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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

New York real estate powerhouse, advising lenders, developers, REITs and private equity funds on sophisticated lending transactions. Houses expertise across all real estate matters, including financings, restructurings and joint ventures. Demonstrates additional skill in advising on the gamut of commercial leasing issues.

Strengths

One interviewee says: "The commercial awareness of the real estate group is excellent. They are always able to provide up-to-date information about market conditions and the newest ideas in real estate."

Another source remarks: "We use them as a strategic thought-partner."

"Content of the advice is very knowledgeable, they can describe the market and have specific advice on the situation, a lot of creative, fantastic ideas on how to get things done," adds a source.

Work highlights

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised SL Green on the $3 billion refinancing of its One Vanderbilt tower.

Represented The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the proposed lease for the New Terminal One of the south side of John F Kennedy International Airport.

Notable practitioners

Audrey Sokoloff represents major commercial clients in the real estate aspects of significant transactions, and offers notable expertise across a range of real estate financing matters.
"A fantastic lawyer, commercial and pragmatic; a problem solver." "Excellent M&A partner with strong commercial sense."

David Nagler is highly experienced in handling high-value financing transactions. He represents a broad client base that includes major institutional investors, REITs and developers.
"David is an exceptional lawyer who consistently provides measured, thoughtful advice." "He is fantastic in all respects."

Harvey Uris brings his significant experience to bear in the representation of clients on a wide range of matters, including financings and high-value transactions.

Marco Caffuzzi offers a broad-based commercial real estate practice, including experience in acquisition and development matters.
"Marco's broad knowledge and his understanding of complex issues has always resulted in terrific outcomes." "Marco is very commercial and easy to work with."

Neil Rock is a respected real estate practitioner who offers particular expertise in large-scale development concerns. He heads the firm's real estate group and has an impressive track record in the representation of a wide range of major clients.
"Incredibly knowledgeable, very straightforward and effective."

Vered Rabia practices across a range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, development and financing, often acting for leading developers and investors.
"Her insight has been instrumental in getting deals done. Vered is a terrific lawyer and we value her recommendations and guidance." "An indispensable source of knowledge for our complex construction projects and real estate governance structure."

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Overview

The Real Estate Group of Skadden advises clients on the full array of complex issues throughout the industry. We represent a wide variety of developers, lenders, investment banks, pension funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), private equity funds, U.S. and international investors, and major corporations. Our representations include public and private offerings of various types of real estate securities and REITs; securitized lending transactions; leasing on behalf of landlords and tenants; real estate litigation; real estate workouts and restructurings (in and out of bankruptcy); and the development and acquisition of office buildings, hotels, casinos, resorts and shopping centers.

Skadden is well established among the top-tier firms in the area of real estate, including by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019, The LEGAL 500 UNITED STATES 2019 and U.S. News — Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019 in their annual listings of the leading practices. In 2019, numerous deals handled by Skadden once again featured among Real Estate Forum's Best of 2018.

Members

Nagler, David

Rabia, Vered

Sokoloff, Audrey L

Sokoloff, Audrey L.

Uris, Harvey R

Wohl, Russell G.

Real Estate

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

firm
Location

One Manhattan West

New York

New York

USA

10001

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Real Estate: Corporate


Audrey L Sokoloff
Band 3
Vered Rabia
Band 3

Real Estate: Finance


David Nagler
Band 3
Harvey R Uris
Band 2

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt


Marco P Caffuzzi
Band 3
Neil L Rock
Band 4