Gregory B. Shean

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Gregory B. Shean is head of the firm's Real Estate & Land Use Department and maintains a diverse real estate practice, counseling clients in the areas of joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, financing, restructuring and workouts, leasing, construction and development.  Mr. Shean also serves as co-chair of the firm's Hospitality Industry team, and has significant experience advising both hotel owners and managers regarding expansion and reduction of their property portfolios, management and technical assistance agreements and operational issues.

Mr. Shean’s real estate clients include investment funds, developers, institutional and non-institutional investors, family offices, hotel companies and high net worth individuals.  His experience spans the office, retail, multifamily, hospitality, single family residential and industrial sectors.

Prior to joining Farella, Mr. Shean was Vice President and General Counsel at Larkspur Hospitality Company, LLC, where he was responsible for all legal, compliance and risk-management matters for the fully-integrated hotel ownership, development and management company.

Mr. Shean was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law for 2019.  



  • American Hotel + Lodging Association
  • Member, Programs Committee, Urban Land Institute