Michael F. Sfregola is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he is a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. He has extensive experience in the structuring of the acquisition and financing of hotel, resort, commercial, industrial and residential properties, including multi-jurisdiction and major portfolio acquisitions from both private and public sellers in the United States and Asia. He is also an accomplished tax lawyer, representing domestic and foreign institutional investors, including real estate funds and REITs, in connection with structured finance transactions, mergers, divestitures and workouts, as well as tax planning with respect to real estate joint ventures.
Mr. Sfregola was previously a partner with Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory LLP, where he practiced since 1980. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Irvine in 1976. He earned his law degree in 1979 from the University of Southern California where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Sfregola has lectured on real estate joint ventures and related topics, as well as tax and legal issues affecting private equity funds.