Greg is an experienced real estate transactional attorney whose practice focuses on real property acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, and development. He serves as the team leader for the San Francisco Real Estate and Renewable Energy Development team.
Broad Real Estate Industry Experience
Greg represents institutional clients, developers, and local governmental agencies in buying, selling, and leasing real estate for a variety of industries including residential, commercial, retail, health care, hospitality, technology, mitigation banking, government services, and energy. With a practice that ranges from assisting clients in acquiring property for development, to office, retail and industrial leasing, his representation regularly includes negotiating and drafting agreements, conducting due diligence and closing transactions.
Renewable Energy Handling
Greg represents public and private renewable energy companies in negotiating, entering into, and implementing renewable energy leases and easements and associated property rights and financing agreements for utility scale solar and wind energy projects throughout California.
In addition to real property acquisitions and dispositions, Greg's practices regularly includes representing developers in negotiating and securing development related approvals such as development agreements, affordable housing agreements, infrastructure acquisition and reimbursement agreements, mitigation lands, and conservation easements. He also advises clients regarding the formation of land-based financing mechanisms, including Mello-Roos Districts.
Local Government Matters
Greg has served as real estate counsel for a number of local governmental agencies and special districts, including Alameda County, El Camino Hospital District and the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (Zone 7). He also represents clients that are undergoing services reviews and audits by a Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo).
Prior to joining Cox, Castle & Nicholson in 2007, Greg was a partner in the real estate group at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, LLP. From 1997 to 2002, he was Senior Counsel at wireless telecommunications company AirTouch Communications, Inc. (later Vodafone-AirTouch). Prior to joining AirTouch Communications in 1997, he was an associate in the Walnut Creek office of Morrison & Foerster where he was engaged in real estate and land use practices.