Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Real Estate Department

New York
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What the team is known for Distinguished real estate group that advises on the full range of complex property transactions and financings across a wide variety of asset classes. Regularly works with private equity houses and funds in high-value deals.

Strengths Clients describe the team as "hard-working and very responsive, with a lot of resources."

One interviewee observes: "They know the technical aspects of the transaction but are also thoughtful business partners and practical in their approach."

Notable practitioners


Gregory Ressa
leads the firm's real estate practice and regularly counsels major investors on high-value commercial transactions. One impressed client highlights his ability to "parse through very complicated issues to get to the finish line," as well as to provide "thoughtful and creative solutions."


Sasan Mehrara
counsels major investor clients on substantial acquisitions and dispositions of property. Interviewees describe him as "extraordinarily competent and responsive," and "very practical in his advice."


Scott Kobak
acts for real estate firms on high-value acquisitions as well as complex financing matters. Peers consider him a "very thoughtful"attorney.