is a real estate partner in Fried Frank's New York office. He joined the Firm in 1987 and was named partner in 1991.
Mr. Last has served as lead partner for some of the biggest real estate transactions in New York City involving prominent owners and developers such as Brookfield, RXR Realty, and Tishman Speyer; financial giants such as Citigroup, Bank of America, and UBS; and leading technology companies such as Google and Facebook. His deep understanding of the real estate market qualifies him to advise his clients on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on large commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants. He has represented one of the parties in the largest leases concluded in New York City for three of the last five years.
Mr. Last's work also includes advising purchasers and sellers on acquisitions and dispositions, facilitating ground-up developments and commercial condominiums, and arranging financings and restructurings. His long-standing clients include real estate developers, managers and owners, institutional investors, financial institutions, and public and private companies, some of whom have relied on Mr. Last's advice for more than 25 years and continue to involve him in all of their high-stakes real estate deals.
Mr. Last's work in the industry has earned him recognition by Legal 500
as one of New York City's leading real estate attorneys. He was recognized as a 2017 Client Services All-Star by BTI Consulting Group, a recognition identified solely and exclusively by corporate counsel. He is an annual panelist on PLI's commercial leasing program and is regularly quoted by the press on industry trends. He was recently quoted in Real Estate Weekly
on the influence of domestic and foreign investment, Law360
on real estate M&A, and in the New York Post
on companies moving from Midtown Manhattan to other parts of the city. He has been profiled by The New York Observer
and Real Estate Weekly
, highlighting his achievements on notable matters and client work.
Member, Real Property Section, Probate and Trust Law Committee, American Bar Association
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions
New York, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York