Teresa K Goebel

Teresa K. Goebel

Teresa K. Goebel
San Francisco
+1 415 733 6052

Teresa Goebel is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Real Estate Industry group. Her practice encompasses a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including hotel transactions, joint ventures, financings and real property sales and acquisitions. She joined Goodwin in 2008. Teresa is co-chair of Goodwin’s Pro Bono Committee and a former member of the Partnership Committee and former chair of Goodwin’s global Hospitality & Leisure practice.


Teresa represents many of the world’s leading hotel companies. She focuses particularly on the acquisition, development, financing, management and sale of hotels and mixed-use hospitality properties. She regularly negotiates, structures and documents management agreements and equity and debt investments for hotels, resorts and other mixed use hospitality projects throughout the world.

Professional Activities

Teresa is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), and chairs its hotels, resorts and mixed-use properties committee.  Teresa served on the Program Planning Committee for the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), the leading hotel conference in the United States, for three years. Teresa is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of California and State Bar of New York.





The University of Chicago Law School

(high honors, Order of the Coif)


Brown University

(magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Honorable David S. Tatel



  • California
  • New York

Recognition & Awards

Teresa has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer in the hospitality area in the United States each year since 2011. Teresa also served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Hospitality for Law 360. Teresa was selected by the Daily Journal for its “Top Women Lawyers” feature in 2014, which honors women attorneys for their significant achievements in various practices across the legal industry.


Teresa’s speaking engagements include the following:

  • Hotels come roaring back, and the future is looking bright,” Institutional Real Estate, Inc. Podcast (November 19, 2021)
  • Developing and presenting as a panelist on “Hotel Management Agreements: The Rise of the Unbranded” at the American College of Real Estate fall meeting in October 2023  
  • Speaking as a panelist on “Hotel Business Update: Acquisitions & Spin-Offs” at the Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit sponsored by Georgetown Law School in November 2015
  • Moderating a panel on “Hot Topics” in Purchase and Sale Agreements” at PLI’s all-day conference on hotel law in September 2015
  • Moderating a panel on “How Do You Select and Negotiate a Management Contract” at The Americas Lodging Investment Summit in January 2015
  • Speaking as a panelist at the Travel Industry Executive Women’s Network Forum sponsored by the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association in January 2015
  • Moderating a panel “Financing of Hotel Transactions” at PLI’s all-day conference on hotel law in September 2014
  • Developing and presenting with a colleague “Hotel Management Agreements: The Owner-Operator Relationship” as a PLI briefing in July 2013

 Teresa has been cited or quoted in the following press articles:

Teresa's publications include: