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

Publication

“That Particular Part” – Yet More

Massachusetts Appeals Court Gets It Right – Mostly Hot on the heels of the Federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in MTI, Inc. v. Employers Insurance Company of Wausau , __ F.3d __,...

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Cannabis Companies and the California Consumer Privacy Act

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California's Bold Step Forward Into the Contentious World of Wetlands Regulation

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News

For Jerry Braun, a Career of Addiction in Law

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

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Event

Bloomberg Law In-House Forum West: The Trigger: Internal Investigation Trends

Jessica Nall will speak at the Bloomberg Law In-House Forum West program, "The Trigger: Internal Investigation Trends." For companies that are rapidly evolving, becoming more digital and global, staying aware of developments that may...

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News

Aviva Gilbert Selected as 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder

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Event

CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split

Sarah Bell will speak on the Strafford live webinar, "CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split." This CLE webinar will discuss the "indirect discharge" theory of Clean...

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2019 Forum for State Appellate Court Judges: Aggregate Litigation in State Courts - Preserving Vital Mechanisms

At the Pound Civil Justice Institute's 2019 Forum for State Appellate Court Judges, Jim Bruen will discuss recent impediments to aggregate litigation implemented on the federal level, emerging trends in aggregate litigation in the United States,...

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Damages for Permit Revocation Constitute Covered “Loss of Use”

Insurers often claim “economic damages” are not covered under a standard commercial general liability (CGL) policy.  The Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision in Thee Sombrero, Inc. v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 28 Cal. App....

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