Real Estate Lawyers | McDermott Multi-Disciplinary Practice

Real Estate


With offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, our real estate team delivers sophisticated advice to address the unique legal and business challenges of real estate transactions and investments around the globe, reducing risk and capitalizing on opportunities, wherever you do business.

Employing a full-service multi-disciplinary practice involving finance, corporate, tax, regulatory, litigation and business restructuring professionals, we provide comprehensive counsel and support through all phases of real estate development, financing and investment: from initial structuring through acquisition, construction or redevelopment, management, leasing and operations, financing, and disposition or other monetization. When necessary, you can also turn to us for workout and other divestment requirements.

Because our team is fully integrated across top-ranked practice areas in tax, business restructuring, litigation, M&A and private equity, and family office representations, you have access to the full resources of the Firm when you hire us. Additionally, our finance team has deep market knowledge and experience in all segments of mortgage, mezzanine and construction lending, acting on both the lender and borrower sides. We work closely with all these colleagues on creative solutions for any issues that may impact your transaction.

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  • Joint venture between RFR Holding LLC and SIGNA Holding GmbH in their acquisition of the iconic New York landmark Chrysler Building and an adjacent retail property located at 145-155 East 42nd Street.
  • RFR Holdings, one of Manhattan’s leading real estate investors, in multiple acquisitions and refinancings including the Seagram Building, Lever House, 17 State Street, Paramount Hotel and Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City and the W South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
  • Steward Health Care in its $2 billion-plus financing transaction in connection with its record-setting acquisition to become the largest privately owned for-profit health system in the United States

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