The Loftin Firm, P.C.

The Loftin Firm, P.C.

The Loftin Firm, P.C. is a boutique law firm serving the legal and business needs of its clients in the areas of real estate, land use, corporate law, estate planning, and civil litigation.

Firm Overview

The Loftin Firm, P.C. has established itself as providing high-quality legal services with an emphasis on creative resolutions. The Firm brings our experience and expertise to evaluate clients' business and personal goals, the economic climate in which we all must operate, and the changes likely to occur that might affect these decisions. It is the Firm's goal to provide each of its clients with highest quality of personal service in a courteous, cost-effective, and professional manner.

The Firm has experience representing various clients, including individuals, developers, brokers, publicly- traded companies, internationally diversified companies, and governmental agencies. The Firm has over thirty-five years of experience in the legal field and is one of a handful of firms that has experience in mobilehome park / manufactured housing law. Our experienced attorneys are licensed to practice at both the trial and appellate level, from simple landlord/tenant and collection issues to large corporate and class action suits.
Main Office

Main Office
5760 Fleet Street, Suite 110
Carlsbad  CA  92008

  • 760-431-2111
  • 760-431-2003
Real Estate
The Loftin Firm, P.C. offers comprehensive real estate services to our clients.The Firm offers decades of experience serving the legal needs of commercial property owners, investors, developers, commercial tenants, and other individuals & businesses.
Areas of Law:
-Real Property
-Real Estate
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-Real Property Development
-Commercial Real Estate
-Land Use
-Environmental Law
-Estate Planning
-Community Association Law
-Mobile Home Law
-Manufactured Housing Law
-Affordable Housing
-Business Organization
-Business Planning
-Business Regulation
-Civil Litigation

L. Sue Loftin

Attorney in Carlsbad, CA

As the founding partner of The Loftin Firm, P.C., I am proud to offer professional and creative solutions to assist our clients with their varied legal requirements. The Loftin Firm is a dynamic full service civil law firm, serving the needs of clients throughout California in the areas of real estate, finance, corporate law and litigation support for these areas, as well as trusts and estate planning. The Loftin Firm 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 Firm's clients.

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 (CA 4th Dist. 1987)

Property Owners of Whispering Palms, Inc. v. Newport Pacific Inc., et al., 132 Cal App 4th 666 (CA 4th Dist. 2005)

Liker v. Foundation for Preservation of Mt. Helix Nature Theater, Not reprinted in Cal. Rptr. 2004 WL 1405937 (CA 4th App 2004)

Sequoia Park Associates v. County of Sonoma, 176 Cal.App.4th 1270 (CA 1st Dist. 2009)

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 (CA 2nd Dist. 2010)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

"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, 2008"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, 2011; 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's 2000

Professional Associations and Organizations: San Diego County Bar Association, 1981 - Present

- Member, Fee Arbitration North County Bar Association, 2005 - Present

California Bar Association , 1980 - Pr California Bar Association, 1995 - Present- Member, Real Estate Subcommitt Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2005 - Present Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, 2008 - WMA - Western Mobilehome Park Owners Association. Past Employment Positions:

CA Attorney General Office Appellate Defenders, Law Clerk, 1979

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate
-Appellate Practice
-Business Law
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1979

Josephine E. Lewis

Attorney in Carlsbad, CA

Areas of Law:
-Corporate Law
-Estate Planning
-Real Estate
-Business Formation
-Business Estate Planning
-Business Cooperatives
-Business Organization
-Business Planning
-Business Litigation
-Business Regulation
-Business Reorganization
-Business Start-Ups
-Business Succession Planning
-Business Successions
-Business Transactions
-Business Transfers
-Business Trusts
-Buy-Sell Agreements
-Buying and Selling of Businesses
-Closely Held Business Estate Planning
-Closely Held Business Law
-Complex Business Litigation
-Family Business Law
-Joint Ventures
-Limited Liability Company Law
-Minority Business Law
-Small Business Law
-Sole Proprietorships
-Strategic Alliances
-Closely Held Corporations
-Corporate Commercial Law
-Corporate Contracts
-Corporate Dissolutions
-Corporate Ethics
-Corporate Fiduciary Law
-Corporate Finance
-Corporate Formation
-Corporate Governance
-Corporate Organization
-Corporate Partnerships
-Corporate Planning
-Corporate Real Estate
-Corporate Reorganization
-Corporate Successions
-Family Corporations
-Foreign Sales Corporations
-Nonprofit Corporations
-Professional Corporations
-Public Corporations
-Equine Law
-S Corporations
-Small Business Corporations
-Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
-Common Interest Community Law
-Community Association Law
-Condominium Association Law
-Condominium Conversions
-Condominium Development
-Condominium Law
-Condominium Timeshares
-Cooperative Housing Association Law
-Cooperative Conversions
-Cooperative Housing Law
-Homeowners Association Law
-Manufactured Housing Law
-Mixed Use Development
-Mobile Home Law
-Planned Unit Development Law
-Real Estate Tax Appeals
-Real Estate Tax Assessment
-Real Estate Tax Foreclosure
-Real Estate Tax Liens
-Real Estate Title
-Real Estate Title Examination
-Real Estate Title Insurance
-Real Estate Trade Association Law
-Real Property
-Residential Real Estate
-Trusts and Estates
-Contested Trusts and Estates
-Decedents Estates
-Estate Administration
-Estate Litigation
-Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
-Estate Planning for the Disabled
-Estate Planning for the Elderly
-Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
-Estate Settlements
-Family Trusts
-Family Wealth Transfer
-Fiduciary Liability
-Living Trusts
-International Estate Planning
-Pet Trusts
-Powers of Attorney
-Special Needs Trusts
-Trust Administration
-Trust Law
-Trust Planning
-Equestrian Law

Experience & Credentials:


Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1998, California
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and U.S. Supreme Court
-2008, Tennessee

Law School Attended:
University of San Diego School of Law
Class of 1998
magna cum laude

University Attended:
San Diego State University
Class of 1994
International Business, with distinction


Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of California (Member, Trusts and Estates Section); Tennessee Bar Association; San Diego County Bar Association; North County Bar Association; American Bar Association; National Thoroughbred Racing Association; California Thoroughbred Breeders Association; Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Less

Hobbies & Interests:
Boxing, Thoroughbred Racing, Equestrian enthusiast
  • University of San Diego School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 1998

Alexander S. Maniscalco

Attorney in Carlsbad, CA

Mr. Maniscalco joined The Loftin Firm, P.C. in 2009, and works in business and real estate law-leveraging his experience and penchant for research to solve problems. Whether it be drafting or negotiating an agreement, to navigating administrative law for a land use entitlement, to laying the foundation for successful litigation, Mr. Maniscalco looks for the most cost-effective, logical, and ethical solutions for his clients. As an advocate for small business, he emphasizes planning and legal compliance to save cost and avoid future loss.

Mr. Maniscalco is a San Diego native, growing up in Orange County. He studied computer science, economics, and literature at Marquette University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Alexander returned to California and attended the University of San Diego School of Law, focusing on real estate, corporate, and administrative law. While at the University of San Diego, Mr. Maniscalco counseled and represented clients through the Perspectives in Criminal Justice Clinic, and the Land Use Law Clinic-where he received recognition for top performance. He also worked part-time for a developer of master planned communities, assisting in land use entitlement and related environmental and contract law.
Prior to joining the Loftin Firm, Mr. Maniscalco worked at Apple, Inc., and served as a Vice President and key legal and technical resource in negotiation and litigation at a residential land development company in Orange County and the Inland Empire. He remains on the Board of Directors there.

Areas of Law:
-Corporate Law
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:


Admission Details:
-Admitted in 2008, California
-2009, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of California

Law School Attended:
University of San Diego School of Law
Class of 2005

University Attended:
Marquette University
Class of 2002
English-Writing Intensive

Associations & Memberships:
San Diego County and North County Bar Associations; State Bar of California.
  • University of San Diego School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2005

Michael D. Stump

Attorney in Carlsbad, CA

Areas of Law:
-Appellate Practice
-Civil Appeals
-Civil Practice
-Federal Civil Practice
-Business Law
-Business Fraud
-Business Litigation
-Business Mediation
-Complex Business Litigation
-Chancery and Equity
-Class Actions
-Class Action Defense
-Commercial Real Estate Litigation
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Constitutional Law
-Freedom of Information
-Fourth Amendment Law
-Construction Law
-Construction Arbitration
-Construction Claims
-Construction Litigation
-Construction Mediation
-Contractors Liability
-Materialmens Liens
-Mechanics Liens
-Public Works
-Corporate Litigation
-Eminent Domain
-Inverse Condemnation
-Civil Fraud
-Fraud and Deceit
-Leases and Leasing
-Landlord and Tenant Law
-Unlawful Detainer
-Negligence Defense
-Property Damage
-Real Estate
-Adverse Possession
-Manufactured Housing Law
-Mobile Home Law
-Regulatory Law
-Unfair Competition
-Land Use Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Senior Counsel

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1969, California, U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Law School Attended:
McGeorge School of Law
Class of 1968

University Attended:
Sacramento City College

Associations & Memberships:
California Bar Association, North San Diego County Bar Association.
  • McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1968