Real Estate

Weil's Real Estate lawyers advise public and private companies and capital sources on the full spectrum of real estate matters, including some of the largest, most high-profile and complex transactions.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

The world's most prominent real estate players come to Weil for its world-class team of lawyers and their understanding of the dynamics of the marketplace. We understand the competitive pressures of today's real estate world, and offer comprehensive and deep knowledge of all types of real estate transactions, including acquisition and divestments, debt offerings, development, financings, leasing and REITs.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Weil is at the top of the profession advising global public and private companies as well as the major real estate players in mega M&A transactions. We regularly advise on the largest and highest-profile transactions.

Real Estate Restructuring

Weil has remained at the vanguard of real estate law through the real estate downturn in the early 1990s and again in 2008. The collapse of Lehman Brothers and the ensuing financial crisis and global recession have resulted in a sea-change in real estate vastly different from what came before. Weil's Real Estate practice has been a pioneer in developing novel approaches to address these unprecedented challenges. Weil's Real Estate lawyers work in close coordination with Weil's renowned Business Finance & Restructuring lawyers on some of the most complex, industry changing real estate restructurings, including the resolution of Lehman Brothers real estate portfolio; General Growth Properties in its $8.5 billion recapitalization and its later spinoff of its subsidiary Rouse Properties; Extended Stay Hotels in its chapter 11 sale to a group comprising Centerbridge Partners, Paulson & Co. and Blackstone Real Estate Associates VI; and Trump Entertainment Resorts and certain of its subsidiaries reorganization under chapter 11, among others.  Weil currently represents two of the three largest special servicers in many of the largest and most complicated workouts or restructurings situations.

Real Estate Debt, Equity and Real Estate Investment Trusts

Weil's Real Estate, M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Tax lawyers regularly work in close coordination advising REITs on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, public and private offerings (including IPOs), follow-on offerings, private placements of debt and equity and the public issuance of debt. Our lawyers have deep experience advising on the issues and unique structures inherent in REIT matters.

Representative Clients

  • AIG
  • Annaly Capital
  • Beacon Capital
  • Beijing Guo Tai Shang Cheng Real Estate Co. Ltd. (known as Cheerland in the U.S.)
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • C-III Asset Management
  • Centro Retail Trust
  • Citi
  • CWCapital
  • Fortress Investment Group LLC
  • GE Capital
  • General Growth Properties
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Interval Leisure Group
  • Island Capital
  • Jumeirah
  • KTR Capital
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Lindsay Goldberg
  • Macquarie Group
  • Madison International
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Monday Properties
  • Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund
  • Rouse Properties
  • RXR Realty
  • Silverpeak Real Estate Partners
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
  • Tishman Speyer
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts
  • Ullico
  • York Capital Management

Key Contacts

W. Michael Bond

W. Michael Bond

Partner

New York


Philip Rosen

Philip Rosen

Partner

New York

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Their strategic approach to transactional processes and documentation helps isolate, overcome and avoid many of the stalemates that arise in a typical negotiation.”

Chambers USA 2016

Weil’s “extremely responsive” Real Estate team has “a strong bench” with “excellent industry knowledge” who deliver “a very high level of service.” 

Legal 500 US

Recognized as a 2013 Real Estate “Practice Group of the Year”

Law360

Practice co-heads Michael Bond and Philip Rosen were named Real Estate MVPs in 2013 and 2012, respectively

Law360

David Herman named 2014 Real Estate Rising Star

Law360

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