Paul Hastings LLP

Real Estate Department

New York
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What the team is known for Provides comprehensive support to national and international clients involved in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financings and joint ventures. Advises a diverse range of clients, including market-leading investors and developers. Possesses a notable specialty in high-end leasings.

Strengths One interviewee characterizes the firm's lawyers as "extremely diligent, utterly professional and uniquely enterprising."

Sources remark: "It is an excellent firm with top lawyers."

A client observes: "The level of industry experience and creativity that is drawn from having worked on some of the most complex transactions in real estate is a very valuable resource."

Work highlights Advised L&L Holding Company and Fortress Investment Group in a joint venture on the financing, construction and redevelopment of TSX Broadway, a 500,000 sq ft multi-use project in Times Square.

Notable practitioners


Eric Landau
is highlighted for his "invaluable knowledge of complex real estate transactions." He is well versed in a variety of transactional matters across a range of asset classes, and advises on concerns including development projects, financings and acquisitions.


Martin Edelman
is a well-regarded figure in the New York real estate market, and brings a wealth of experience in complex transactions undertaken domestically and on an international scale.


Peter Olsen
offers great experience handling complex joint venture transactions for major real estate firms as part of a broader transactional practice. A client praises him for his "total dedication" and "adept way of negotiating deals."


Robert Wertheimer
offers a broad-based transactional practice and frequently assists clients with high-value acquisitions and sales. A client notes: "He is an expert in finding ways to get a deal done and is very knowledgeable in all facets of real estate law."