David Herman - McDermott Will & Emery


With a career that spans more than two decades, David Herman counsels real estate-related companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, going-private transactions and initial public offerings (IPOs), special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), financings, workouts and restructurings. He also advises industry clients on general corporate matters, mortgage-backed securitizations, commercial lending transactions, company and asset portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, private equity transactions and other real estate-related transactions. David regularly represents special servicers, lenders and borrowers on loan restructurings, workouts and take backs. He has advised clients in transactions totaling more than $100 billion. David is the co-head of the US real estate practice and head of the New York real estate group.

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  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Real Estate: Corporate, New York
  • IFLR1000, Notable Practitioner for Real Estate in the US
  • The Legal 500 US, Next Generation Partner for REITS; Recommended for Real Estate
  • Law360, MVP: Real Estate 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, New York, Leading Lawyer


Cardozo School of Law, JD, 2000
Yeshiva University, BS, 1997

New York