Fried Frank's Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice consists of a dedicated group of corporate lawyers with many years of experience in the real estate sector. The practice works closely with the real estate and tax practices, as well as with other practices within the Firm, to offer a full range of services associated with complex corporate real estate transactions. The team is experienced in the legal and commercial fundamentals of both real estate and corporate law, allowing them to offer clients tailored expertise in executing complex, structured real estate transactions. Our work includes:
- Real Estate Joint Ventures: Our practice regularly represents real estate developers and owners, private equity funds, institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds in connection with the formation and restructuring of joint ventures for real estate development, investment or financing purposes, including structuring investment platforms in the U.S. and internationally.
- Investment Structures: The Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice represents investors, lenders and sponsors in connection with preferred equity investments and mezzanine debt transactions involving real estate assets.
- Mergers & Acquisitions: Our practice represents public and private companies and investment banks in a range of transactions involving real estate-related companies, including acquisitions and dispositions of real estate portfolios and operating companies, negotiated and hostile takeovers and mergers, spin-offs, recapitalizations, strategic investments, restructurings and proxy contests.
- Real Estate Funds: While large institutionally-sponsored funds are represented by our Asset Management Practice, the Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice represents developers, sponsors and investors in connection with the formation of, and investment in, real estate private equity funds, including opportunity funds, development funds, and value-add and core funds.
- Capital Markets: Our attorneys also represent real estate-related issuers, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), underwriters and investors, on initial and follow-on public offerings, secondary offerings and private offerings.