Yelena L. Nersesyan

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Yelena Nersesyan

Yelena Nersesyan is an associate in Weil’s Real Estate practice and is based in New York. Ms. Nersesyan participates in advising on joint ventures, acquisition, disposition, financing and refinancing of commercial real estate properties, including hotels, retail properties, office buildings and multi-family properties throughout the United States.

Ms. Nersesyan has played a significant role on the teams advising:

  • Aterian Investment Partners in its acquisition of Hain Pure Protein (n/k/a Poultry Holdings LLC)
  • Aterian Investment Partners and its portfolio company, Vander-Bend Manufacturing, Inc., in Vander-Bend’s acquisition of J.L. Haley Enterprises, Inc.
  • Culligan International Company (a portfolio company of Advent International) in its pending $1.1 billion acquisition of AquaVenture Holdings Limited
  • Fortress Investment Group in numerous financing transactions
  • MGM Resorts International (MGM) in its $4.25 billion sale of the Bellagio to a joint venture MGM formed with Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust and its planned leaseback of the Bellagio
  • Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse in committed bridge financing to support the pending merger of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. with the Nutrition & Biosciences Business of DuPont, in a deal that values the combined company at $45 billion on an enterprise value basis
  • Providence Equity Partners in its growth equity investment in TAIT, LLC (f/k/a TAIT Towers Inc.) 
  • A large private equity firm in a multi-million dollar investment in California
  • A prominent NYC investor in the sale of a multi-million dollar multi-family property portfolio
  • A major financial institution in committed senior unsecured bridge financing to support the $4 billion acquisition by Hasbro, Inc. of Entertainment One Ltd.  

Ms. Nersesyan was recognized as a 2019 “Rising Star” by The Armenian Bar Association, was named a “Rising Star” in Real Estate by Super Lawyers 2018 – 2019 and was listed as a 2017 “Leading Lady” in Real Estate by The Mann Charitable Foundation. She serves on the Board of Young Mortgage Bankers Association and Armenian Bar Association.

Ms. Nersesyan is active in pro bono matters, including recently advising a local synagogue in its acquisition of real estate in Long Island, New York.

Ms. Nersesyan is fluent in Russian and Armenian.

Ms. Nersesyan received her J.D. from Armenian Open University and her LL.M, Banking, Corporate and Finance Law from Fordham University School of Law.

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