Henry D. Finkelstein

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Henry Finkelstein has more than 30 years of experience in real estate and business transactions. He has represented developers, investors, lenders and end-users. Henry has also acted as outside counsel to the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission.

Matters Henry has handled include development, joint ventures, financing, leasing and sales of office buildings, hotels, industrial buildings, apartments and a wide range of retail projects. He has a particular expertise in the acquisition, entitlements, leasing and pad sales for shopping centers on behalf of developers and anchor tenants. These engagements include the acquisition and development, or build-to-suit leasing, of approximately 10 million square feet of space on behalf of a major retailer.

Other matters Henry has handled include land use approvals, public financing of regional infrastructure needs, the acquisition and development of environmentally contaminated property and the negotiation of disposition and development agreements with redevelopment agencies.

Henry's engagements have ranged from center city redevelopment, to the repositioning of early suburban shopping centers to green fields. He has an affinity for both complex financial transactions and working with other stakeholders in the development process. He particularly enjoys collaborating with architects, engineers and other industry professionals in solving problems and bringing projects to fruition.

Henry is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute and an Associate Member of the International Council on Shopping Centers.

Professional Affiliations

  • Full Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Associate Member, International Council of Shopping Centers


  • Listed, "Best Lawyers in America," Real Estate Law, 2017- 2023
  • Rated, "AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5," Martindale Hubbell

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Washington University School of Law  (J.D., 1981)
  • Colgate University  (B.A., 1977)