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.


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2019-2024)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Urban Land Institute