David Phelps is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, primarily representing private equity funds, capital markets clients, home offices, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors. Mr. Phelps regularly represents owners and investors in connection with acquisition, development and financing of hotels throughout the globe. He also has particular depth representing owners/developers and equity investors in structuring complex joint ventures for acquisition and development of individual and multiple properties and fund and portfolio transactions.
Mr. Phelps represents clients in the acquisition, disposition, development, financing (construction and permanent financing) and restructuring of various real estate projects. His work involves all property types, including office, multifamily residential (including luxury apartments and student housing), industrial, medical office, retail, hotels and resorts, including branded condominiums, spas, casinos and golf courses, among others.
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
Recognition & Awards
Mr. Phelps has chaired industry panels on the financing and restructuring of distressed hospitality assets and lectured on complex joint ventures and presented on the topics of documentation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements as well as the documentation and negotiation of construction contracts and related agreements. He has also given numerous oral and written presentations on the subjects of conveyancing, equity financing, title insurance and survey matters and presented on topics regarding documenting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements as well as documenting and negotiating construction contracts and related agreements.
His recent publications include:
- Quoted, “How Hospitality Industry Lawyers Are Working to Save Companies From COVID-19 Disaster,” Corporate Counsel, March 25, 2020
- Quoted, “3 Real Estate Trends To Watch In 2018,” Law360, January 1, 2018