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In a market weathering unprecedented change, companies involved in high-stakes real estate deals need a steady, trusted hand to guide them. They also need counsel who can help them find new solutions for tough new challenges. The Paul, Weiss Real Estate Department offers clients the best of both worlds. Our long history of executing every kind of deal touching real property and our business and legal savvy help the most complex real estate projects succeed in fluctuating 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

Clients recognize Paul, Weiss's Real Estate Department as having handled some of the largest, most important transactions in New York City. 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. Our international and cross-border work for other real estate clients in and outside the United States is also well known.

Attorneys in the Real Estate Department 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
  • Public-Private Partnerships

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