Gerard J. Walsh

Partner
Real Estate

Jerry Walsh, a partner in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the Real Estate Group.  He focuses his practice on counseling clients in connection with the acquisition, construction, development, entitlement, financing, leasing, restructuring and disposition of master planned communities, hotel, golf and resort projects, mixed use projects, corporate campuses, and commercial and retail centers. He has extensive experience representing public and private entities, developers, corporate users and institutional lenders (including commercial banks, pension and opportunity funds, and their advisors) in transactions throughout California and the United States.

Mr. Walsh's representative engagements include:

  • Advice and representation of a public pension fund and advisor in connection with acquisition, due diligence, financing, joint venture, hotel and golf course management, renovation, reflagging and repositioning of a luxury resort in Hawaii.
  • Advice and representation in connection with the spin-off of an income-producing portfolio of 22 properties, including a Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Hotel and equity interest in a regional mall and entertainment center in connection with a reverse triangular merger of a publicly traded master limited partnership.
  • Advice and representation of an opportunity fund in connection with the acquisition, due diligence, financing, hotel management and joint venture of a multistate boutique hotel portfolio located in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Advice and representation of an opportunity fund in connection with the acquisition, due diligence, financing, hotel management, joint venture and disposition of a luxury resort in Hawaii.
  • Advice and representation of opportunity funds regarding the acquisition, due diligence, financing and joint venture of a multistate hotel portfolio.
  • Advice and representation of an opportunity fund in connection with the acquisition, due diligence, financing, joint venture, recapitalization and restructuring of boutique hotel in Hawaii.
  • Advice and representation in connection with the acquisition, development, due diligence, entitlement and financing of more than 10 million square feet of corporate campuses for a market leading technology company in the Bay Area, including campuses in the East Bay, Silicon Valley and Marin County, California.
  • Advice and representation in connection with the development, leasing and disposition of a multiphase 9 million square foot commercial park in Santa Clarita, California, including numerous build-to-suit transactions for end-users.
  • Advice and representation in connection with the acquisition, development, due diligence, entitlement and financing of more than 2 million square feet of corporate campuses for a technology company in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
  • Advice and representation in connection with the construction, development, leasing and disposition of Princess Cruises' multibuilding, 400,000+ square foot corporate headquarters and call center in Valencia Town Center, Santa Clarita, California, to a public pension fund and advisor.
  • Advice and representation in connection with the acquisition, development, due diligence and financing of a 1.5 million square foot corporate campus for a technology company in North Carolina.
  • Advice and representation in connection with the joint venture, renovation, leasing and disposition of a 500,000 square foot office development in Southern California in connection with the roll-up of a publicly traded REIT.
  • Advice and representation of a financial institution in connection with the joint venture, leasing, subleasing and financing of a 1.2 million square foot office complex in Los Angeles, California.
  • Advice and representation of a financial institution in connection with the leasing of a 200,000 square foot call and data center in Southern California.
  • Advice and representation in connection with leasing several million square feet of R&D and tech-flex space for technology companies in California.
  • Advice and representation of an opportunity fund in connection with the acquisition, due diligence, financing and joint venture of a multibuilding apartment portfolio in Southern California.
  • Advice and representation in connection with the development, financing and disposition of a multibuilding apartment portfolio to a publicly traded REIT.

His representative clients include Bank of America, Cisco Systems, Inc., Cornerstone Advisers LLC, LACERA, Lennar Homes of California, The Newhall Land and Farming Company, Patina Group, Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and Westbrook Partners.

Before joining Orrick, Mr. Walsh was a partner with a magic circle firm and chairman of the real estate group of a prominent national law firm.

Gerard Walsh
Admitted In
  • California

Education
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1975
Memberships
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Bar Association

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