Practices

Real Estate

The real estate industry faces many challenges with constant change in market conditions, structure and regulation. Our Real Estate team has a thorough understanding of these drivers, developments and shifts within the industry, allowing us to take a business-focused approach to find solutions to complex problems that others cannot.

Our team assists major commercial real estate players across the U.S. and in over 50 countries, including owner-operators, investment managers, private funds, investors, public and private REITs, lenders and borrowers, in structuring and executing the full spectrum of complex real estate transactions, including:

  • acquisitions, dispositions, financings
  • complex joint ventures
  • real estate funds
  • real estate development
  • real estate mergers and acquisitions
  • financial restructuring
  • public and private capitalization strategies
  • domestic and cross-border tax structuring
  • Islamic finance

Located where our clients need us around the globe, we have been recognized for our work in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

Our Real Estate team advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients in managing domestic and cross-border transactions related to many industries, notably projects and investments involving energy, infrastructure, hospitality and healthcare businesses.

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Practice Lawyers

John D Wilson
New York

Mario Leissner
Frankfurt

Mark V Thigpen
Charlotte

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Named North America Law Firm of the Year for Fund Formation


Private Equity Real Estate Magazine Global Awards, 2015

Real Estate Practice of the Year


Law360, 2014

A leading Tier 1 practice in the United States for Real Estate


U.S. News & World Report, 2016

20 individuals on the team are recognized as leading lawyers


Chambers guides, 2017

“Rising Star Team of the Year,” Real Estate: Transactions and Finance


Paris Trophées du Droit, 2014

immobilienmanager Award and nominated as “Law Firm of the Year for Real Estate” in Germany


JUVE, 2014

Best Law Firm in Real Estate, honorable mention in Asset Management and Funds


Islamic Finance News, 2014

"Provides authoritative, specialist advice on real estate and construction matters."


Chambers Global

"They are highly responsive, technically capable and very collaborative."


Chambers USA

"The team has a deep industry and legal knowledge, and knows the market."


Chambers Europe

"They take an appropriately measured approach to navigating issues."


Chambers USA

"Each team member complements another in terms of strength, expertise and availability."


Chambers Europe