Henry D. Finkelstein

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Biography

Henry Finkelstein has a notable breadth and depth of experience in real estate and business transactions. For over 30 years, he has represented developers, institutional investors, family offices, capital partners and end-users. He has also acted as outside counsel to the City of Beverly Hills and a regional stadium commission and has represented private parties in many public/private partnership endeavors.

Henry has handled development, joint ventures, financing, leasing, and sales of office buildings, hotels, industrial buildings, luxury homes, apartments and a wide range of retail projects. He has 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 he has handled include land use approvals, public financing of regional infrastructure needs, the acquisition and development of environmentally contaminated property, the negotiation of vested rights development agreements and construction contracts.

His engagements have ranged from center city redevelopment to the repositioning of early suburban shopping centers to ex-urban and resort projects. 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. He is a frequent speaker on urban in-fill and redevelopment topics.

Professional Affiliations

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

Awards

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

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

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