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 (2019-2022)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Urban Land Institute

Firm Highlights

News

2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update

Tyler Gerking was quoted in  PropertyCasualty360 's article "2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update."  Read the full article here (subscription required). Watch the webinar "Cyber Insurance for the Cannabis Industry" here .

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LinkedIn Loses Data Appeal

Erik Olson was quoted in the article "LinkedIn Loses Data Appeal" in CDR Magazine . In the article, Erik said: We are pleased to see that the Ninth Circuit has again affirmed, in light...

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Platform Ecosystems – The Landscape of US and EU Legislation (Webinar)

Stephanie Skaff and Nate Garhart discuss "Platform Ecosystems – The Landscape of US and EU Legislation." Several new bills targeting online platform companies are making their way through state and federal legislative bodies in the...

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Legal Experts Say Opioid Coverage Disputes Far From Over

Shanti Eagle was quoted in Law360 's article "Legal Experts Say Opioid Coverage Disputes Far From Over."  Read the article here (subscription required).

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Upside: Changes in the VCAP Liability Coverage Market

Over the past few years, there's been a dramatic rise in premiums in the venture capital liability insurance market and a steady increase in claims being submitted under those policies. We're also seeing a...

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hiQ’s Groundbreaking Injunction Against LinkedIn Reaffirmed: Scraping of Publicly Available Data Likely Does Not Violate CFAA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed its prior decision , holding that LinkedIn could not block hiQ, a scraping entity, from scraping public LinkedIn profiles. The court found it was...

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Farella Braun + Martel Named Among 2022 Best Places to Work

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Illinois Courts Largely Favor Coverage for BIPA Cases Under CGL Policies

Since Illinois passed its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in 2008, there has been a proliferation of class action lawsuits filed pursuant to the statute. BIPA generally bars private entities from collecting, capturing, purchasing...

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Election Year Issues for Private Foundations and Public Charities (Webinar)

Cynthia Rowland discusses Nonprofit Education Series on "Election Year Issues for Private Foundations and Public Charities." Public and private foundations may support nonpartisan election-related activities, but only in limited ways and amounts. Join our interactive live...

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Event

The 15th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

Jim Colopy is a speaker at the 15th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages on the panel addressing "Federal Jurisdiction: Waters of the United States.” 

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