Bob Baradaran is Greenberg Glusker’s managing partner. In his law practice, Baradaran serves as outside general counsel to numerous companies, funds, family offices, and high-net worth entrepreneurs in the real estate, hospitality, sports, technology, and entertainment industries. He also is actively involved in managing high stakes complex litigation for his clients.
Baradaran has a style that reflects both authority and approachability, which has helped him effectively lead his team of some 100 attorneys. Greenberg Glusker elected Baradaran as its managing partner in 2012. He was the firm's youngest managing partner to date at that time and was also the first transactional attorney to helm the firm. Under his leadership, the firm has furthered its commitment to the culture instilled by its founders, who understood that providing excellent legal service and understanding clients’ businesses would be the core to success. They also imparted on us a dedication to serving our community.
Holland & Knight
Susan J. Booth spent more than a decade as the head of Holland & Knight's West Coast Real Estate Group and has also served on the firm's Directors Committee. Booth has a national transactional practice which she counsels domestic and international commercial banks, pension funds, private equity funds, REITs, developers and others on a variety of commercial real-estate matters. Her focus is on capital-markets transactions, and clients call on Booth for her experience handling debt matters, including CMBS and portfolio loans (acquisition, development, construction, revolving, permanent, mezzanine, EB-5 and Shariah compliant), co-lending and participation arrangements, as well as mortgage loan portfolio sales/acquisitions.
Booth assists lenders and borrowers in developing and implementing strategies to resolve the issues arising from non-performing real estate assets. Booth also has extensive experience in negotiating, drafting and successfully closing large commercial purchase/sale and joint venture transactions.
Jackie Park is extremely active within DLA Piper, where she is the co-managing partner of the Los Angeles offices. Park is also co-vice chair of the National Real Estate Practice Group. DLA Piper's Real Estate team offers a full range of services in areas including acquisitions and disposals, construction law, financing, commercial real estate, land use, planning and development, leasing, environmental law, insurance and tax. Clients benefit from Park and team’s significant experience in orchestrating complex, long-term projects that involve drafting documentation, facilitating negotiations, navigating legal and regulatory issues and, when necessary, litigating on their behalf.
One of Park’s recent notable matters was her work with the DLA Piper Real Estate team on The Walt Disney Company, advising in connection with respect to the real estate portion of the client’s $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which includes 350 properties within the US and internationally.
Michael Williamson is chair of the Buchalter’s Real Estate Practice Group, which includes the Community Development Finance group. His practice includes equity and debt finance, tax credits, opportunity zones, real estate fund formation, syndicated investments, and portfolio and syndicated credit facilities. He represents the spectrum of transaction participants in all real estate product types.
Williamson represents agents, participant banks and borrowers in secured and unsecured credit facilities with entrepreneurial borrowers, publicly traded real estate investment trusts, commercial finance companies, building service companies, subscription facilities and various manufacturing companies, with transactions ranging from $55 million to $1.5 billion. He has also represented institutional and opportunistic lenders in hundreds of real property secured acquisition, bridge, mini-perm construction, tax exempt financings for affordable housing, hotels, resorts, data centers, ports, multifamily, industrial, land development, single family and office properties.
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