Doug Van Gessel: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Doug Van Gessel


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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • Life Sciences and FDA
  • and Environmental
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hospitality
University University of Michigan, B.A., high distinction, 1982
Law SchoolUniversity of Michigan, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, California

Doug Van Gessel is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Van Gessel represents clients in all aspects of commercial real estate, with principal focuses on (i) development and structuring of major projects, (ii) creative financial transactions, including construction, term and mezzanine debt, joint ventures and synthetic lease financing, (iii) acquisitions and dispositions, (iv) workouts and restructurings of real estate-secured loans and equity investments, (v) office, industrial and retail leasing and subleasing, and (vi) negotiation of architectural, construction, management and consulting agreements.

Mr. Van Gessel is actively involved in pro bono and community service activities in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes and speaks on numerous real estate topics to various trade and bar organizations.


•Nation's Top 10 Real Estate Lawyers, United States Lawyer Rankings, 2013

•Legal 500, 2012

•Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, 2010-2013

•Top Real Estate Deals, Daily Journal, 2011


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Doug Van Gessel

Seventeenth Floor, Four Embarcadero Center
San FranciscoCA 94111


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