George Ross

Executive Vice President and Senior Counsel, The Trump Organization.  George Ross is Executive Vice President and Senior Counsel for the Trump Organization. He is the business and legal advisor to Donald J. Trump.  He is featured every week on The Apprentice as a boardroom judge and his observations play a vital role in influencing Donald Trump’s decisions...

George Ross is responsible for development of foreign investments and supervision of leasing and operation of 40 Wall Street, the landmark 1.3 million square-foot, 72-story building located in Manhattan’s Financial District, directly across from the New York Stock Exchange and the tallest building in downtown Manhattan, as well as the Trump Tower, the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper. He is also responsible for all licensing, promotion and marketing of Trump products including Trump Ice. He has been with the Trump Organization since 1996 but has been associated with Donald Trump for many years.

Before joining The Trump Organization, George Ross was a real estate attorney and private investor for more than 50 years and, as the senior partner of a major law firm, served as general counsel, consultant and negotiator for renowned real estate investors. He assisted with the acquisition and development of major buildings and other projects in the New York area including the GM building, Chrysler building, Olympic Tower, Trump Tower, the St. Regis, Stanhope, Grand Hyatt, St. Moritz, Gotham Hotels, Graybar building, 40 Wall Street, 100 Wall Street and 101 Park Avenue. Notable clients include, Donald J. Trump, AT&T, Katz Communications, Inc. Chase Manhattan Bank, United Technologies Corp., Leslie Fay Companies, Inc. Samuel Lefrak, Dutch Reform Church, Lazard Freres, Societe Generale, Western Union and Random House.

George Ross has also been a lecturer on various real estate subjects for the Practicing Law Institute and the American Management Association. He is an adjunct professor of the New York University School of Professional Studies and Continuing Education where he currently teaches a course in negotiation.

George Ross graduated from Clemson College and Brooklyn College of the City of New York and Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to the Bar in 1953.