Lewis G. Feldman, a partner in Goodwin Procter's Business Law Department and a member of the Real Estate, REITs & Real Estate Capital Markets Group, is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He serves as the Chair of Goodwin Procter LLP's Los Angeles offices and heads the firm's Public/Private Development Practice. Mr. Feldman is considered to be among the nation's leading real estate and public finance attorneys, specializing in structuring, entitling and executing large-scale financings for real estate industry participants and the public sector.Mr. Feldman has advised clients on more than $70 billion in debt and equity financings 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 is an active participant in many of the industry's most eminent associations and groups, including the Board of Directors of the University of California, Los Angeles, Ziman Center for Real Estate, of which he is a founding member, the University of Southern California, Lusk Center for Real Estate, the City of Hope Cancer Center's Los Angeles Real Estate Industry Council, the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, California's Coalition for Adequate School Housing and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Feldman also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Carlthorp School.He also serves on the editorial board of the firm's real estate practice newsletter REsource: A Goodwin Procter Publication for the Real Estate Industry.Mr. Feldman is a frequent lecturer and author on real estate and finance matters. He has been a featured speaker for the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Building Industry Association, the California Association for Local Economic Development, the California Redevelopment Association, the Council of Development Finance Agencies, the National Federation of Municipal Finance Analysts, The League of California Cities, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the USC Gould School of Law, the UCLA School of Law, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, the Milken Institute, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Pacific Coast Builders' Conference, the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate's Economic Forecast and the Urban Land Institute. In addition, he has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and serves as an expert witness in high-stakes real estate and public finance litigation matters.Articles and comments by Mr. Feldman have appeared in numerous publications, including: American Lawyer, Bloomberg, The Bond Buyer, The California Real Estate Journal, Commercial Property News, The Daily Deal, Fixed Income Daily, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, The Los Angeles Business Journal, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, The Los Angeles Times, the NAREIT Report, The New York Times, Real Estate Forum (including the July 2005 cover story), Real Estate Southern California, Retail Traffic Magazine, The Sacramento Bee, The San Diego Tribune, The San Jose Mercury News, The San Francisco Recorder, The San Francisco Chronicle, Urban Land Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Western Cities Magazine.In addition, Mr. Feldman has appeared on Fox Business News' Money for Breakfast with Alexis Glick, CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and KNX AM 1070's Business Hour with Frank Mottek.Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Feldman was the managing partner of the Century City office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where he headed that firm's National Public Finance Practice and its Los Angeles Real Estate practice.
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