What the team is known for
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is frequently sought for guidance on some of New York City's largest and highest-value developments. Stellar service provided in a wide variety of real estate transactions, from joint venture formations to acquisitions and dispositions. Noted for its quality land use and zoning practice. Offers additional expertise in assisting clients on a spectrum of real estate project issues, including zoning and land use concerns and related litigation.
One impressed client says: "They have a depth to get us the advice that we need for the areas impacting real estate transactions."
"Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is concerned for its clients," a source remarks.
Another source comments: "The team is terrific with a very deep bench that has good relations in the market and it gives clients good credibility."
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP was counsel to Brooklyn Navy Yard in a 300-acre rezoning matter to allow for a commerical and industrial development.
Represented Two Bridges Property Owners in four Article 78 declaratory judgment proceedings related to a proposed development in Manhattan.
Provided counsel to Vornado Realty Trust in connection with the redevelopment of six million square feet of commercial space around Penn Station in New York City.
Acted as counsel for Brookfield on the sale of Simply Self Storage for $1.2 billion to Blackstone.
offers great experience handling the land use and zoning aspects of large development projects. She regularly represents both developers and real estate owners."A super lawyer who is very accessible, thoughtful and knowledgeable." "Carol's flexibility, agility in bridging and meeting changing needs and leadership with her team were invaluable."
is frequently engaged to advise on land use and zoning concerns relating to high-profile development matters."David Karnovsky is an expert on all land use matters in New York City."
co-heads the firm's corporate real estate transactions practice, and advises investors and private equity firms on a range of transactions including joint ventures, acquisitions and development.
Janice Mac Avoy
co-heads the firm's real estate litigation group and is recognized for her extensive experience in the full range of real estate-related litigation matters."Janice is extraordinarily good at making complicated issues simple for clients and is very knowledgeable about New York real estate." "She is endlessly responsive and always provides crisp, actionable advice that has never led us in the wrong direction."
is regularly sought out by clients for his depth of experience across a wide variety of real estate matters, and offers particular strength in high-value acquisitions and development concerns."Jonathan is exceptionally smart, commercially minded and great at navigating complex deal issues." "His knowledge of and relationships within the New York City real estate community are invaluable."
is a respected practitioner who co-heads the firm's real estate litigation practice and routinely advises on high-stakes finance-related disputes."Matthew Parrott is intelligent, commercial and strategic."
routinely counsels major developers and commercial clients on zoning and land use matters."Melanie Meyers is top-notch and is seen on the big public matters."
regularly acts as lender's counsel to investors on a range of complex transactional matters. He offers substantial expertise in acquisitions and dispositions and complex financings, among other things."A top commercial real estate finance lawyer who has been directly involved and leads many complex, highly structured commercial real estate financings for lenders throughout the country." "He is knowledgeable about the market."
is a respected financing lawyer with notable expertise advising clients on complex loan originations."The hardest-working, most attentive to detail lawyer in the business." "Most trusted adviser in our rotation. One of the best from a technical standpoint and the best from a negotiating standpoint."
is well versed in a wide range of New York commercial real estate matters, including leasing, acquisitions and dispositions. "Michael Werner's ability to help solve issues and get to the finish line make him invaluable to our firm."
is an associate recognized for her experience providing zoning advice to clients on large-scale developments in New York City.
is noted for his experience acting for real estate investment trusts on acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. He offers expertise in handling projects including retail, hospitality and office developments.
demonstrates notable expertise in a range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and leasing. He counts investment funds, banks and developers among his clients."Ross Silver provided excellent legal advice while being sensitive to the commercial deal. His calm and measured negotiating style helped to close the deal in a timely manner." "A strong negotiator who knows the real estate business very well."
is an experienced practitioner who regularly provides counsel to real estate companies on land use concerns, particularly as they relate to development matters.
Suzanne deVries Decker
has a growing reputation for her work in real estate finance and frequently counsels investors on significant loan transactions."She is excellent, a true finance lawyer on very complicated funky deals." "Suzanna deVries Decker is very user-friendly."
is considered a rising star in the field of zoning and land use for his work advising clients on a range of complex mandates. He regularly assists real estate firms on the zoning aspects of their development projects."Zachary Bernstein is excellent at parsing highly complex land use issues, finding creative solutions and advocating them to the land use authorities."