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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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

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Michael Barker

Tel:
Work 212-859-8124
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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Real estate, acquisitions, dispositions, and related financings

Position

Michael Barker is a partner in Fried Frank’s Real Estate Department, resident in the New York office. He has a broad range of experience in mortgage, mezzanine, construction and other financings, domestic and foreign acquisitions, development and construction projects, joint ventures and real estate investment transactions involving commercial, residential, retail and hospitality properties.

Career

He joined the Firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2008.

Member

CRE Finance Council

Education

Mr. Barker received his JD from the College of Law in 1991, and his BA from the University of Sussex in 1990


United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s ‘dominant’ New York offering is led by industry standout Jonathan Mechanic, who has a ‘powerful practice’ representing clients such as Citigroup and Coach. Mechanic, along with Tal Golomb, Melanie Meyers and Robert Sorin, continued to advise the Related Companies on many aspects of the development at Hudson Yards; the team also represented tenants in relation to the major redevelopment project and, in one example, counsel Stephen Lefkowitz acted for Time Warner in the $1.5bn development and purchase of a new headquarters at 30 Hudson Yards. Another name to note on the dirt side is Joshua Mermelstein, whose impressive caseload included acting for Brookfield Asset Management on the $1.03bn purchase of over 120 self-storage facilities in 16 states as well as Puerto Rico. The ‘incredibly strong’ debt finance group includes the ‘energetic and creativeMichael Barker, who handled a range of construction loan and mortgage loan financings for various investment fund lenders, including Children’s Investment Fund and Blackstone Group. In addition to the New York office, where all attorneys named thus far are based, the practice has a ‘small but strong’ office in Washington DC led by Franz Rassman. Rassman, along with Sorin and Golomb, assisted Tishman Speyer with the $270m redevelopment of Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn store.

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