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USA Guide

Real Estate: Corporate — New York

Senior Statesperson

DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Eugene Pinover"has an ability to see the big picture very quickly," commentators report, adding that "he understands the business ramifications of transaction and is a skilled negotiator." He has extensive experience handling complex real estate transactions for domestic and international clients.

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Eminent Practitioner

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Chair of the firm Joseph Shenker is "extremely practical, intelligent and hard-working" sources observe, adding: "That is a great combination." He has considerable experience handling investment and M&A transactions in the real estate market.

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Band 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Co-head of the firm's real estate practice Michael Bond has significant experience handling a broad range of real estate market transactions. He demonstrates particular expertise in joint venture and financing matters.

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Band 1

Anthony J Colletta

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Anthony Colletta is "a subject matter expert and commercially oriented," sources comment. He is well regarded in the market for handling a broad range of complex commercial real estate transactions as well as financing issues.

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Band 2

Steven G Horowitz

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Horowitz is well versed across a wide range of real estate finance and investment transactions, with notable expertise in both domestic and international matters. He offers skill acting for a diverse client base of financial institutions, investors and property owners.

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Band 2

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Kobak's commercial real estate practice is focused on handling complex development, acquisition and financing matters, often acting for domestic and foreign institutional investors. One pleased client comments: "He is very responsive and knowledgeable, and I can rely on him to get back to me quickly with complete and accurate information."

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Band 2

Steven L Lichtenfeld

Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Lichtenfeld is "very knowledgeable from an M&A and corporate securities perspective," say clients. He advises market-leading organizations on a range of high-value real estate transactions.

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Band 2

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

From the Chambers USA guide

Robin Panovka of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is "extraordinarily commercially minded and client focused," according to market sources. He offers notable experience advising on a range of transactions, with notable expertise across REIT matters.

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Band 2

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Head of the firm's real estate practice Gregory Ressa handles an array of complex real estate transactions, including financing and M&A matters. One impressed client says: "He is highly commercial and his customer service is as good as it gets."

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Band 2

Jonathan A Schechter

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jonathan Schechter"has a brilliant legal mind. He is very creative, very thoughtful and analytical," reports an impressed client. He has considerable experience handling joint venture and M&A matters in the real estate market, often acting for both US and foreign clients.

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Band 3

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Berger is an "excellent lawyer," according to sources, who also highlight that "he thinks outside the box and contemplates everything." He offers significant private equity experience in complex real estate transactional work, often acting for investor, owner and developer clients.

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Band 3

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Diamond is "a great sounding board providing high-quality advice," say sources who add: "He is very practical and business oriented, and has an easy style for all parties to work with." His regularly acts for a broad range of commercial clients including REITs, institutional investors and lenders on complex transactions.

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Band 3

Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Djaha of Ropes & Gray LLP is described as a "really excellent lawyer" by one client, with others highlighting that "he is diligent, thoughtful and has a command of the subject matter." He has considerable experience across a variety of transactions, often acting for developers, investors and lenders.

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Band 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Haas recently joined Latham & Watkins LLP's New York office, having been previously based in the Cleveland office of Jones Day. He is a transactional real estate lawyer who advises clients in connection with purchases, sales, joint ventures and financings. Clients say: "He has a firm understanding of not only the underlying legal issues, but also the applicable market issues impacting the sector."

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Band 3

Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Koppel's practice spans across a broad range of real estate finance, development and restructuring transactions. He frequently advises a range of domestic and foreign equity investors.

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Band 3

Nicole Levin Mesard

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Nicole Levin Mesard's real estate practice encompasses experience across a wide range of real estate transactions. An impressed client comments: "I love her combination of practical commercial instinct and ability to dive in and come up with solutions to complex matters."

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Band 3

Blank Rome LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources observe that Martin Luskin of Blank Rome LLP is "extremely knowledgeable, very hard-working and efficient," also highlighting his "great contextual judgment." His transactional real estate work encompasses experience across a range of matters, including REIT, joint venture and asset portfolio issues.

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Band 3

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sasan Mehrara has experience handling an array of cross-border and domestic real estate transactions, frequently acting on behalf of private equity firms. One client lauds: "He is a phenomenal lawyer. He's commercially reasonable and he has a great sense of the market."

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Band 3

Jennifer M Morgan

King & Spalding LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jennifer Morgan of King & Spalding LLP is described as "extremely proactive and very solutions oriented" by one client, with others also highlighting her "great degree of knowledge." She offers considerable strength across a range of real estate transactions, including financing and joint venture formation matters.

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Band 3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Rosen"cut to the issue immediately, and was completely knowledgeable about how to resolve it and achieve all of my requests," one client enthuses. He has experience across a range of commercial real estate matters, including M&A issues, property debt transactions and restructuring concerns.

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Band 3

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Wilner"is solution oriented, commercial and has the ability to think through complicated issues," reports one source, with another adding: "He has lots of experience, is very practical and is able to help us reach the ultimate goal in transactions."

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Band 3

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Julian Wise is "incredibly sharp, detail oriented and a repository of what's commercial and reasonable," report market commentators. He has notable experience across a variety of commercial real estate matters, including mezzanine financings, portfolio acquisitions and preferred equity agreements.

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Up and Coming

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Herman demonstrates expertise handling a broad array of real estate transactions. He offers considerable skills across joint venture and financings as well as acquisitions and dispositions.

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