Greenberg Glusker today announced that real estate attorney Kenneth S. Fields has joined the Firm as Partner. Fields represents major developers, owners and operators of industrial, retail, office and other commercial property owners throughout the Westside of Los Angeles, California and the nation. His clients also include commercial brokerage firms, real estate investors and syndicators.
Fields is known for his personal and creative lawyering and management of a portfolio of longstanding clients and high-profile projects. He is a Los Angeles native whose practice is an optimal fit with the Firm’s strengths in high-volume, significant real estate transactions.
“Greenberg Glusker’s marquee real estate practice and full-service capabilities are part of the perfect match that motivated my move,” said Fields. Previously, Fields was a partner at the Silver & Freedman law firm.
“Ken has an enviable reputation as a high-integrity, real estate player, and he understandably had many suitors,” said Ryan Iwasaka, chair of Greenberg Glusker’s Real Estate Group. “We are pleased that he agrees with us on the complementary support the Firm can provide his clients and we extend the warmest welcome to him.”
In a recent issue of the California Mortgage Bankers Association E-News, Fields was interviewed on impediments to the state’s real estate recovery. He observed:
“This potential for a glut of foreclosure properties also makes it difficult to value the inventory of properties that are on the market today. We do not see a true return of stability until the unknown inventory of foreclosures works its way through the market.”
Fields frequently advises clients in an “outside general counsel” capacity, extending the value of his real estate deal making. He often represents owners and tenants in single-tenant "big-box" leases, as well as counsels on all aspects of real estate transactions. This includes sales and acquisitions of individual properties and multi-property portfolios, construction and development and leasing of industrial, retail and office properties, and permanent, construction, mezzanine and other real estate secured loans.
Fields earned his J.D. at Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where he was a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, and is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles.