Lisa Greer Quateman

Lisa Greer Quateman


Lisa Quateman is a Principal in the Los Angeles office of national law firm Polsinelli. She served as the founding Office Managing Partner from inception in 2011 until early 2016. A valued advisor, Lisa has specialized in real estate, financial services and international business  matters for over thirty years. She is also a seasoned corporate director, audit committee financial expert and trusted advisor to CEOs. Concurrently and for the past 24 years, she has been CEO/Trustee of Philip Ordin Properties, which owns and operates industrial, retail,  hospitality, and multi-family real estate in Los Angeles County.

Lisa is a member of the Board of Directors of Scherzer International Corporation where she serves on the Audit and Ethics Committee. She is Chair of the Global Initiatives Council of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and is a Board of Directors and Executive Committee member. Lisa is an Advisory Board member for the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. She is the immediate past Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the UCLA Alumni Association, chairing the Nominating Committee and the Governance Committee, and was its General Counsel from 2014-2016. From 1998-2005 Lisa was a public official as a member of the Board of Directors of the City of Los Angeles Industrial Development Authority, having been appointed and re-appointed by former Mayors Richard Riordan and James Hahn.

Earlier in her career, Lisa headed the corporate, real estate and tax group in the first U.S. office of international law firm Dentons, and subsequently formed and built Quateman LLP, a boutique womenowned law firm that was acquired by Polsinelli. All of Lisa's legal positions have involved extensive sales, marketing, risk management and human resources development. Lisa is known for leading successful complex transactions, particularly in the areas of infrastructure finance, industrial and retail real estate and matters involving governmental entities and regulatory compliance. She is securities disclosure counsel for various State and local governmental agencies and a recognized expert and frequent speaker on various finance topics.

Lisa has received numerous awards and commendations from federal, state and local elected officials; business periodicals, and professional organizations, including the Los Angeles Business Journal, Los Angeles Daily Journal, The American Lawyer, Commercial Real Estate Women Los Angeles, and the Century City Chamber of Commerce.

She is active with the National Association of Corporate Directors Southern California Chapter, where she is a founder of its Real Estate Board Roundtable, and earned the Board Leadership Fellow Certification; and with Women Corporate Directors - Southern California. A graduate of UCLA School of Law, Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in French from UCLA, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude.