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  • J.D., 1982
    University of California Davis
  • B.A., 1978
    University of California Santa Cruz
    (with highest honors)

Lewis G Feldman
601 South Figueroa Street
41st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Lewis G. Feldman is a partner in Goodwin Procter's Business Law Department and a member of the Real Estate, REITs & Real Estate Capital Markets Group. He serves as chair of Goodwin Procter's Los Angeles office and heads the firm’s Public 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 government and the private sector.


Mr. Feldman has advised clients on more than $75 billion in debt and equity transactions 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, such as water, wastewater, and energy facilities.


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 and Board Chair; the University of Southern California, Lusk Center for Real Estate; the Haas Business School Fund, University of California Berkeley; the University of California Santa Cruz Foundation; The Jewish Federation's Real Estate and Construction (REC) Division Cabinet; 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; and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Additionally, Mr. Feldman is an active member of the Urban Land Institute's Public Private Partnership Council and participates on the Boards of the Milken Institute California Center Advisory Council and Bet Tzedek.

Mr. Feldman is this year’s honorary chairman of the UCLA 2013 Los Angeles County Bar Real Estate Law Symposium. He serves on the USC Gould School of Law's Real Estate Law and Business Forum Planning Committee (2009-2012) and is a member of the Real Estate Forum's Editorial Advisory Board. Additionally, he is on the editorial board of the firm's Real Estate Group's newsletter REsource: A Goodwin Procter Publication for the Real Estate Industry and is a founding editor of Goodwin Procter’s Municipal Bankruptcy blog and the firm's Sustainable Development blog.


Mr. Feldman is a frequent lecturer and author on real estate and public 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 ABA Banking Journal, American Infrastructure, The American Lawyer, Area Development, Arizona Daily Star, Barron's, Bloomberg, The Bond Buyer, The California Real Estate Journal, Commercial Property News, Construction Today Quarterly, Daily Commerce, The Daily Deal, Deal Pipeline, Debtwire, Fixed Income Daily, Forbes, Fortune Magazine,, Government & Infrastructure Magazine, Huffington Post,  Infrastructure Solutions, International Property Journal, iStock Analyst, Law360,,The Los Angeles Business Journal, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles Downtown News, Los Angeles Magazine, The Los Angeles Times,, the NAREIT Report, The New York Times, North County Times, Pensions & Investments, POWER Magazine, Project Finance, Real Estate Finance & Investment, Real Estate Forum (including the July 2005 cover story), Real Estate Southern California, Retail Traffic Magazine, The Sacramento Bee, The San Diego Union Tribune, The San Jose Mercury News, The San Francisco Recorder, The San Francisco Chronicle, UCLA Real Estate Wire, Urban Land Magazine, The Ventura County Star, Voice of San Diego, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Western Cities Magazine.

In addition, Mr. Feldman appears 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.


Mr. Feldman is admitted to practice in California.


Mr. Feldman has been recognized by the Daily Journal as among the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” in 2008 and 2013, and as one of “California's Top Real Estate Transactional Lawyers of 2013." He has been recognized by the California Real Estate Journal as one of “California’s Leading Dealmakers” and by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the “Top 100” leaders in the California legal community. He is recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Real Estate) (2000-2013), Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate and Public Finance) (2000-2013), Lawdragon’s “Top 500 Lawyers in America,” The Legal 500 (2008-2011), the “Leading 500 Dealmakers in America” and holds Martindale-Hubbell‘s highest rating of "AV®-Preeminent™."

Other honors include recognition in the Los Angeles Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" and "Who's Who in Law" (2013, 2007); the Los Angeles Daily Journal's "Leading Rainmakers in California"; Real Estate Southern California's "Top Southern California Real Estate Lawyers" and American Lawyer Media's "Top 100 Attorneys" in Los Angeles County.