Michael T. Fishman - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Michael T. Fishman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 312-476-5075

Michael T. Fishman is Co-Chair of the firm's Chicago Real Estate Practice who focuses his practice on real estate, real estate finance, private equity and real estate fund formation. His clients include institutional investors, investment advisors, public and private real estate companies, REITs and financial institutions. Michael has worked to form domestic and cross-border real estate funds and joint ventures, and regularly represents lenders on real estate projects throughout the United States and globally. In addition, he has experience with mezzanine finance, mortgage finance, lease finance and loan defeasance transactions. Michael regularly advises clients with regard to the acquisition, disposition, leasing and management of multi-family, industrial, office, retail and hotel properties in the United States and globally.

The Ohio State UniversityBA 1991Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State UniversityJ.D. 1995
Urban Land InstituteNational Young Leadership Cabinet, United Jewish CommunitiesPension Real Estate Association

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Joint ventures
  • Real estate finance
  • Private equity
  • Fund formation
  • Cross-border
  • Leasing
  • Development

Client Comments

"Michael Fishman understands our business and always has our best interest in mind. Michael has always been prompt in getting back to us and helped us resolve and tackle many issues over the years. I would certainly recommend him without hesitation."

"I have worked with Michael for many years and he has moved from being an excellent transaction lawyer to being a counselor and facilitator. He is among the rare group of lawyers that gets deals done efficiently, rather than finding ways to stop transactions."

-Kent Swanson
Cheif Financial Officer
John Buck Company

"Few counselors are as available and accountable as Michael. His good humor and sensibilities are his trademarks, and they are equaled by his tenacity and loyalty. Michael is a winner on every level!"

-Stan Harrelson
Pinnacle Family of Companies

Office Location

77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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