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Erin L. Rothfuss


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Co-chair of the real estate department at Gibson Dunn

Practice encompasses a variety of transactional matters

Ranked as a leading lawyer for Real Estate in California by Chambers USA

Erin L. Rothfuss is a partner, resident in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is co-chair of the firm’s real estate department, serves on the firm’s compensation and finance committees, and previously served on the firm’s executive committee. 

Rothfuss’ practice encompasses a variety of transactional matters involving lending and structured finance, private equity, workouts and restructurings, loan sales, syndications and participations, and acquisitions and dispositions, with a particular emphasis on real estate.   

She represents a wide range of clients, including lenders, developers, opportunity funds, joint ventures and a variety of institutional and non-institutional investors.  Her experience includes advising clients in connection with property, equity and loan transfers, construction, securitized, mezzanine and permanent financings, conduit lending, exchanges, partnership and joint venture structuring, leasing and workouts. 

Rothfuss advises on transactions involving all types of commercial and residential real property, including development property, office buildings, hotels, resorts, shopping centers, multifamily projects and other commercial properties. She also has significant experience with fund formation and private equity work. 

 Rothfuss is ranked as a leading lawyer for Real Estate in California by legal directory Chambers USA, where she is recognized as “incredibly responsive, efficient and pragmatic in negotiations,” and as having “an unbelievable ability to digest a large amount of information and synthesize it into options for the business.” She is also recognized by Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer for Real Estate and Construction Law. 

These are some of the reasons that we named Rothfuss to our California grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community. 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).