François Verdot


François Verdot chairs our Real Estate department.

François advises investors and corporate tenants on complex real estate transactions including acquisitions, sales and rental management.  He also offers high-level counsel in connection with optimizing rental property performance.  François represents clients in litigation over commercial leases for all types of properties.  He advises a variety of French and global investors, asset managers, real estate developers, investment funds, corporate tenants, ministries, regions or other state-owned entities.  François works closely with a network of real estate brokers, architects, appraisers, surveyors, notaries and certified public accountants.

  • François Verdot is individually ranked in the US directory Best Lawyers 2024
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024 : François Verdot is ranked in “Real Estate
    ‘A very professional and attentive team. Wise advice and careful follow-up of files.’
  • Leaders League 2024: Silver award « Real Estate transactions »
  • Leaders League 2024: François Verdot is highly recommended Tenancy law (Excellent), Real estate litigation (Excellent), Real estate development (Highly recommended), Construction litigation (including insurance) (Highly recommended),  Real estate transactions (Highly recommended), Advising and contracts (markets and construction) (Highly recommended)
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2023 : François Verdot est classé dans la catégorie “Real Estate
    ‘The real estate team at Franklin have a great expertise in real estate law as well as a real sagacity to identify legal strategies. The precision of their analysis gives real confidence to clients.’
    ‘Expertise, reliability and pugnacity are standout features of the firm; François Verdot is particularly distinguished in the field.’
    ‘Good responsiveness, fluid collaboration with the client and measured invoicing.’
  • University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas : Postgraduate degree (DEA) in General Private Law
  • University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas : B.A. (Maîtrise) in Private Law, Judicial Careers