Jesse Shapiro is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department. Most recently, Mr. Shapiro was ranked in the 2021 and 2022 editions of Chambers USA for Real Estate. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in real estate law, Mr. Shapiro was recently named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020 as one of the leading real estate lawyers in America. He has also been named a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2014-2019, and in 2013, both SuperLawyers and Law360 named him a ‘Rising Star.’ Law360 designated him as one of its six “Rising Star” Real Estate attorneys under 40 to watch nationwide.
Mr. Shapiro’s practice experience includes representation of real estate funds, lenders, and institutional and non-institutional investors in all areas of real estate, including: acquisitions and dispositions; construction, mortgage (fee and leasehold), mezzanine and participating financing; loan restructuring and workouts; and forming and representing limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and joint ventures. Prior to joining the Real Estate Department, he represented debtors and creditors in high profile Chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, commercial bank financings and complex inter-creditor litigations.
Mr. Shapiro received his law degree from the New York University School of Law in 2000. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in math, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.
Mr. Shapiro is admitted to practice law in the States of California, New York and New Jersey.
New York University - 2000 Juris Doctor
University of Pennsylvania - 1996 Bachelor of Arts
New Jersey Bar
New York Bar