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Practice Areas

Meryl Chae is the leader of Skadden’s Los Angeles office real estate practice and one of the leaders of Skadden’s REIT practice. She advises clients on a wide range of complex real estate and REIT matters including public and private placements of various types of real estate securities, complicated workouts, restructurings and financings, domestic and international partnership and joint venture formations and restructurings, headquarters leasing, and portfolio property sales and acquisitions. Representative clients include: Apartment Investment and Management Company; AustralianSuper, DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, L.P.; QIC Limited; The RMR Group; Westfield America; among others.

Professional Memberships

Board Member (Past Board Chair), Bet Tzedek Legal Services; Member of NAREIT (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts); Member of CREW-LA (Commercial Real Estate Women Network); Board Chair, Oakwood School


J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1994 (Member of the Hastings Law Journal); B.A., Tufts University, 1991 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)