Jeana Trost (Retired)

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Jeana Trost is an experienced transactional attorney with sharp business acumen. She has counseled a wide variety of clients – from large institutional clients to start-up companies and everything in between – on numerous transactions, deal structuring and business strategy.

Jeana started her legal career at the international law firm of White & Case LLP as a transactional associate focusing on a variety of commercial matters involving real estate, finance, aviation and general commercial and corporate matters.

She served as Vice President – Legal to HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP), an S&P500 company and one of the largest real estate investors in the health care sector, with over $21 billion in assets under management. She worked closely with the company’s executives in all aspects of the company’s transactions – structuring, documenting, negotiating, reviewing, closing – as well as counseling on various internal matters such as corporate policies, budgets, content management, in-house training, and entity maintenance.

Jeana was also the Associate General Counsel of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), where she headed the legal transactions group and oversaw the company’s business contracts, with particular emphasis on restaurant technology initiatives.

With top academic credentials, large international law firm training and extensive in-house and management experience, Jeana provides astute and strategic legal advice to help clients achieve their business objectives.

Some of Jeana’s experiences:

  • Served as the primary legal counsel to a $3.5B asset portfolio, managing all its legal needs.
  • Represented owner in the acquisition and restructuring of corporate aircraft.
  • Represented buyer/borrower in $1.7B portfolio acquisition with debt assumptions (conventional, agency, and securitized debt) and new leases (including one master lease covering 129 properties) involving 133 assets in 29 states.
  • Represented borrower in $319MM in mortgage financing secured by senior housing assets.
  • Represented seller in $502MM portfolio disposition of assets subject to NNN leases and/or management agreements.
  • Represented landlord in a multi-party lease restructuring (which included a buyout, expansion, termination and lease amendment) involving an aggregate of 300,000 sq. ft.
  • Represented acquiror of international hospitality chain of over 40 assets in 36 jurisdictions.
  • Managed/maintained a 700+ corporate entity portfolio.
  • Helped develop corporate policies, such as a business continuity plan and a corporate authorization policy.


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D. 2000
  • University of California, Berkeley, BA with Honors, 1992

Professional Background:

  • Associate General Counsel of DineEquity, Inc. (2013 – 2014)
  • Vice President – Legal of HCP, Inc. (2007 – 2013)
  • Transactional Associate of White & Case LLP (2000 – 2007)
  • Contracts Administrator of International Lease Finance Corporation (1992 – 1997)

Community Recognition:

  • SoCal Super Lawyer Rising Star for four consecutive years (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Alumna of the Year, UCLA Law School APILSA, 2002
  • Recognized by the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and the US House of Representatives for her dedication to pro bono representation of charter schools in the inner cities.