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In a market experiencing unprecedented change, parties involved in high-stakes real estate deals need a steady, trusted hand to guide them. The Paul, Weiss Real Estate Practice leverages a history of executing every kind of real estate property transaction and unparalleled business and legal acumen to help the most complex projects succeed amid volatile economic conditions.

Why Paul, Weiss

Many big firms represent only one or a few kinds of real estate clients. But Paul, Weiss real estate lawyers are known for navigating the multiple interests involved in complex deals that feature large numbers and types of parties - from major developers, government agencies, entrepreneurs and investors to the largest real estate fund sponsors and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

We represent clients that include civic and commercial developers shaping the New York cityscape as well as corporations engaged in high-stakes restructurings and precedent-setting arbitrations around the globe. Our clients also include government entities and non-profit institutions with significant real estate holdings. Representing such a diverse clientele with such diverse interests has given us a rich knowledge of the marketplace and the ability to anticipate the myriad contingencies that arise in every kind of real estate transaction.

Our Practice

The Paul, Weiss Real Estate Practice is known for navigating the multiple interests involved in complex deals that feature large numbers and types of parties—from major developers, government agencies, entrepreneurs and investors to the largest real estate fund sponsors and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Our lawyers have guided some of the most important and high-profile developments in New York City and across the country to completion. We are adept at helping our clients navigate diverse stakeholders, as well as the many legal, financing and regulatory issues involved in significant commercial real estate matters.

Our real estate lawyers have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • development
  • sales and acquisitions
  • workouts and restructurings
  • financings
  • hospitality
  • leasing
  • joint ventures and real estate investment funds
  • international real estate

We also work closely with our firm's bankruptcy lawyers to handle an array of restructuring investments for owners and lenders, with attendant litigation and bankruptcy aspects, and distressed opportunity investing for private equity and hedge fund and entrepreneurial investors. Much of our restructuring work occurs for clients in the hospitality and gaming industries, on both the national and international level.

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