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USA New York Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance

This section covers corporate matters related to real estate, including M&A of large real estate holding companies, complex fund and REIT transactions, private equity and public securities. These real estate lawyers are distinct from pure corporate lawyers in that they typically come from a real estate background, have an understanding of the underlying asset and do aspects of `dirt law` real estate for their clients. The structuring and transactional advice provided to REITs (real estate investment trusts) impacts on our real estate tables.

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Band 1
  1. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
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    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Cleary Gottlieb acts for major lenders and borrowers in sophisticated real estate financings and joint ventures. Extensive experience in mortgage and mezzanine loan originations, as well as a range of acquisitions and dispositions. Additionally demonstrates significant knowledge relating to development and public-private partnership matters.
  2. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Provides expertise across the full spectrum of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales and joint ventures, as well as a broad spectrum of project financing arrangements. Attracts an enviable client base consisting of high-end lenders, operators and investors.
  3. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    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.
  4. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    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.
  5. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
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    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Excels in advising on a wide variety of transactional and joint venture agreements relating to the purchase and sale of significant real estate assets. Also provides high-end advice on financing and development arrangements for large real estate projects. Additionally well versed across recapitalization and restructuring matters.
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Band 2
  1. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
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    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Earns strong commendations for its deep expertise in real estate finance matters. Handles a diverse array of transactions for institutional investors, including a variety of loans, acquisitions and joint ventures. Particularly noted for its experience in securitizations and other capital markets matters, including a range of finance origination issues.
  2. Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Advises institutional investors and sponsors on joint venture negotiations, mortgage and mezzanine loan originations, and the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets. Complementary strengths include the formation of REITs and private equity funds.
  3. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    High-quality representation across the full range of real estate matters, including lending, acquisition, development and joint venture deals. Frequently advises on the financing and development of high-profile projects in New York City and across the country. Acts for a wide range of market clients, including developers, investors and fund managers.
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Band 3
  1. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Demonstrates notable expertise in arranging financings for sophisticated real estate transactions. Particular experience negotiating complex leases, acquisitions and dispositions. Experienced counsel on matters involving shopping centers, office buildings and multifamily residential assets.
  2. Dechert LLP
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    Dechert LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Notable reputation for advising private and public investors on the origination, purchase and sale of significant real estate loan portfolios. Possesses renowned strength in complex mortgage loan securitizations and restructurings. Also offers expertise advising clients on complex regulatory concerns in the market.
  3. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    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.
  4. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    A popular choice for a variety of real estate transactions involving complex financing arrangements. Well equipped to handle matters involving all real estate classes, with particular experience in the hospitality and retail industries. Acts for an impressive client roster of foreign investors, private equity funds and institutional lenders.
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    Milbank LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded practitioners offering expertise in all aspects of real estate finance. Extensive experience advising clients in connection with the origination, workout and acquisition of real estate-backed debt and equity structures. Also offers expertise advising on mezzanine originations, construction financings, and the structuring of CMBS risk retention acquisitions.
  6. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Represents lenders and owners in structuring a broad range of complex financings, including mezzanine loans, CMBS transactions and credit facilities. Also experienced in real estate loan workouts, assisting an array of institutional lenders. Offers additional experience advising on community development finance matters.
  7. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Brookfield Financial Partners in a $630 million mortgage and mezzanine construction financing for The Howard Hughes Corporation for the development of a luxury residential condominium in Hawaii.
  8. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Diverse capabilities across all types of real estate matters, including financings, restructurings and joint ventures. Supplementary strength in REIT agreements and capital markets transactions.
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Band 4
  1. Arnold & Porter
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    Arnold & Porter
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Highly praised for its representation of institutional lenders in a range of real estate financings, with significant experience in mortgage, mezzanine and equity originations. Additional capabilities in a broad spectrum of high-value real estate transactions.
  2. DLA Piper LLP (US)
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    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    A strong choice for real estate transactions involving national and cross-border assets. Extensive experience advising real estate clients on a variety of matters, including joint venture negotiations, financings and investment opportunities.
  3. Duval & Stachenfeld LLP
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    Duval & Stachenfeld LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Respected boutique regularly engaged by investors, asset managers and commercial clients on significant transactions including acquisitions and leasing. Possesses additional capabilities in financing, and particular knowledge of opportunity zone investment.
  4. Goodwin
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    Goodwin
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Assists national and international investors in structuring a range of real estate financings, as well as advising on large-scale transactions. Possesses complementary strengths in REIT offerings and real estate fund formation. Serves a variety of clients both within the US and internationally, ranging across developers, owners and investment managers.
  5. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Represents institutional investors and asset managers on a range of sophisticated concerns. Particularly adept in real estate finance, encompassing mortgage and construction lending, fund formation and REIT matters. Demonstrates additional capabilities in M&A.
  6. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Provides comprehensive support to lenders and borrowers on a broad spectrum of real estate mandates. Enjoys strong reputation for a wide variety of finance matters, with noted specialties in EB-5 financing, construction lending and mezzanine debt investments. Highly adept handling transactional matters within the real estate field, including joint venture formation as well as the acquisition and disposition of assets.
  7. Paul Hastings LLP
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    Paul Hastings LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    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.
  8. Proskauer Rose LLP
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    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Regularly handles a broad array of complex real estate matters, including acquisitions and sales, as well as leasing transactions and financings. Assists a combination of lenders, REITs and leading developers. Also displays an affinity for foreign and domestic distressed debt portfolio financing.
  9. Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
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    Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded attorneys able to handle all types of real estate transactions, including joint ventures and lending agreements, as well as acquisitions and dispositions. Clients include preeminent private equity funds, REITs and other real estate investors. Also demonstrates skill handling complex leasing matters, with the capacity to act for landlord and commercial tenant clients.
  10. Shearman & Sterling LLP
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Strong capabilities across all aspects of real estate, including financings, leasings, acquisitions and sales. Clients include premier national and international real estate investors, as well as developers and financial institutions.
  11. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Alston & Bird LLP
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    Alston & Bird LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Noted expertise advising leading banks and other lenders on complex real estate financings. Offers capabilities in high-value loan originations, debt workouts and restructurings.
  2. Haynes and Boone, LLP
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    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    Represents leading lenders, REITs and developers in high-value mortgage, subordinated debt and financing transactions. Possesses a notable specialty in representing landlords and tenants in leasing matters. Additionally well versed in real estate-related workouts and restructuring matters.
  3. Katten
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    Katten
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Respected practice with substantial transactional expertise. Frequently advises on a broad range of matters, including construction financings, acquisition and development, for a broad client base of lenders, owners and investors, among others.
  4. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Growing group with notable experience advising on a broad range of transactional real estate matters. Frequently acts in joint venture formations, high-value financings and acquisitions and sales.
  5. Ropes & Gray LLP
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    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Sophisticated transactional practice experienced in the representation of leading investors and financial organizations. Regularly advises on matters including high-value financings, acquisitions and investment structures.