Greg Young is a partner in our Real Estate Practice Group. He has more than 20 years of professional experience during which his primary concentration has been on a nationwide practice representing clients in real estate matters. Greg also has substantial experience assisting clients within federal public policy engagements.
Greg’s practice spans multiple areas of real estate, finance and business transactional law and real estate development. He has particular knowledge in commercial real estate matters, in which his experience includes counseling and assisting clients with acquisitions/sales, financing, leasing and development of commercial, hospitality and leisure, industrial, residential and mixed-use properties and projects, and with real estate entity, property and project structuring and restructurings, work-outs and foreclosures. During his lengthy practice, he has assisted clients in multiple engagements relating to land use and zoning, permitting, development and re-development, construction, tax, bankruptcy, environmental and other essential and ancillary aspects of real estate law. Greg also has significant experience working with clients in the Town of Palm Beach and similar coastal communities with “ultra” high-end residential real estate needs.
Greg’s clientele is highly diverse and includes domestic and foreign individuals, and closely-held and institutional business entities (corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, trusts, etc.) acting in varying roles, e.g., owner, borrower, landlord/tenant, developer and otherwise, in connection with real estate, finance and business transactions, real estate development projects and related matters throughout the US. Greg also has substantial experience assisting federal, state and foreign charter lenders and financial institutions in commercial, industrial and residential real estate loans and refinancings, (business entity) working capital loans and asset-based financings and foreclosure, restructuring and workout arrangements.
Greg’s public policy and government relations practice involvement provides clients with sophisticated experience addressing strategic considerations on wide-ranging substantive issues at the Federal level. His experience includes a particular forte in engagements relating to Federal elections and campaign finance.
Greg is involved in several local, state and national industry associations and groups involved in real estate ownership and development. He has led discussions and moderated legal education seminars and has written legal articles concerning various matters and issues involving real estate law. Greg has also presented and written speeches and published position statements on behalf of candidates for local, state and national public office and in connection with public policy issues.
Greg is also very active in the business and philanthropic community in South Florida and in Washington DC. He serves as a Trustee and President of the Gulf Stream School – a private, independent day school (pre-K through 8th grade), as a full member of the Urban Land Institute and as a Trustee of the Palm Beach United Way.