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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Matthew Parrott

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation


Matthew D. Parrott is a member of Fried Frank’s Real Estate Department and Litigation Department, and co-chair of the Firm's Real Estate Litigation Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2017. Mr. Parrott regularly represents prominent corporate clients, lending institutions, developers, investors and individuals in connection with complex real estate, distressed finance and construction litigation in New York and across the country. He has been lead counsel in cases involving billions of dollars in secured finance transactions, including disputes regarding Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) foreclosures, intercreditor disputes, lender liability claims, mezzanine loans and guaranty enforcement. In addition, Mr. Parrott has extensive experience handling matters involving partnership disputes, breach of contract claims, landlord tenant issues, construction projects, Ponzi schemes, RICO, corporate merger and acquisition transactions, and fraudulent transfer claims. His clients routinely seek out his advice in a general counsel capacity with respect to day-to-day litigation matters impacting their businesses and transactions.


Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Parrott was a partner and head of the New York Real Estate Litigation Group at Katten Muchin Rosenman.


Mr. Parrott received his JD from Fordham University School of Law in 1996 and his BA from Manhattanville College in 1993.

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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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