Lewis G. Feldman is a partner in Goodwin Procter's Business Law Department and a member of the Real Estate, REITs & Real Estate Capital Markets Group. He serves as Chair of Goodwin Procter's Los Angeles office and heads the firm's Public/Private Development Practice.
Mr. Feldman has advised clients on more than $75 billion in debt and equity transactions for market-rate and affordable apartments, master-planned residential communities, industrial and manufacturing facilities, urban entertainment centers, primary, secondary and university educational facilities, retail malls, hospitals, mixed-use projects, destination resorts and hotels, brownfield remediation, green building, mitigation banks, transportation projects and all forms of public infrastructure.
Mr. Feldman was recently recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of "California's Top Real Estate Attorneys of 2012." He has been recognized by the California Real Estate Journal as one of "California's Dealmakers" (2008) and by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in California" (2008). He consistently ranks among America's leading real estate attorneys in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2000-2012), Best Lawyers in America (1999-2012) which cites, "There is no more responsive, client-oriented lawyer than Lew Feldman" (2010), Lawdragon's "Top 500 Lawyers in America" (2007-2009; National Finalist, 2010), The Legal 500 US (2003-2011), and is individually rated "AV®-PreeminentTM by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Feldman's other notable honors include recognition in the Los Angeles Business Journal's "Best of Bar" and "Who's Who in Law" (2007); the Los Angeles Daily Journal's "Leading Rainmakers in California" and "Top 100 Lawyers in California" (2006, 2007); Real Estate Southern California's "Top Southern California Real Estate Lawyers" and American Lawyer Media's "Top 100 Attorneys" in Los Angeles County (2004-2006). He has also been recognized by Law & Politics magazine as a "Southern California Super Lawyer" (1st Edition through 2013), and serves as a Blue Ribbon panelist which awards Super Lawyer designation.
Mr. Feldman is an active participant in many of the industry's eminent organizations, including the Board of Directors for the University of California, Los Angeles, Ziman Center for Real Estate, of which he is a founding member, Board Chairman and head of the Public Policy Committee; the University of Southern California, Lusk Center for Real Estate; the City of Hope Cancer Center's Los Angeles Real Estate Industry Council; and for five years served as a Board Member of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. He is an active member of the California Redevelopment Association, the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Additionally, Mr. Feldman is a member of Urban Land Institute's Public Private Partnership Council and participates on the Board of the Milken Institute California Center Advisory Council.
Mr. Feldman received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California at Davis in 1982 and was Executive Editor of the UC Davis Law Review. He completed his undergraduate degree with highest honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1978, where he received degrees in Economics and Environmental Planning.