Real estate is a cornerstone for Greenberg Traurig, LLP, with work that spans commercial, leisure and residential real estate, including structured equity, debt and hybrids. The extensive national team is characterised by acquisitions, investments, developments, financing and leasing. Robert Ivanhoe and Stephen Rabinowitz of New York run the office with Corey Light and Richard Giusto of Chicago in Miami. Based in Chicago, Michael Baum is known for his expertise in sponsoring, founding and implementing U.S. and international real estate funds, particularly Mexican and Brazilian. The same office added Shawn Ronda and Andrew Hamm to its team in August and May 2021, respectively, from DLA Piper LLP (US) and Katten, respectively. “Panos Katsambas and Matt Evans are both very knowledgeable and always available when needed, and are both extremely helpful in minimizing and/or mitigating our legal and financial risks.” “Solomon is something of a private statesman in the UK. He is knowledgeable and thorough and supervises and supervises his team to ensure consistency of service. The Walkers` mutual fund practice is broad and thorough. They have gained new energy in the UK office over the past few years and have a friendly and entrepreneurial approach to their work.
Dickinson Wright PLLC, based in Michigan, has an extensive transaction- and development-oriented real estate practice advising on everything from land and real estate purchases and sales to mixed-use development projects. Monica Labe and Michael Lusardi are the Troy office`s primary contacts for the leasing, financing, construction and sale of industrial, office, mixed-use and entertainment properties. In Grand Rapids, John Cameron is the main partner. “Our experience with Sidley Austin`s mutual fund team has been positive. The Sidley team clearly has extensive industry experience, listens carefully and understands our business needs. The Clifford Chance LLP team is co-led by Gerard Saviola, Head of Real Estate Funds, and Alexandra Davidson, Head of Global Private Funds. The team of real estate specialists provides advice on a wide range of issues, including real estate; Private equity; Infrastructure; debts and loans; and emerging market funds; She is also renowned for her in-depth knowledge of the structuring issues that apply to property managers. The firm`s international platform allows it to work efficiently on cross-border mandates for its global clients. Lily Marcel, who specializes in the creation and operation of private equity mutual funds across all asset classes, was promoted to Partner in May 2022 and is a notable member of the team. Also worth mentioning is Alexander Chester, who has experience advising on some of the team`s most complex fund work, and Jonathan Bray, who has developed a strong practice advising global clients on the establishment, structuring and offering of closed-end and open-ended real estate funds. The former head of the private equity group, Nigel Hatfield, retired in April 2022. Ogier is a mainstay of the Jersey fund market, leveraging the firm`s presence in global offshore jurisdictions in London and Luxembourg.
The team has a strong venture capital practice and is active in the private equity space. She has extensive experience in setting up investment funds and regularly assists clients with fund closures and works for funds traded on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Niamh Lalor leads the practice, which focuses on the regulation of special funds and financial services. Emily Haithwaite is an expert in AIFMD regulation, as well as a variety of fund transactions and ESG topics. Sophie Reguengo and Alexandra O`Grady, Managing Associate, are also recommended. At Lowenstein Sandler LLP, “the breadth of expertise of the New York team is fantastic” and ensures that investment advisors, commodity mutual fund operators, trading advisors, dealer-dealers, leading fund managers and institutional investors regularly call on the group to assist them in all aspects of their work. The offering stands out in particular for its expertise in family office services, alternative data issues, qualified opportunity zone funds and cryptocurrency. Practice Director Robert Minion is supported by Vice Presidents Marie DeFalco and Peter Greene. Other important members of the band were rock star Max Karpel; Eileen Overbaugh, founding expert of the Fund; and new addition Boris Liberman, who joined AQR Capital Management from an in-house role in February 2021 and brings extensive experience advising all clients – including sovereign wealth funds and other asset owners – on all matters relating to the implementation of their investment and trading strategies. “While the entire HL team is excellent, Madelyn Healy is exceptional.
She is very intelligent, proactive, well organized, responsive, pragmatic and efficient. It provides thoughtful advice in an accessible and understandable way. If she`s unsure of a problem, she quickly hires other resources to get the right result. Madelyn not only answers the direct question, but anticipates the next one and includes it in her answer. It is very clear that she understands the legal, regulatory and commercial aspects of her work and balances them appropriately when advising her clients. Jones Day`s private equity team, known for its “deep strength and creativity” in the industry, is co-led by John MacGarty and Alistair Grant, who work with the global fund formation team on the firm`s most complex deals and founding relationships. The team advises clients in all key sectors of the private equity market, including private equity, venture capital and renewables. In real estate, the team has completed a number of funds and fund-related transactions over the past year, including advising Greystar Real Estate Partners on its first pan-European real estate fund, which will be valued at €1.55 billion.
In particular, she has extensive experience in the work of transnational funds. In addition, she has advised in the private leasing and commercial real estate investment sector as well as GP-led acquisitions, divestitures and secondary investments. Hannah Rose, a trusted advisor to key corporate clients in fund structuring, formation and operations and “exceptional talent”, Hannah Rose is an outstanding member of the team. New York-based Lowenstein Sandler LLP`s offering is increasingly focused on providing high-quality legal advice to traditionally underrepresented fund managers and impact mutual funds, in addition to a traditional investment management practice. The team is also active in venture capital funds, representing managers at all stages, from seed funds to large successor funds, venture capital funds of funds and secondary funds. There is a trio of highly regarded lawyers at the top: Marie DeFalco, who is chosen by a client for her “unprecedented” service; Peter Greene, described as a “force of nature”; and Robert Minion, who has developed state-of-the-art compliance programs under the Investment Advisers Act. “Very competent team, from the partner to the trainee, both from a purely legal point of view and from the point of view of market practice. Business-oriented with pragmatic solutions, very responsive.