After a storied 35-year career in Big Law as one of America's prominent capital markets lawyers, Lew Feldman founded Heritage Capital Ventures LLC in 2015 to invest in technologies that result in greater investment returns and broader capital access with lower costs and greater efficiencies. Lew specifically targeted real estate technology companies and established Heritage CRETech Ventures in 2020 to raise and deploy capital specifically for property technologies. Lew has raised more than $100 billion in debt and equity in the real estate and financial technology arenas.
He previously founded Goodwin Procter's California offices, led the firm's Public Finance Practice, and founded and chaired its Crowdfunding Practice.
In addition, Mr. Feldman has advised clients on more than $100 billion in debt and equity transactions for market-rate and affordable apartments, master-planned residential communities, aerospace, industrial and manufacturing facilities, urban entertainment centers, primary, secondary and university educational facilities, retail malls, hospitals, mixed-use projects, destination resorts and hotels, Brownfields remediation, military base reuse projects, green building, mitigation banks, transportation projects, water and wastewater facilities, and all forms of public infrastructure.
Mr. Feldman consistently ranks among America's leading real estate attorneys in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America which cites, "There is no more responsive, client-oriented lawyer than Lew Feldman," Lawdragon's "Top 500 Lawyers in America," The Legal 500 US, and is individually rated "AV®-PreeminentTM" by Martindale-Hubbell. California's legal newspaper, The Daily Journal, recognizes Mr. Feldman as among the "Top 100 Lawyers in California" and as one of "California's Top Real Estate Transactional Lawyers." Most recently, Mr. Feldman was included in the Daily Journal's "Top 50 Development Lawyers."
Mr. Feldman proudly serves in a leadership role in several associations and groups, including serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of California, Los Angeles Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate; Member, Leadership Council, University of Southern California, Lusk Center for Real Estate; Member, the Haas Business School Fund, University of California Berkeley; Trustee, the University of California Santa Cruz Foundation; Member, The Jewish Federation's Real Estate and Construction (REC) Division Cabinet; Member and Leadership Circle, the City of Hope Cancer Center's Los Angeles Real Estate Industry Council; Board Member, the United Way of Greater Los Angeles; Full Member and Vice Chairman of the Public Private Partnership Council of the Urban Land Institute; Member, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts; Member, the National Association of Bond Lawyers; and, Member, International Council of Shopping Centers.
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 education at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1978, where he received bachelor's degrees with highest honors in Economics and Environmental Planning. Before law school, Mr. Feldman served as an economist on energy and healthcare legislation to President Carter's Administration in Washington, D.C.
Along with hundreds of real estate industry speaking engagements, Lew has numerous media appearances to his credit on ABC, CNBC, CBS, Bloomberg Television, Fox, Sirius, and various industry podcasts. His ideas and opinions have also been featured in national, regional and trade publications, including Barron's, Bloomberg Business, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes.