Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Professional Details

Glenn T. Sherman, Partner

Glenn T. Sherman is Co-Chair of our Real Estate Department.  He has been involved in transactions throughout the United States, including Arizona, California, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Although he handles all aspects of a commercial real estate practice, Mr. Sherman has extensive experience in construction and development, purchases and sales and leasing.

Mr. Sherman counsels clients in the purchase and sale of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial properties and apartment buildings. In addition, he handles various residential agreements and sales as well.  As to leasing, Mr. Sherman handles everything from big box retailers to small mom & pop spaces.  He creates standard form leases for use in various projects. By representing both landlords and tenants, he has a realistic understanding of the needs of each side of the transaction and uses that to resolve sticking points during a negotiation in a way that both parties can accept.

Mr. Sherman has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association | Real Property Section
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • The Guardians
  • Stop Cancer
  • Camp Max Straus

Representative Clients and Matters

  • Negotiated leases on behalf of landlords with the following tenants: Wal-Mart, Ralph’s Grocery Co., Smart ‘n’ Final, Wild Oats, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, 7-Eleven, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Ross Dress for Less, Marshall’s, Fallas Paredes, 99 Cents Only, PetsMart, Staples, Office Depot, Lumber Liquidators, Skechers, Chase, Wells Fargo, Washington Mutual, Payless Shoe Source, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Carl’s Jr., Panda Express, Jamba Juice, Johnny Rockets, Subway, and numerous sit-down restaurants, among others.
  • Negotiated leases on behalf of tenants with the following landlords: Westfield, Kimco, Champion Real Estate Company, Black Rock, Douglas Emmett, TOPA, EOP, The Irvine Company and KBS Realty, among others.

Presentations & Publications

  • Co-Author | "The Infamous LOI" | Gold's Gym Franchise Newsletter | January 2012
  • Author | "Insurance: The Great Equalizer in Lease Negotiations" | AIR Newsletter | January 2001
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) seminars | 1995-1996, 2001, 2003-2005, 2012
  • "The Real Estate Show" | KGIL | 1999-2000
  • “Single Tenant Build-to-Suit Leases: Creating Value for Both Developers and Retailers” | ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference | October 2016
  • “Landlord Lease Remedies: A Closer Look” | Los Angeles County Bar Association - Leasing and Development | August 2013
  • "AIA Contracts: If Only You Knew What You Don't Know" | International Council of Shopping Center's (ICSC) Law Conference | November 2012
  • "Top 10 Issues in Big Box Leasing" | Los Angeles County Bar Association | January 2012

Media Coverage


  • "Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements" | Negotiation Business Transactions, published by John Wiley & Sons | January 1998