Barbara Gregoratos is an experienced real estate private equity lawyer, with a broad transactional practice. She represents domestic and foreign clients, including sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, property companies, and corporate users in a variety of transactions, such as high-value purchases and sales (including real estate owned [REO] sales for national banks), investor-side fund investment, negotiating joint ventures for development, acquisition or investment in real estate debt or equity, real estate secured financings, and complex commercial leasing transactions, including ground leases and build-to-suit leases.
Barbara is currently the chair of the Special Investors and Investment Structure Group of the ABA's Real Property Section (2021-2023) and previously was the vice chair of that group and the chair of the ABA's International Investments in Real Estate Committee (2015-2020). She coauthored a chapter titled "Considerations in Structuring a Real Estate Fund," published by Aspatore Press (2008) in Inside the Minds: Fund Formation Strategies and authored a "Real Estate Practical Guidance" module and accompanying transactional forms for Lexis Practice Advisor, a Matthew Bender online resource (2012).
Barbara was a speaker at the 2011 ABA Annual Meeting and at the 2012 and 2015 ABA Real Property Section Spring Symposia in presentations sponsored by the ABA's Real Property Section Committee on International Transactions. She was a program co-chair for an international leasing presentation at the 2017 RPTE Spring Symposia. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, and Northern California Super Lawyers numerous times.
- April 2015
ABA Real Property Section Spring Symposia
- May 2012
RPTE Annual Spring Symposia
- August 2011
ABA Annual Meeting
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. magna cum laude 1987; Order of the Coif; Member, Hastings Law Journal); University of California, Davis (A.B. in Russian Literature and History)
- Extern to the Honorable Joseph Grodin, California Supreme Court (Spring 1987)