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Pete J. Georgis

Pete Georgis handles corporate transactional matters as part of the firm’s corporate team. Pete represents clients in the areas of corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, and securities offerings for public and private companies. He counsels publicly held companies on disclosures obligations under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, including the preparation of proxy statements and quarterly and annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Pete also regularly advises entrepreneurs and start-up companies, from formation until the point of eventual sale, and has extensive experience in drafting contracts, including operating agreements, stockholder’s agreements, stock purchase agreements and membership interest purchase agreements.

Pete is also part of the firm’s real estate practice and represents investors and developers primarily in the areas of acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, joint venture formation and other general real estate development matters.

Concentrations

  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate compliance
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • SEC reporting and disclosure
  • Securities and capital markets
  • Real estate finance
  • Real property acquisitions and dispositions
  • Commercial leasing

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a private company in connection with its strategic investment in a media company that is in the business of creating content relating to non-guided hunting.
  • Key team member for Win Systems in a $125 million credit facility with Fortress Credit Corp. and Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, L.P.
  • Key team member in representing a leading gaming technology supplier in the acquisition of a gaming company.
  • Served as key team member in Nevada and gaming counsel to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT) in a BREIT-led joint venture with MGM Growth Properties LLC to acquire the Las Vegas real estate assets of MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay for $4.6 billion.
  • Served as key team member in Nevada and gaming counsel to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT) in a BREIT-led joint venture with MGM Resorts International to acquire the real estate assets of the Bellagio for $4.25 billion in a sale-leaseback transaction.
  • Served as a key team member in the representation of a real estate investment firm in connection with a $20 million conduit loan secured by an anchored retail shopping center located in California.
  • Key team member in representing a real estate fund in connection with an $18 million construction loan secured by undeveloped land in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Key team member in the representation of a large institutional lender in connection with a $34 million construction loan secured by undeveloped land in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Key team member in representation of one of the world’s leading real estate investment firms in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of industrial real estate assets.
  • Served as a key team member in representing an institutional investor in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of multi-family properties located across multiple states.
  • Served as a key team member in representing a global asset management firm in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of dialysis centers located across multiple states.
  • Represented the buyer in connection with the purchase of a portfolio of multifamily assets worth approximately $40 million.°
  • Represented the buyer in connection with the purchase and financing of a portfolio of extended stay hotels worth approximately $60 million.°
  • Represented the developer of a master-planned community in the sale of superpad parcels to national homebuilders.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Georgis prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Fixed Income, Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions Department, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (formerly with Bear Stearns & Co. Inc.), 2007-2009
  • Judicial Extern to Chief Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2011
  • Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud Section Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office, 2011
  • Civil Division Student Clerk, United States Department of Justice, 2006-2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2019-2020
  • Nevada Business Magazine
    • Legal Elite, 2015-2017
    • Legal Elite - Best Up and Coming Attorneys, 2015
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, Golden Gate University School of Law, 2012
    • Editor-in-Chief, Golden Gate University Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, George Washington University, 2007
Admissions
  • California
  • Nevada