Gregory A. Fishman

Gregory A. Fishman: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder; Co-Chair, Los Angeles Real Estate Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2041 Attorneys)
  • 77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60601
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Gregory Fishman is the Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Los Angeles office and Co-Chair of the firm’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


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

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate, 2015, 2018
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017-2018
•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
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010

(Also at Los Angeles, California Office)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Funds
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Opportunity Zone Funds

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310.586.7889  Phone
312.456.8435  Fax
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.A., 1993
Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Notes Editor, Law Review, 1998
Year of First Admission:
Illinois; New York; California

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles REC (Real Estate & Construction) Division Cabinet
•Member, Chairman's Circle, Los Angeles Business Council (LABC)

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Experience: Representative Matters; Represented Kayne Anderson Real Estate 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 MBRE Healthcare in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financing and development of 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 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.; Represented 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 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.

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