Gregory A. Fishman

Gregory A. Fishman

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Gregory Fishman is the Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles Real Estate Practice. He represents public and private real estate companies, institutional investors, investment advisors, and financial institutions in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, ground leasing, financing, leasing and development across all property types, both domestically and internationally, including multi-family, student housing, office, medical office, seniors housing, self storage, industrial, retail and hospitality.

Greg’s finance related work spans the representation of both financial institutions and borrowers in connection with construction, mezzanine and general secured real estate financings, including loan workouts and restructurings. Greg also represents real estate Fund sponsors and investors in connection with the sponsorship, formation and investment in real estate funds focusing on domestic and cross-border investments.

Additionally, Greg represents restaurant groups in connection with brand acquisition, investment and capital-raising, intellectual property and leasing of space

Concentrations

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Partnerships and joint ventures
  • Real estate funds
  • Development
  • Real estate workouts and restructurings
  • Real estate finance
  • Commercial, ground and net leasing
  • Hospitality
  • Mortgage loan sales and purchases
  • Preferred equity investments
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financing and development of student housing, seniors housing, self-storage and medical office portfolios and individual assets across the United States.
  • Represented Fifth Third Bank in connection with term, construction and syndicated loans secured by real property across property types including hotel, retail, industrial and apartment projects located in California, New York, Florida, Nevada and Arizona, among other jurisdictions.
  • Represented Standard International, LLC in connection with acquisition of a majority interest in the Standard Hotel brand, which currently manages hotels in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami.
  • Represented investor group in connection with all facets of development, leasing and sponsorship of retail shopping center located on the Las Vegas Strip involving over 200 units and including food, beverage and entertainment components.
  • Represented Mesirow Financial in connection with the formation of global Fund-of-funds program and investments by legacy Fund-of-funds.
  • Represented Kimco Realty Corporation in connection with the sponsorship and implementation of an approximately $320 million retail land and development fund investing throughout Mexico.
  • Represented Courtland Partners, Ltd. in connection with numerous investments by pension plan clients in domestic and international real estate funds.
  • Represented Associated Estates Realty Corporation in connection with purchase, sale and financing of multi-family apartment buildings throughout the United States.
  • Represent New York based Empellon restaurants.
  • Represented syndicate that purchased iconic New York based Papaya King brand and franchise.
  • Represented Prudential Real Estate Investors in connection with the negotiation of numerous joint venture platforms with developers focusing on investments in industrial, retail and residential developments throughout Mexico.
  • Represented Bank of Scotland in connection with extension of $80 million acquisition and construction loan secured by fee and leasehold mortgages on property located in New York City.
  • Represented a mortgage company with offices throughout the United States in connection with all facets of its dissolution, including loan workouts with secured creditors.
  • Represented Corus Bank, N.A. in connection with construction loans for condominium and hotel projects located in New York, Las Vegas and other U.S. municipalities.
  • Represented prominent New York based Bank in connection with relocation of approximately 1.2 million square feet of space lost during 9/11 attacks in New York, including negotiation of leases, license agreements, subleases, landlord and mortgagee consents, and early access agreements.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate, 2015
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013 and 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2010
  • Member, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles REC (Real Estate & Construction) Division Cabinet

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1998
    • Notes Editor, Law Review
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1993
Admissions
  • California
  • Illinois
  • New York