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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

1285 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 373 3000
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Fax +1 212 757 3990
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www.paulweiss.com
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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Harris B. Freidus, New York, USA

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Harris B. Freidus

Tel:
Work 212-373-3064
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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Real Estate

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J.D., Harvard Law School, 1987; A.B., Harvard College, 1983


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Real estate

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s ‘extremely responsive’ team ‘has a very good knowledge of the industry’ and ‘balances its technical legal advice with solid, practical business advice’. The firm’s client roster includes a range of developers, institutional fund managers and domestic and overseas investors, as well as government entities and major institutional owners, and the team assists with the full range of transactions. Notable highlights included representing CIM Group in a number of acquisitions, joint ventures and loan transactions for development properties across Manhattan, Chicago and San Francisco, among other cities; these included the $685m acquisitions of the Jehovah Witnesses’ ‘Watchtower’ building, and the equity and debt financing of Sunset La Cienega, a multi-use project including residential units, hotels and retail space. In another highlight, the group acted for HCP in a number of healthcare REIT transactions, including the $1.1bn sale of 64 senior housing communities to affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. The practice is jointly chaired by the ‘pragmatic’ Meredith Kane, who acts for developers, equity investors and government agencies on funding and transactional matters, and Harris Freidus, who has notable gaming and hospitality expertise. Salvatore Gogliormella is also recommended. Named attorneys are based in New York.

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