Richard F. Davis

Richard F. Davis: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder; Co-Chair, Hospitality Group at Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • 1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900, Los Angeles, CA 90067-2121
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Richard F. Davis is Co-Chair of the Hospitality Practice and focuses his practice on U.S. and international hotel, resort and hospitality real estate, business and finance law. He has represented many nationally and internationally known owners, developers, investors, operators and lenders in all aspects of the hotel, resort and hospitality industries. He has been involved in international transactions involving more than seventeen countries with particular emphasis on Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, the People's Republic of China, South East Asia and Europe.


•Acquisition, development, financing and operation of real estate projects of all types
•Design, structure, regulatory compliance and financing for resort and recreational real estate projects including land and residential subdivisions, condominiums, timeshare and fractional programs, vacation club and other vacation ownership programs
•Public and private real estate investment fund formation, operation and advisory services
•Land use and the development regulatory process
•Partnership, joint venture and investment vehicle structuring
•Environmental law
•Property workouts and investment restructuring
•Foreign investment in the U.S.
•International real estate and corporate financing
•International corporate and tax structuring
•International estate and corporate planning
•Domestic and international mergers and acquisitions

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2018
•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, Los Angeles Business Journal, Who’s Who in L.A. Law: Angelenos to Know in Real Estate Law, 2013
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2007 and 2009

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Real Estate
  • Corporate
  • Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Hospitality
  • Real Estate Tax
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Latin American & Iberian Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310.586.7710  Phone
310.586.7800  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, A.B., Political Science, 1967
Law School Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1970
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Tax Court; 1971, California; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, Urban Land Institute
•Recreation Development Council, 2006-Present
•International Council, 1999-2005
•Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council, 1993-1999
•Development Regulations Council, 1985-1990
•Trustee, American Resort and Residential Development Association (ARDA)
•International Committee
•Chairman's League
•Member, American Bar Association, Real Property and International Law Sections
•Member, Century City Bar Association
•Member, International Bar Association
•Member, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Birth Information:
Los Angeles, California, December 25, 1945

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