Roy S. Geiger

Mr. Roy S. Geiger is of counsel with the firm. Mr. Geiger is a former partner of Irell & Manella LLP, where he was a member of the real estate and banking practice groups for over 25 years. He has been involved with major financings and workouts, representing both borrowers and lenders.

Mr. Geiger has served as associate editor of the California Real Property Journal and as co-chair of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of California. He is the co-chair of the Joint Committee on Legal Opinions in California Real Estate Transactions, a joint project of the State Bar Real Property Law Section and the Los Angeles County Bar, and he has written and spoken extensively on topics relating to real property and finance. Among Mr. Geiger’s publications are Lenders and Leases (co-author); Dover Mobile Estates v. Fiber Form Products Inc.: The Subordinate Tenant Walks and the Court Enforces an Automatic Subordination Provision in a Lease; AB1735: The Remediation of Hazardous Lending; and Bank of Southern California v. Dombrow: Depublished but not Dead (co-author), all of which were published in the California Real Property Journal.

Not only does he write for publications, but also Mr. Geiger has been featured in them as well. Mr. Geiger was selected for inclusion in Southern California “Super Lawyers” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He also was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Mr. Geiger’s interests are keeping up with the latest computer technology and bike riding. He also is proficient in Spanish.

Professional Activities

Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations.

Bar & Court Admissions 1979, California

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights

Debt Finance

Real Estate


University of California, Berkeley (J.D., 1979)

University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1972); Phi Beta Kappa