Attorney’s Biography

Gregory S. Feis

Law Firm Experience

Greg Feis is a business lawyer with more than 40 years’ broad-based experience, more than 21 of which were with large national law firms. He has successfully led and handled a wide variety of sophisticated corporate and finance transactions for clients, ranging from major public companies to small, young and start-up companies, in diverse industries including energy, restaurants, retail shops, consulting, media, REITs, communications, services, aviation and aerospace, technology, software, manufacturing, trade shows, health sciences, and insurance. Please see the Prior Representations page for a listing of representative transactions and representations Greg has handled.

From 1997 until the launch of his own law office in early 2003, Greg was a full-equity partner with Shaw Pittman LLP, then a 400+ lawyer firm which is now part of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP – a 700 attorney law firm with 20 offices around the world. Prior to that, he was an associate and then a full-equity partner with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Washington, DC (which is among the ten largest US law firms, with 2,000 lawyers in 31 offices worldwide). He began the practice of law at a respected law firm in Los Angeles.


Greg attended the School of Law at the University of California at Los Angeles, one of the top-15 law schools in the country, and Greg was in the top 1/8 of his class and on Law Review there.

For his undergraduate work, Greg attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with Highest Honors and Distinction in General Scholarship.

Bar Associations

Greg is admitted to practice by the DC Bar, the Maryland Bar, and the California Bar.

While a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, including membership in that Section’s Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions, he was active on the Task Force on Asset Acquisitions, which drafted and published the ABA Model Asset Purchase Agreement, a resource distributed to lawyers throughout the country and abroad. He also co-authored the “Negotiated Acquisitions” handbook published by BNA (The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.).

Martindale-Hubbell® Rating

Greg Feis is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. He is honored to have received the highest rating given by the leading independent attorney rating entity. Martindale-Hubbell® has maintained ratings for lawyers for more than a century, and currently reviews or assigns ratings for over 150,000 lawyers each year. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges, and attest to the individual lawyer’s legal ability and adherence to accepted professional standards of ethics. Exclusively developed and assigned by the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, ratings are considered valuable benchmarks intended for use by members of the profession.

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