Josh Marcus Moak is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department where he represents private equity funds, institutional and non-institutional investors, developers, operators, lenders, and borrowers in negotiating and structuring real estate joint ventures, acquisitions, sales, developments, and financings. Josh has significant experience in hospitality transactions, with a focus on representing owners and restaurant brands in management agreements, joint ventures, license agreements, and leases.
Prior to joining the Real Estate Department, he served as an independent consultant to real estate developers, food and beverage companies, and private equity funds on growth and turnaround projects, including acquiring distressed and stressed restaurant assets and leases and restaurant curation, sourcing, and negotiations. Prior to serving as an independent consultant, he was the Vice President, Development & General Counsel of the critically acclaimed, global food and beverage company, Momofuku Group, where he led a wholesale restructuring of the business, significant national growth of the restaurant division, equity and debt fundraising, corporate governance, and served as general counsel. Prior to Momofuku Group, he was a corporate restructuring attorney and represented ad hoc groups of hedge funds, private equity funds, large investment managers, and other financial institutions in high profile, complex in-court and out-of-court restructurings and distressed M&A transactions across a variety of industry sectors, with a focus on hospitality, leisure, and gaming.
Josh received his B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, in 2007 and his J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law, cum laude, in 2010.
Josh is admitted to practice law in California and New York.
Fordham University - 2010 Juris Doctor
University of Pennsylvania - 2007 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar