In this episode of BS: Beyond Stereotypes, George Fatheree, real estate partner at Sidley in Los Angeles, speaks with Merle Vaughn about leading the Bruce’s Beach case, the first land reparations granted to a Black American family, and describes how it felt to have everything he had worked for in his life come together. George talks about his humble beginnings in Chino, California, and the importance of intentionality, professional excellence and authenticity throughout his career.
George Fatheree advises clients in large and complex real estate transactions. He also advises professional sports teams, artists, museums, and other arts and cultural institutions across a range of issues and transactions. He has experience in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including joint ventures, fund formations, financings, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and real estate M&A with a focus on hospitality, industrial, multifamily, entertainment venues, sports arenas, casinos, and energy deals.
George was named a 2020 “California Lawyer Attorney of the Year” by the Daily Journal, in recognition of his representation of the J. Paul Getty Trust in acquiring the photography archives of Ebony and Jet magazines. He has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the California Real Estate category (2018-2022). He was named one of Real Estate Forum’s “Top 50 Real Estate Professionals Under 40” (2015) and an “Outstanding Young Lawyer” by the Los Angeles County Bar Association (2017).
George earned his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School and is a Fritz B. Burns Scholar and a member of Alpha Sigma Nu. He received an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University where he studied government and religion.
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