George C. Fatheree, III
George Fatheree’s practice concentrates on representing clients in a variety of real estate transactions.
Mr. Fatheree has experience in the acquisition and disposition of various classes of real estate assets, including shopping centers, office buildings, hotels and development properties, as well as multi-asset transactions. He represents lenders and borrowers in a range of financing transactions, including mortgage and asset-based loans, sale-leaseback transactions and loan assumptions, as well as in workouts and restructurings. Mr. Fatheree also represents landlords and tenants in a wide range of leasing transactions across multiple geographies and asset classes.
Mr. Fatheree has represented a major casino developer in connection with the development and construction of a casino in the U.S. Gulf region, as well as real estate investors in joint venture transactions to invest in office buildings and shopping centers. In addition, he has been involved with alternative energy transactions involving solar farms and the development and financing of transmission facilities.
Mr. Fatheree’s representative clients have included Banco Inbursa; BlackRock; BIG Shopping Centers USA, Inc.; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Emeritus Corporation; First Solar, Inc.; Fortress; Freedom Communications; General Growth Properties; The Gores Group; HCP, Inc.; M. David Paul & Associates; MPG Office Trust, Inc.; Public Storage, Inc.; and TMI Hospitality, Inc.
Also an active pro bono attorney, Mr. Fatheree has worked on engagements including securing reparations for survivors of the Holocaust, representing charter schools in leasing and facilities development transactions, advising school districts on education reform issues and representing students with special needs to help them access educational support services.
Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Fatheree served as the chief operating officer of the California Charter Schools Association and worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton.
J.D., Loyola Law School Los Angeles, 2007
A.B., Harvard University, 1997
Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2007-2008)
Board Member, St. HOPE Public Schools
Vice Chair, African American Attorneys in Downtown Firms