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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

ONE NEW YORK PLAZA, NEW YORK, NY 10004, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 859 8000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 859 4000
Email:
Web:
www.friedfrank.com
Frankfurt, London, New York, Washington DC

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Robert Sorin

Tel:
Work +1.212.859.8487
Email:
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Real Estate; Acquisitions and Depositions; Leasing; Restructuring and Finance

Position

Real estate partner. Practice covers a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including the development of office, residential, hotel and mixed-use projects, commercial mortgage and mezzanine financing, construction financing, leasing, the sale and acquisition of office, hotel and retail properties, debt restructurings and joint ventures. Clients include Google Inc.; The Related Companies; Blackrock; SL Green Realty Corp.; IDB Group; Meringoff Properties, Inc.; The Children's Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP; The Moinian Group; and Boston Properties.

Career

Joined as partner in 1997.

Education

JD, cum laude, Georgetown University (1982); BA, magna cum laude, Washington University (1979).


United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s ‘heavyweight’ practice has recently advised on numerous acquisitions and disposals of assets, mortgage and construction financings, joint ventures and leasing matters in the New York area. The team also has a strong national reach and, with the support of its Washington DC office, regularly handles single-asset and portfolio transactions across the US. Notable recent work included representing The Related Companies and BlackRock in various matters related to the development of Hudson Yards, a $20bn development project in New York City; acting for Brookfield Property Partners regarding its various leases in the Manhattan West development to the National Hockey League, McKool Smith and Accenture; and advising Paramount Group on its joint venture with Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC. Leading figures include Jonathan Mechanic, a ‘go-to lawyer in the New York-based development space’, who advises a range of developers, investors and lenders on commercial real estate transactions, and counsel Stephen Lefkowitz, who focuses on land use, zoning and large-scale project structuring. Tal Golomb and Robert Sorin are also names to note, and recently acted for The Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust in the $1.6bn redevelopment of Penn Station. Recently-promoted partner Valerie Kelly is a key figure in Washington DC, handling large commercial leases on behalf of landlords and tenants. Matthew Parrott joined in 2017 is a co-chair of the firm’s real estate litigation practice.

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