Biography

Greg Shean chairs the Real Estate Transactions and Development industry group. He maintains a broad based real estate practice, counseling clients in the areas of joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, development, financing, leasing, workouts and restructurings, and construction matters. Greg’s 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, hospitality, multifamily and single family residential and, industrial sectors. 

Greg’s practice is deliberately diverse, and he acts as a trusted advisor and counselor to both longstanding and newer clients, who rely on his judgment, deep experience, and legal expertise. He prioritizes accessibility, and the provision of advice that integrates business and strategic thinking with the legal issues at hand. By understanding the business objectives of his clients, he is able to provide practical advice that helps his clients achieve their goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. Additionally, from his decades of experience, especially in  the Bay Area real estate market, he is able to advise clients on what the “market” positions are in various transactions, often facilitating a smoother path to the completion of the clients’ transactions. 

Prior to joining Farella, Greg was the General Counsel of a fully-integrated hotel ownership, development, and management company, where he was responsible for all legal, compliance, and risk-management matters.

Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law for 2019.  

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Firm Highlights

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Bay Area Opportunity Zones 2.0

On the heels of recently released regulation by the US government, we dive back into the state of OZs in the Bay Area. What You'll Learn What are the most important takeaways from the...

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Keeping Tabs on Energy Efficiency – New Benchmarking Requirements for San Francisco

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The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Practices & Attorneys

The 2019 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the top firms in the Construction, Land Use/Zoning, and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Recognized attorneys include: Construction Adam Dawson CJ Higley...

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Are You Background Checking Your Contractors? If So, Exercise Caution.

Employers who use background checks in their hiring processes are likely aware of the various requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state statutes. They must provide clear disclosures and obtain...

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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named 2019 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel’s James L. Day , Jeffrey M. Fisher , Eugene Mar , Stephanie P. Skaff and Roderick M. Thompson have been named IP Stars by Managing...

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Cannabis and Employment Law

Rebecca Stephens will present the session "Cannabis and Employment Law" at the Network of Trial Law Firms' Litigation Management in a New York Minute – 2019 Edition event. Overview:  Medical marijuana is now legal in 33...

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Legal Ins and Outs of 'Opportunity Zones' — So Far

A new tax incentive intended to stimulate investment in low-income communities known as opportunity zones has attracted significant attention from investors, developers, and business owners since its enactment under Section 1400Z-2 of the Internal...

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Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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Former City of Napa Planner Rick Tooker Joins Farella Braun + Martel

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What California’s New Security Law Means to Your Business

Commonsense IoT security steps that startups and small business should consider to comply with California’s new law California recently enacted a new law, Senate Bill 327, that requires companies that make Internet of Things...

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