMA)