McDermott Ranks Among Top Real Estate Law Firms for Handling Highest Dollar Volume Sales in New York City


The Real Deal ranked McDermott Will & Emery LLP among the top ten law firms for handling the highest dollar volume of real estate purchase transactions in New York City. McDermott’s ranking was based on the firm’s representation of buyers in over $511 million in real estate deals between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.

Recent engagements include representation of long-time client Ian Schrager Company in the joint venture development with the Witkoff Group of the newly-opened Public New York Hotel on the Lower East Side, as well as assisting another long-time client, RFR Holding, in the acquisition of an office building at 95 Morton Street, and a sale-leaseback transaction for the 11 Howard Hotel.

The real estate group has also assisted client, Akelius Real Estate Management, in a number of recent multi-family acquisitions in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including purchases of a 117-unit building in the Gramercy Park area and 245 units in two contiguous Chelsea buildings on the same day.

“McDermott has a strong real estate practice with a talented team of lawyers acting as trusted advisors both here in New York City and across our global platform,” said Keith M. Pattiz, head of the firm’s Real Estate Group. “We pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients and will continue providing them with best-in-class counsel.”

McDermott Will & Emery’s real estate lawyers are ranked among the top in the industry with consistent listings in Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and a number of other directories. McDermott’s team counsels clients on all aspects of the acquisition, development, and disposition of real estate across asset classes, including office, multi-family and hospitality, as well as financing of those assets. The firm’s lawyers represent landlords and tenants in all facets of office, commercial, retail and industrial leasing transactions. McDermott’s team also represents financial institutions and private and institutional investors in multistate and project financing.