Lisa Greer Quateman

Lisa Greer Quateman

Lisa Quateman is the Managing Partner for Polsinelli in Los Angeles.  Clients and prospective clients seek out Lisa Quateman for her experience and capabilities in capital markets transactions and regulatory matters. Lisa's concise and in-depth analysis of clients' matters linked with her commitment to high quality and prompt service have earned her a loyal clientele.

A trusted advisor to in-house counsel and business executives, Lisa has attracted public and private companies, management teams, entrepreneurs, property owners, nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, utilities, and government entities. As a capital markets attorney with extensive experience, Lisa has developed specialized expertise in the areas of public government assisted finance, representing parties on all sides of these transactions. With that perspective, Lisa:

  • Advises business owners and executives on transactions and compliance matters
  • Serves as bond, disclosure, underwriters', trustees' and bank counsel in public offerings of over $25 billion of tax-exempt bonds
  • Was Special Counsel to the FDIC in hundreds of commercial loan workouts and restructurings, loan enforcement, asset securitizations, portfolio dispositions and structured transactions
  • Handles numerous cross-border capital market, financing and contractual matters
  • Advises on government contracting matters under federal, state and local laws
  • Is involved with the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing and development of real property of all types, including serving as trustee of a commercial real estate portfolio
  • Represented water and power utilities, airports and seaports in financing and real estate transactions
  • Is counsel to several banks, preparing and amending loan documents, and negotiating loan restructuring and workouts
  • Is Bank counsel to private banks and private wealth divisions of commercial banks in loan transactions and trust real estate matters
  • Serves as General Counsel to the UCLA Alumni Association


  • AV Preeminent RatedTM Lawyer; by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review RatingsTM
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2006-2014, Public Finance Law
  • Selected by The Los Angeles Daily Journal as a "Top Real Estate Attorney in California," 2013
  • Selected by the Century City Chamber of Commerce as one of the "Women of Achievement," 2013
  • Selected by The American Lawyer magazine as a "Top Rated Lawyer Banking & Finance Law," 2013
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Business Journal in the "Who's Who in L.A. Law," 2011
  • Named one of Los Angeles' Top 100 Attorneys by the Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Recognized as a "Woman Making a Difference" by the Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers, 2009-2010, 2012-2014
  • Commercial Real Estate Women Los Angeles, Women at the Top Award, 2010
  • Completed the UCLA Extension Department of Business and Management Environmental Law Specialty Course


  • State Bar of California
    • Business Law Section Corporations Committee
  • State Bar of New York
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • City of Hope Board of Governors

Areas of Focus

  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care Real Estate
  • Public Finance
  • Public/Municipal Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securitization and Structured Finance


  • J.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 1978
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of California-Los Angeles, 1974, Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's Honor List