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 experienced 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 advises 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 developed novel approaches to address these unprecedented challenges. Weil's Real Estate lawyers work in close coordination with Weil's 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 (n/k/a GGP Inc.) in its $8.5 billion recapitalization and its later spinoff of its subsidiary Rouse Properties; and Extended Stay Hotels in its chapter 11 sale to a group comprising Centerbridge Partners, Paulson & Co. and Blackstone Real Estate Associates VI, 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
  • Atalaya Capital Management
  • Beacon Capital
  • Beijing Guo Tai Shang Cheng Real Estate Co. Ltd. (known as Cheerland in the U.S.)
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • Brookfield Property Partners
  • C-III Asset Management
  • Citi
  • CWCapital Asset Management
  • Fortress Investment Group
  • GE Capital
  • General Growth Properties
  • Goldman Sachs
  • 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
  • Tishman Speyer
  • TPG Real Estate

Key Contacts

Thomas Henry

Thomas Henry


New York

Philip Rosen

Philip Rosen


New York

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Named Real Estate “Practice Group of the Year”

Law360 2023, 2021 and 2019

Named a “Leading” Firm for Real Estate: Mainly Dirt in New York

Chambers USA 2024

Named a “Leading” Firm for REITS in the U.S.

Chambers USA 2024

It often feels like the firm is an extension of our own company as the team is always available and quick to respond to address an issue.”

Chambers USA 2024

Weil typically handles our most complex transaction matters and has shown a consistent ability to reach an optimal outcome on even the most challenging matters.”

Chambers USA 2024

Named a “Leading” Firm for Real Estate in the U.S.

Chambers USA 2024

Named a “Leading” Firm for Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance in New York

Chambers USA 2024

Named a “Leading” Firm for Real Estate and REITs

Legal 500 US 2024

Named a “Leading” Firm for Real Estate in New York

IFLR1000 2022

Ranked Tier 1 Nationwide for Real Estate Law

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2022*

* Best Lawyers (in America) is by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Philip Rosen Named Real Estate "MVP"

Law360 2013

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