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Practice AreaReal Estate

Real Estate

With broad transactional experience and a cost-effective approach, our Real Estate attorneys guide clients – owners and investors, landlords and tenants, developers and lenders, and public and privately held companies – through complex commercial real estate transactions. We draft and revise office and retail leases and subleases. We structure and negotiate acquisitions and sales. And we secure financing, lead restructurings and workouts, and resolve disputes through mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

Sales & Acquisition

Our lawyers help clients buy and sell commercial and residential properties throughout the United States, including office buildings, hotel and resort properties, shopping centers, and industrial facilities. Clients rely on our experience, broad industry knowledge, and rapid and efficient responses to unforeseen obstacles that endanger the execution of their deals and the success of their ventures.


Our renowned commercial office and retail leasing team has negotiated and prepared leases and subleases involving millions of square feet of space in the New York metropolitan area and nationwide. We’re equally adept managing complex and simple leases, and have particular strengths advising owners and sublessors of space in major office buildings in Manhattan, as well as a variety of commercial tenants, in connection with the leasing and disposition of space at high-demand locations. Our leasing clients include Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurial owners, and tenants.


We routinely represent property owners in the financing and refinancing of their commercial properties, documenting and structuring deals, conducting due diligence, and providing proactive advice to get ahead of evolving market conditions and regulatory challenges. We also assist lenders and borrowers with a wide variety of loan transactions, including acquisition and mezzanine financings, private placements, construction loans, permanent loans, and refinancings.


Clients often look to us for guidance on matters relating to the development, management and operation of hotel and resort properties, including in particular with the real estate, corporate law, lending, and taxation aspects of their activities. We help them acquire land and properties, manage their portfolios, negotiate and execute contracts and operating agreements, respond to zoning and environmental issues, and more generally maximize the value of their properties around the country.

Real Estate Litigation

While disputes may arise during complex real estate transactions, our Real Estate lawyers are skilled at finding solutions to even the thorniest problems without disrupting deal timeline and flow, through the most efficient means possible, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and – when unavoidable – litigation.