Lisa Greer Quateman

Lisa Greer Quateman

Lisa Quateman is a Partner at Polsinelli in Los Angeles and served as the founding Office Managing Partner from inception in 2011 until early 2016.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Scherzer International Corporation and as CEO/Trustee of Philip Ordin Properties Trust B.

Clients and prospective clients seek out Lisa Quateman for her experience and capabilities in capital markets and real estate transactions.

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.  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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Is counsel to several banks, preparing and amending loan documents, negotiating loan restructuring and workouts and handling trust real estate matters
  • Serves as General Counsel to the UCLA Alumni Association for the July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016 term


  • AV Preeminent RatedTM Lawyer; by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review RatingsTM
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2006-2016, 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, 2012-2016
  • 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