Mal E. Serure - McDermott Will & Emery


Mal Serure is the co-head of the US real estate practice and head of the Real Estate Group in Los Angeles. He has more than two decades of experience representing private equity funds, banks, real estate companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs) in a wide range of real estate transactions. He regularly advises lenders and borrowers in mortgage and mezzanine loan financing and preferred equity transactions. Mal also advises clients on the purchase, workout and restructuring of troubled loans, including negotiations with co-lenders, participants, servicers and special servicers.

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  • Regularly represents publicly traded mortgage REITs in the origination and management of mortgage, mezzanine, and construction loans and preferred equity investments
  • Represented a real estate private equity fund in the acquisition and financing of several industrial properties
  • Represented a Japanese bank and its co-lenders in financing the construction of its Midtown Manhattan office building

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2017-2024
  • The Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2023
  • Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, “Rising Star”


  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
    • Real Estate & Construction Division, Cabinet Member
    • Real Estate Track, Community Leadership Institute, member
  • Los Angeles Real Estate Division of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, member


University of Pennsylvania, JD, 2000
New York University, BS, cum laude, 1997

New York