Laura Bottaro Galier

Laura Bottaro Galier

Associate

Laura Bottaro Galier handles a wide range of commercial real estate and general corporate transactions, including drafting and negotiating leases, structuring acquisitions and dispositions of commercial properties, and contributing to corporate strategy and development.

Laura structures acquisitions and dispositions of commercial properties, including mixed-use, industrial, and vacant land. She conducts due diligence on borrowers and collateral, and advises and represents banks and private equity lenders in drafting, negotiating, and strategizing terms on commercial loans.

Concentrations

  • Asset purchase agreements and company sales
  • Leasing and acquisitions/dispositions
  • Structuring joint venture agreements between developers and investors
  • Bank and private equity lender modifications, extensions, and workouts
  • Negotiation and review of commercial loans
  • Drafting corporate organizational documents
  • Waterfall distribution, buy-outs, and complex corporate transactions
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented multiple franchisors of a national fitness chain in the negotiations of over 20 operating agreements and commercial leases as anchor and sub-anchor tenants in shopping centers across three states.°
  • Served as associate general counsel to a Philadelphia-based real estate development, design, and realty company and represented the company in the purchase of 10 multimillion-dollar buildings in Philadelphia, converted buildings into condominiums, and prepared for rental or sale.°
  • Served as associate general counsel to a real estate development company in Philadelphia, with representing the company in the acquisition of small- to large-scale properties across the city, most recently four separate commercial acquisitions totaling over $35 million as a tenure highlight.°
  • Represented a New Jersey-based real estate development company as general counsel in the acquisition of multiple large-scale projects, including a $40 million acquisition in New Jersey and a $3 million acquisition in New York City.°
  • Represented a suburban Philadelphia commercial office landlord, in negotiating the leasing of office space in more than 12 buildings in the Greater Philadelphia metropolitan area and assisted on the purchase of an office building.°
  • Represented franchisor owners of a dry cleaning services chain in the negotiation of four leases.°
  • Represented an array of buzz-building trendy restaurant groups in Philadelphia on their tenant leases and their operating agreements and organizational documents.°
  • Represented a Philadelphia-based catering company in negotiating three commercial leases for catering and event spaces.°
  • Represented a German medical manufacturing company in negotiating a 40,000-square foot lease.°
  • Lenders associate for multiple commercial banks as well as private equity lenders across the region for acquisition and construction commercial loans up to $5 million.°
  • Represented an office equipment and business automation technology company in negotiating an asset purchase agreement.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Bottaro Galier prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Co-Founder, B Street Bagels, a subscription service, 2015-2017
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Carolyn Nichols, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • Intern, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, 2009

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Delaware Law School, 2014
  • B.A., New York University, 2010
Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey