Howard S. Hirsch

Howard S. Hirsch

General Counsel - Securities

Griffin Capital Company, LLC

Mr. Hirsch is Vice President and General Counsel - Securities of Griffin Capital Company, LLC. In addition, he is Vice President and Assistant Secretary for Griffin Institutional Access® Credit Fund and Griffin Institutional Access® Real Estate Fund, as well as Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Griffin Capital Essential Asset® REIT, Inc., and Vice President and Secretary of Griffin Capital Essential Asset® REIT II, Inc. Mr. Hirsch is responsible for overseeing all of the firm’s product offerings and corporate, legal and compliance matters for the public companies and affiliated entities sponsored by Griffin Capital Company, LLC. He also oversees securities compliance and due diligence matters for the firm. Mr. Hirsch is a member of Griffin Capital’s executive management team and is an executive officer of many of Griffin Capital’s sponsored public companies and advisors to those entities.

Career Summary

Mr. Hirsch has 20 years of experience working with public companies. He has handled various securities offerings, SEC reporting, corporate and securities compliance matters, and private placements for various public and private companies. Mr. Hirsch has also advised boards of directors and the various committees of public companies on corporate governance matters and fiduciary obligations. He has counseled public companies on corporate governance best practices and compliance matters, and has represented issuers on SEC, FINRA, and "Blue Sky" regulatory matters in connection with registrations of public offerings. He also has experience representing broker-dealers on various FINRA compliance matters. Mr. Hirsch has extensive experience working with real estate companies raising funds in the retail and wirehouse distribution channel.


  • JD, The John Marshall Law School (Chicago)
  • BS, Indiana University