There are more than 6,995 real estate lawyers currently employed in the United States. Real Estate Advisors for Blackstone Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC Oxford Properties Group (the real estate subsidiary of the Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System) Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver %26 Jacobson LLP has “an exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge in all aspects of real estate transactions”. The group takes advantage of a preeminent position within the new york real estate market, where it “frequently participates in the City's most important transactions,” namely, leasing, acquiring, financing and disposing of high-value hotel, retail and office assets, as well as large portfolios. Its lawyers also thrive on development projects across all asset classes, including residential and mixed-use, with real strength in schemes that require public-private, land-use and environmental considerations.
Department Chair Jonathan Mechanic is “well-connected to most, if not all, of New York's major players,” having previously served as managing director of HRO International, a real estate developer with a sizeable presence in the Manhattan office market. Elsewhere, 'technically skill' Valerie Kelly is a star name in the Washington DC office where she is recommended for her work in large-scale commercial leasing, acting on behalf of both landlords and tenants. At the junior end, associate Alexander Sutherland is building a solid reputation for complex development projects. KKR Real Estate Finance Manager LLC Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC Oak Street Real Estate Capital, LLC One of the best, if not the best, real estate team in the world.
They have a very large bank and offer world-class legal services in Asia, the United States and Europe. They can also provide all necessary complementary services in all real estate transactions: tax, environmental, union, fund formation, employment and, where necessary, litigation. The team acts for commercial and civic developers alike, at every stage of a project's lifespan, from the initial site acquisition to relevant development agreements and subsequent matters. Transactional work is also key, as lawyers are frequently involved in the purchase, financing and disposal of commercial, hotel, industrial and multi-family assets through a variety of joint ventures and other investment vehicles.
Meredith Kane is a household name in the leased condominium space, while Peter Fisch has a number of high-profile land and multifamily projects under his belt; the couple jointly runs the practice alongside Harris Freidus and Salvatore Gogliormella, both specializing in issues involving health assets and hospitality. Proskauer Rose LLP occupies a dominant position in the Manhattan leasing market, where Ronald Sernau, based in New York, represents landlords and tenants in their retail and commercial leases. In addition to co-chairing the main real estate department, Sernau also serves as co-director of the firm's private equity real estate team, which handles investment transactions globally. The practice group also works closely with the firm's construction and finance lawyers to offer a comprehensive offering for major projects including mixed-use, residential, hotel, shopping malls, sports stadiums and office plans.
Although active in a wide variety of asset classes, its expertise in hospitality, gaming and leisure-related properties is of particular importance, supported by the firm's dedicated teams for each of these sectors. Jeffrey Horwitz, Steven Lichtenfeld and David Weinberger also operate out of New York, jointly leading the practice together with Sernau and Chicago-based Michael Choate. Beyond the membership level, associate Eliska Krausova represents a number of real estate investors, including private equity, hedge and sovereign funds. Perry Cacace has left the firm.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher %26 Flom LLP represents an international client list of developers, pension and private equity funds, investors, lenders and large corporations in a wide variety of real estate matters. Neil Rock, director of the global and New York practice, has extensive experience representing funds, supporting on matters of formation, capital raising and restructuring, while serving on a series of high-profile New York headquarters lease and lease sales mandates. Also in New York, Audrey Sokoloff serves as a global leader in the firm's transaction practice, a position in which she regularly manages joint ventures, private equity fund formations and investments made in Europe, Asia and other parts of the Americas. In Chicago, Nancy Olson routinely represents investors in acquisitions and disposals of a single asset and portfolio, including those with a financial component; she is also an integral member of the firm's REIT practice.
The referenced lawyers are also among the key contacts for the firm's development service, which covers office projects, hotels, casinos, shopping malls and resorts. At Weil, Gotshal %26 Manges LLP, a key hallmark is the strong emphasis on real-estate related restructuring, which also often sees the team involved in M%26A and spin-offs. In addition, the group also considers its joint venture work as a defining feature, as it works on acquisitions of single assets and portfolios of all asset classes through structures such as preferred and bridging capital, forward purchases and state-of-the-art hybrid structures. The representation of REIT and real estate funds is also a strong point for the group, which has recently advised on numerous investment fund formations in Opportunity Zone, and has asked the firm's private fund departments in New York and London to complement its offering in this space.
New York-based duo Michael Bond and Philip Rosen co-chair the practice; the former provides the team with development and leasing expertise, while the second is recommended for its hospitality and gaming practice that complements the group's core asset experience in the office, joint work, retail, student, logistics and mixed-use segments. At Debevoise %26 Plimpton LLP, the real estate team is well positioned to act on the full spectrum of matters, including acquisitions, leasing arrangements and transactions, large-scale development projects, restructurings and, where appropriate, financing agreements and joint ventures. Key personnel operate out of the New York office, including office president Peter Irwin, who specializes in representing private equity funds. Other names to consider include retail and commercial asset specialist Nicole Levin Mesard and Edward Rishty, who serves a broad client base of hedge funds, developers, sovereign wealth funds and family offices.
Rishty is also recognized for his expertise in ownership-related capital market transactions. Goodwin's 'Settlement-Oriented' Lawyers Impress With Their Ability To Handle 'The Most Complicated Transactions'. A high degree of its focus is aimed at representing customers throughout the entire useful life of their investments. Specifically, the team assists with the formation of investment vehicles of funds, including open-ended, closed-ended, opt-out and combined funds, and then supports them in a range of transactions such as joint ventures, direct acquisitions of single assets and portfolios, development projects from scratch, financing, contracting mandates and construction leasing.
Chaired by Boston-based Minta Kay, the group also regularly represents development and hospitality companies, investment managers, REITs and pension plans across the range of real estate matters. Elsewhere, Dean Pappas, based in Los Angeles, stands out for his M%26A experience related to real estate and land leasing, while Jim Broderick specializes in structuring and implementing joint equity and complex debt investments. Jones Day's lawyers cover the full spectrum of real estate matters; they are particularly well-versed in construction projects for lease and custom construction, although they cover the full range of sales, purchase, development, finance, leasing, fund servicing and real estate tax matters. In Chicago, Robert Lee co-chairs the global real estate department with Brian Sedlak, an expert in public-private partnerships and projects related to higher education.
His team pays a high degree of attention to cross-border transactions and global portfolio management, an offer reinforced by its close collaboration with the firm's lawyers in the UK, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Another key point of distinction is that, in addition to the main real estate players, such as developers, investors and funds, the group also represents other corporate clients of the firm in all its real estate activities. Katten's real estate department primarily targets lenders and investors, advising on portfolio transactions, developments, leases, financing, operational matters and restructuring. Timothy Little, based in New York, chairs the study, which benefits from an extensive network of country offices, codenamed in the Chicago, Charlotte and Washington DC offices.
The real estate experience is further complemented by the firm's broader strengths in taxes, disputes, partnerships, bankruptcies and securities. DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners Latham%26 Watkins LLP has experience in a wide range of real estate related transactions, including M%26A, financial matters and investment agreements, serving a client list of private equity and sovereign wealth funds, REITs, public investment funds and developers. In Chicago, Robert Buday co-chairs the global real estate practice alongside New York-based duo Michael Haas and Michelle Kelban; their team was recently reinforced with the arrival of Los Angeles-based Meghan Cocci from Dentons; she serves as global co-chair of the dedicated hospitality, gaming and leisure group industrial with Gary Axelrod. The department is at the same time well-versed in multi-family, office, retail, healthcare, industrial and mixed-use assets and projects, and further increased its number of partners through the promotion of procurement, development and finance specialist Pablo Clarke.
With lawyers on both coasts and in Chicago, the team is equipped to manage single asset and portfolio agreements across the country, and also frequently draws on colleagues from across Europe for international mandates. Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors Seyfarth Shaw LLP, an “incredibly knowledgeable, responsive” and “business-oriented” team, has remarkable strengths across all facets of real estate, from acquisitions to projects to disputes. Among its unique selling points are its dedicated data center services, healthcare subpractices and real estate hardship situations, as well as its significant presence in the field of public-private partnerships, where it represents actors on both sides of the equation, acting for the state government and local. agencies as well as contractors, project sponsors and facility operators.
Atlanta-based practice director Paul Mattingly is a veteran of numerous outstanding leasing, development and financing issues; oversees an expansive team with lawyers in Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC and the newly opened office in Seattle, among other locations. In New York, Cynthia Mitchell is a prominent name for transactions involving nursing homes, assisted living facilities and long-term intensive care hospitals. WPT Real Estate Investment Trust Willkie Farr %26 The “responsive” real estate team at Gallagher LLP handles a large volume of cases, both in terms of types of issues and geographical scope. Work during the review period has spread throughout California, Washington DC, New York and Florida, among other states, and covers the full range of transformative development projects, asset and equity transactions, major leases and convertible capital investments, as well as a variety of issues of funding.
David Drewes (“quick to understand complex deal structures and nuanced terms”) operates from New York alongside co-chair Thomas Henry, who has particular experience in restructuring and joint venture mandates. Clients also benefit from the firm's capabilities in real estate capital markets and M%26A's operations, fund formation and extensive asset management services. Akerman LLP is an important player in the project space, acting on urban development and redevelopment plans throughout the country, in addition to important multifamily developments, self-storage, industrial centers, office buildings and shopping centers. In addition, the team also emphasizes portfolio transactions.
Its offer is complemented by significant experience in land use, environment, construction and alternative finance. In Fort Lauderdale, Eric Rapkin is actively involved in subprime real estate disputes in the United States and also in Latin America; he serves as co-chair of the department along with Denver-based health asset expert Allison Nelson and Lawrence Eiben, who leads the office leasing practice, industries and retailers from Chicago. Arent Fox LLP has a team of lawyers with a wide range of knowledge. For example, it counts domestic investment from Europe and Latin America among its key strengths, and it also stands out in transactions at the intersection of the public and private sectors.
It often supports tax-exempt entities, such as public charter schools, in the full range of real estate matters. In addition, thanks in part to the experience of Kenneth Jacob, based in Washington DC, he is a major player in agreements involving assets for seniors and shopping malls. In San Francisco, Richard Brand is a lawyer with extensive experience in acquisitions and disposals of hotels, offices and industries and, lately, has made a niche in real estate transactions where sports-related naming rights apply. Department President Thomas Castiello has a notable reputation for serving institutional capital clients and is a major player in the Washington DC development space, where his team “knows the local market better than anyone else.”.
The real estate team at Baker%26 Hostetler LLP is co-chaired by Robert Gebaide in Orlando and Amy Kellogg, based in Cleveland, a contact for real estate matters in the retail, technology, manufacturing and automotive sectors. The practice places a remarkable degree of emphasis on industry-specific expertise, with other team members representing leading entities in the fields of hospitality, sports, entertainment and healthcare. Also among the client list are developers, REITs, private equity and pension funds, who ask the team for advice on leasing, selling and acquisition matters, as well as community office, mixed-use, industrial, multi-family and master-planned projects. The practice group benefits from a broad geographical presence, with other key names based in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Denver and New York, and is supported by the company's experts in finance, regulatory compliance and environmental planning.
The real estate department at Ballard Spahr LLP is quite unique from a structural perspective in that it is divided into several dedicated sub-practices. Particularly crucial is the complex transactions and development team, led by Tina Makoulian, which specializes in mixed-use projects, condominiums and convictions, leveraging their complementary knowledge of land use, construction, leasing and tax structuring to provide a fully comprehensive service. Elsewhere, Denver-based Christopher Payne chairs the hospitality and timeshare group, which is designed to manage timeshare and fractional agreements, as well as resort hotel developments. In Washington DC, Mary Jo George leads the housing practice, regularly acting on substantial affordable housing transactions, GSE, tax credit and HUD financing.
Finally, Dominic De Simone leads the work of capital markets and real estate finance with Bart Mellits, who chairs the broader real estate practice. The appointed lawyers are based in the Philadelphia office, unless they are. Clifford Chance is a powerhouse in the real estate investment space, leveraging its extensive international network to act on a variety of cross-border transactions. The team frequently represents foreign entities in their incoming investments, formulating complex structures and tax planning in the process, in transactions that often involve significant trophy properties and portfolios.
Multiple customers based in the U.S. Department of Commerce, in particular private investment funds, institutional investors and REITs, also rely on the group for their real estate transactions and can take advantage of the expertise offered by the company's supplementary finance, capital markets, corporate and tax departments. “Technically Excellent, Commercial and Solutions-Driven” Ness Cohen serves as president of the national real estate practice and is based in New York alongside recently promoted Jeanne Roig-Irwin, praised for her “tremendous advice”. Our main contact throughout the project was real estate associate Jeanne Roig-Irwin, who was promoted to partner after completing our joint work.
She reported to real estate partner Ness Cohen. Jeanne was a pleasure to work with, incredibly responsive and available to work evenings and weekends when the demands of the project required it. She lobbied for the firm to take on the first phase of our pro bono project, and both she and Ness Cohen allowed us to delay payments for the second phase, when the pandemic affected our financial state. When the utility bill arrived, it was much lower than expected due to the efficiency of Jeanne and her team.
Safra Real Estate (JSRE Acquisitions) Cox, Castle%26 Nicholson brings together a team of real estate specialists with extensive experience in a range of real estate matters. Key contacts in Los Angeles include project expert Margo Bradish, who has a track record in transit-oriented projects, urban infill, corporate campuses, offices, mixed-use, military bases and senior housing plans; and Amy Wells, who has extensive experience in institutional investment matters. Also on the West Coast, San Francisco-based Kevin Crabtree is responsible for retail, hotel, office, multi-family, industrial and office sales and acquisitions and joint venture structuring. The main real estate department is complemented by Andrew Fogg's land use and natural resources group and a dedicated capital markets practice chaired by Adam Weissburg.
Dentons' real estate practice takes advantage of the firm's extensive international presence to regularly advise on incoming and overseas transactions. It handles sales and single and large portfolio arrangements, especially those where elements of joint venture, share acquisition, financing, land use and zoning are at stake. In Kansas City, office president John Snyder focuses on debt and real estate equity transactions and is supported by Linda White in Chicago, an expert in leasing and asset management issues related to office and retail assets. A competitive advantage for the team is its practice dedicated to real estate tax credits, aimed at helping with tax-advantaged investments.
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Eversheds Sutherland's real estate offering includes a broad timber forest practice that is typically part of major timber transactions, such as large store purchases and management agreements, in the U.S. US, Asia and Latin America. Victor Haley leads the practice, which has experience in all major property types, as well as data center assets, hospitality, energy and infrastructure, with institutional investments, capital markets and securitization issues particularly prevalent among his recent workload. Haley operates out of Atlanta alongside fund and joint venture investment expert David Reid, whose 'level of corporate expertise sets him apart from other real estate lawyers'.
Clients also highlight the “depth of the group's expertise in all aspects of real estate development” and benefit from the firm's huge network of offices in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. The department has expanded significantly lately and has recently been strengthened again when Chicago-based acquisitions and disposals, retail leasing and remodeling attorney Ruth Schoenmeyer joined the White %26 Case LLP team. Eversheds' real estate practice has a wide range of experience related to real estate. They are also very nice people and nice to be around.
The team takes a collaborative approach, which I think differentiates it from other firms. Caroline Hermeling runs the department from St. At Mayer Brown, the real estate department routinely handles the entire range of real estate transactions. Its lawyers are actively involved in acquisitions, arrangements and development projects, including those financed by joint ventures, in addition to general asset management, financing and high-value leasing matters.
Los Angeles-based Brian Aronson chairs the department, which demonstrates a greater breadth of experience through his frequent handling of private equity transactions, restructurings and M%26A related to real estate. Frank Henneburg, based in Washington DC, is the key contact for hospitality and leisure affairs, while in Chicago, Paul Meyer co-chairs the cross-border practice of the real estate department, which is critical to managing incoming investment transactions from Europe and Asia. Allianz Real Estate of America LLC Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors Morrison Foerster's clients highlight the group's “years of successful transaction experience”, namely, the acquisition, disposal and financing of real estate projects and entire real estate portfolios. Another field of activity is the joint venture and co-investment space, where its lawyers act in a variety of structures, such as LLC, LP and participating development and management agreements.
Development projects are also an integral component of the practice that participates in all stages of substantial plans, including planned communities, urban entertainment projects, industrial facilities and large-scale refurbishments. Based in New York, Mark Edelstein leads the global real estate practice and also serves as co-chair of the distressed real estate department, frequently representing committees of secured and unsecured creditors and lenders in a variety of years and restructurings. The real estate team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP spans a broad geographical footprint and each office has its own unique fields of expertise. On the West Coast, 'Outstanding' James Rishwain Leads Los Angeles Group, Noa Clark Leads San Francisco Bid.
The California team is a major player in the regional market for acquisition, disposal and development projects, with a documented track record in the Southern California affordable housing space. Meanwhile, in New York, Caroline Harcourt leads the local practice that focuses on the office, healthcare, hospitality, mixed-use and commercial sectors, and works on everything from land leasing to complex financing. Finally, in Northern Virginia, the team is frequently hired by major developers, international investors and government entities. Polsinelli PC has an interdisciplinary corporate real estate team that supports a variety of corporate clients and other institutions in the ownership-related components of its M%26A business.
He is well versed in the whole spectrum of structuring and finance matters, including general and limited partnerships, preferential equity investments and joint ventures. Elsewhere, acquisitions, financing and transactions of distressed assets related to health care assets are particularly prevalent among the workload, owing to the company's dedicated practice in this sector. The group is also an important player when it comes to tax credits and economic incentives derived from public finances related to real estate. On the development front, Chicago-based Eric Greenfield specializes in multi-family, student housing, self-storage, education and entertainment projects, among others.
Shearman%26 Sterling LLP is particularly known for its leasing work, which represents both landlords and tenants in large-scale headquarters, office and land leases along with sales leases. Its client base is also made up of all types of investors, such as corporate, public and private pension plans, foreign sovereign and quasi-governmental bodies, all of which depend on the group for secondary transactions, fund investment structuring and co-investments. In New York, the practice's leader, Malcolm Montgomery, advises on the financial components of his team's transactions and also brings a distinguished level of experience in the Mexican real estate market. The broader group is geared towards managing joint venture initiatives, due to its track record in forming partnerships, LLCs and a wide variety of other ownership agreements.
Stroock %26 Stroock %26 Lavan LLP is well positioned to manage large-scale transformative development plans, building on its track record in joint venture projects, including those initiated by private REITs and highly structured private funds. The department also excels in acquisition and disposal transactions. In addition, thanks to the dedicated experience of practice co-chair Jeffrey Keitelman and Trevor Adler, the team routinely engages in landmark leasing matters. Keitelman operates out of Washington DC together with Kim Pagotto and Seamus Curley, all of whom are part of the firm's government practice, which acts for private real estate owners and investors, including pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, throughout their interactions with public bodies.
Far from the capital, the firm is a long-established player in the New York market, where Adler and Brian Diamond are names to highlight. Arnold's real estate department %26 Porter is co-chaired by Jeffrey Kapner and Steve Gliatta in New York and Amy Rifkind in Washington DC. His lawyers have experience in all types of properties, including multi-family and mixed-use properties, although lately they have been particularly active in the hospitality field, overseeing the sale and purchase of numerous distressed hotel assets. The team also has extensive knowledge of transactions, which consist of financial and joint venture elements, and has sufficient resources to support land lease negotiations and substantial development projects.
The team also has a presence in San Francisco. Timberline Real Estate Partners Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners Baker Botts L, L, P. It has a team of “experienced real estate partners with experience in virtually all types of real estate transactions”. Lately, the team has noticed an increase in custom-built projects, managed on behalf of equity investors and tenants, and is also increasingly involved in office tower, mixed-use and multi-family construction projects by domestic and foreign institutional investors.
The group also enjoys a respectable reputation in the fund space, where it provides comprehensive support, from the establishment to the disposition of investment portfolios and the liquidation of assets. In Houston, Joe Colagigiovanni is jointly leading the department with Connie Simmons Taylor, who is recommended for leasing large offices and retail stores. Brown Rudnick LLP, a longtime established player in the New England real estate market, is a full-service real estate agency with distinguished levels of experience in portfolio transactions, major developments, distressed assets and environmental issues. A key point of distinction for the practice is that it is the go-to real estate advisor for several high-profile retailers and restaurants, including Primark, Superdry and Staples.
The team also supports numerous resorts in everything from major construction projects to general operational matters. The practice group is led by Boston based Thomas Phillips, who is also well versed in mixed-use and entertainment-related projects. Cleary Gottlieb Steen% 26 Hamilton is a major player in the realm of real estate finance, but also has experience in a variety of asset and dirt management matters, including acquisitions, disposal, sale with subsequent lease, joint investment formation, property foreclosure, development and restructuring. Michael Weinberger and Kimberly Blacklow jointly lead the practice and operate from New York with Steven Wilner, who has developed a remarkable position in the market due to his representation of large sovereign wealth funds.
Cooley LLP real estate lawyers are experts in the field of cutting-edge technology and provide a full-service offering in relation to data center assets, acting at all stages of relevant projects, from acquisition, planning and construction to development financing and leasing later. Department Chair John Lavoie, a Reston-based lawyer with a focus on the Washington DC and Mid-Atlantic markets, also deals with matters in the office, retail and industrial sectors, where he participates in purchase, sale, lease and development mandates, including those related to headquarters corporate. The attorneys in the firm's San Diego office are particularly active in the fields of finance and investment and represent numerous private equity funds and opportunities. With a “deep and talented group of real estate lawyers,” Dickinson Wright PLLC is actively involved in a variety of projects and transactions in mixed-use, residential, hotel, industrial, retail and office spaces.
The real core experience of the team is complemented by specialized knowledge of land use and zoning, permitting, government incentives, development of abandoned industrial zones and construction matters; also in conjunction with the firm's corporate department and M%26A to handle M%26A related goods real estate, recapitalisations, equity investments and venture capital financing. Based in Michigan, Katheryne Zelenock chairs finance practice with Michael Lusardi, who leads land supply. Orix Real Estate Mortgage Capital Real Estate Opportunity Fund Northlight I L, P. Originally founded as a real estate boutique, Herrick, Feinstein LLP, is an established and well-connected participant in the New York real estate market.
The practice is an expert in projects and transactions related to retail, sports, condominium, entertainment, hospitality, residential and office assets, providing a one-stop service, with additional experience in land use and zoning, finance, taxation, public-private partnerships and environmental issues. Belinda Schwartz (“a leading team leader”) chairs the department and is a veteran of several of New York's largest development projects, as well as several portfolio transactions, restructuring, fund formation and joint venture mandates. The team is also actively involved in the field of opportunity zones and is currently involved in more than a dozen ongoing projects in that space. The real estate team at K%26L Gates supports the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of real estate assets and is co-chaired by Shannon Skinner in Seattle and Matthew Norton, based in Charleston.
The firm also has a presence in New York and Washington DC, and leverages its international platform in representing international investment funds in its incoming real estate acquisitions. The practice group also works in collaboration with the firm's global resort, hotel and leisure project group. It has also expanded its work for venture capital and hedge funds in recent times. Longfellow Real Estate Partners An active name in the field of land transactions, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP serves as an advisor on individual and portfolio asset agreements, financing, training and restructuring and major leases in offices and retail stores.
The team is also acclaimed for its “impressive breadth of expertise in development-related matters”, with extensive experience in office, residential, mixed-use and shopping mall projects, including those initiated by joint venture agreements. Another area of strength for the team is the ability to “solid real estate litigation”, a strong particular of “exceptional” practice head David Skezer. The team is mainly focused on the New York market, although it is also engaged in US affairs. Department of State, most recently in Miami, Pennsylvania and California.
King %26 Spalding LLP operates in sales, purchases, joint ventures, development projects and M%26A related to real estate, and also offers complementary support in financial and tax structuring. Key contacts include New York duo Erik Andersen and Jennifer Morgan, Atlanta-based Joshua Kamin, and Mark Thigpen, in the Charlotte office. Reed Smith LLP's full-service real estate department is chaired by Joseph Sarcinella, a finance and joint venture specialist at M%26A who is headquartered in New York alongside Joseph Marger, whose core strengths lie in individual and portfolio asset transactions, bespoke financing and sales and leases. At Century City, James Eskilson has specialized experience in biotech and pharmaceutical campus transactions, as well as a variety of other core assets.
Virginia-based Stephane Nguyen and James Brennan are recommended for development issues, primarily with respect to hotel, mixed-use, energy, commercial, retail and residential projects. Also recommended is Philadelphia attorney James Mogan III, who heads up the practice dedicated to health care and student housing. The Schulte Roth %26 Zabel LLP team is based in New York but is engaged in property matters throughout the country, representing real estate and private equity funds, institutional and non-institutional investors in transactions involving a variety of real estate assets including hotels, residential, industrial, retail and commercial. Its strength in the investment space is complemented by a real estate finance practice with loans and double loans, as well as leasing experience focusing on negotiations and renovations in investment management, financial services and law firm offices.
Julian Wise chairs the department and is an expert in dirty and financial matters. The real estate department of White %26 Case LLP is chaired by Eugene Leone, who focuses on representing private equity, entrepreneurial and public companies, among other investors, in their joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing transactions and training. Leone divides her time between Chicago and New York, although the group operates a nationwide practice, with other code names based in the Florida office. Larger team excels in construction, development, leasing, asset management and finance issues with core expertise in office, industrial, hospitality, mixed-use and residential assets.
The “exemplary” real estate department presented by Winston%26 Strawn LLP focuses primarily on the industrial, retail, hospitality, affordable housing and multifamily sectors, although it is proficient in all asset types. The client list consists of funds, asset managers and REITs, which the team represents in acquisitions, sales, financing and sales-leases, leveraging the company's broader capabilities in fund formation and fundraising when needed. Corey Tessler, New York-based finance specialist, chairs the department and has extensive experience structuring preferred equity transactions. Caldwell Watson Real Estate Group, Inc.
Interestingly, the average age of real estate lawyers is over 40, accounting for 76% of the population. Department President Gregory Ressa has a distinguished record in the M%26A of public and private real estate companies, and Krista Miniutti (“exceptional and highly respected”) is a star partner for joint venture, acquisition and disposition matters with a keen eye for public-to-private transactions. A real estate lawyer, also known as a real estate lawyer, is someone who is licensed to practice real estate law, which means they have the knowledge and experience to advise parties involved in a real estate transaction, such as selling a home or a short sale. In addition to hiring a real estate agent to help you negotiate the transaction, you may consider hiring a real estate attorney to guide you through the legal process.
The law on real estate covers the purchase and sale of real estate, that is, land and any structure thereon. They truly understand the issues from the operational point of view of a wide range of real estate asset classes. Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides full support at each and every stage of national and international real estate projects. .