Greenberg Traurig Expands Real Estate Practice in Los Angeles, Adds Michael Seiden

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its award-winning Real Estate Practice with the addition of Michael A. Seiden as a shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its award-winning Real Estate Practice with the addition of Michael A. Seiden as a shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Seiden assists clients with complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings and joint ventures.

“We welcome Michael and feel that his experience will resonate with clients who are involved in the increasingly complex commercial real estate environment rendered even more challenging by the novel coronavirus crisis,” said Gregory A. Fishman and Jeff E. Scott, co-managing shareholders of the firm’s Los Angeles office. Fishman is also co-chair of the office’s Real Estate Practice.

Seiden, whose clients include institutional investors, debt funds, developers, publicly traded REITs, and family offices, joins the firm from Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, LLP.

“Michael joins us during a unique time for the real estate industry. There are few asset types that do not have the potential to be impacted, which means clients will generally require diverse and robust assistance to address a spectrum of evolving issues. We welcome him to the firm and to our growing practice,” noted a joint statement from the co-chairs of the firm’s Global Real Estate Practice, Stephen L. Rabinowitz, Corey E. Light, Richard J. Giusto, and Michael J. Baum.

“I am very familiar with Greenberg Traurig’s highly-regarded team of real estate attorneys and I am excited to join,” Seiden said. “The team’s reputation and experience will serve my clients well, particularly given the firm’s global platform and culture of collaboration. Additionally, I look forward to assisting in the continued growth of the practice with the goal of benefitting the firm’s real estate clients wherever they do business.”

Seiden’s prior experience includes representing a publicly traded data center operator in the acquisition of a $3.6 billion data center portfolio; a private debt fund in connection with a $270 million loan secured by an office park in California; and an institutional investor as the purchaser, borrower, and landlord in connection with a $300 million sale-leaseback transaction and related financing involving multiple properties located across the United States, to list only three of many.

Seiden earned his J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College.

Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice has expanded recently with the addition of Shareholders Martin “Marty” Taylor in Orange County, Jon S. Robins in Philadelphia, and Elizabeth H. Friedgut and Andrew S. Ryerson in Chicago. Earlier in June, for the fourth consecutive year and sixth time overall, Greenberg Traurig was recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. 2020 Guide as a “Top Tier” firm in “Real Estate.”

About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice: The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive counsel for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of more than 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

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