Lee S. Parks
Lee S. Parks is a member of the Corporate Department resident in Fried Frank's New York office. He joined the Firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1991.
Mr. Parks is co-head the Firm's Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice and has a diverse practice, with a particular emphasis on joint venture transactions, public and private securities offerings, private equity investments, non-mortgage real estate financings, real estate restructurings, real estate fund formation, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and management agreements. His work includes advising clients, including sovereign wealth funds, who are investing in or restructuring securitized financing structures, as well as other aspects of distressed real estate investing.
Mr. Parks has advised Tishman Hotel and Resorts in connection with refinancing of E-Walk and the acquisition of the fee interest for E-Walk from the NY City and State, RXR Realty in connection with the organization of RXR and the formation of its real estate funds, Tishman Speyer in its joint venture with Qatar Diar for its Long Island City development, Brookfield Properties in connection with its Manhattan West joint ventures and SL Green Realty Corp. in connection with a wide variety of matters. His clients also include JEMB Realty, Goldman Sachs, CIC, China Life, Temasek, RFR Holdings and Apollo Global Real Estate.
His work includes transactions in Latin America, where he has participated in cross-border M&A and global offerings. He also has a background in the computer science and electrical engineering field, and has experience in the area of technology law, advising Internet startup ventures and venture capital investors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a consultant to several high-technology companies, including International Business Machines Corporation.