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
  • Citi
  • CWCapital Asset Management
  • Fortress Investment Group
  • GE Capital
  • General Growth Properties
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Island Capital
  • Jumeirah
  • King Street Capital
  • 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
  • Tishman Speyer
  • TPG Real Estate

Key Contacts

W. Michael Bond

W. Michael Bond


New York

Philip Rosen

Philip Rosen


New York

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Weil has always stood out in its ability to deliver top-quality results in a timely and efficient manner…They are a large firm with tremendous resources that provides the client with the attention of a boutique firm.”

Chambers USA

They’re really good at nonstandard things that need complicated structuring and negotiation – that’s their strong point.”

Chambers USA

Ranked #3 for U.S. Announced M&A Transactions in Real Estate

Thomson Reuters Full Year 2017 League Tables

A very professional firm with a clear understanding of the issues at hand, which is critical in our business. Great at getting deals done, too.”

Chambers USA

Weil Ranked Tier 1 Nationwide for Real Estate Law

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

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

Practice co-heads Michael Bond and Philip Rosen were named Real Estate MVPs

Law360, 2013 and 2012, respectively

David Herman named Real Estate Rising Star

Law360, 2014

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