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Ropes & Gray LLP, Daniel Stanco, New York, USA

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Daniel Stanco

Ropes & Gray LLP


Dan Stanco, a partner in Ropes & Gray’s real estate investments & transactions group, focuses his practice on real estate joint ventures, investments and finance for all asset classes. Throughout his career, Dan has represented a broad range of clients, including institutional real estate investors, private equity funds, hedge funds, public REITs, developers, investment and commercial banks, and domestic and foreign investors in complex U.S. and international real estate transactions. Dan has extensive experience in advising clients in capital markets transactions, repurchase facilities, joint ventures, co-investments, distressed acquisitions and restructurings, mortgage and mezzanine financings, hotel management, condominium developments, leasing and portfolio transactions. In addition, Dan is actively involved in multiple charitable initiatives as a member of the board of directors of The Feed Foundation, counsel to a New York City charter school and former advisor to various foundations supported by the United Nations and Clinton Global Initiative.

United States

Real estate

Within: Next generation lawyers

Daniel Stanco - Ropes & Gray LLP

Within: Real estate

Ropes & Gray LLP’s practice is noted for its ‘strong team, with diversity of applicable expertise and good ability to centralize points of contact’. In New York, the team handles real estate-related loan financing for the likes of Blackstone Mortgage Trust and TPG Real Estate Trust, and also serves a range of foreign investors. In an example of the latter, David Djaha and Daniel Stanco represented Duwaliya Real Estate in the acquisition of an office property at 1575 Eye Street, Washington DC. Stanco was also busy in the acquisition space for private equity clients and advised First Atlantic Capital on the joint venture acquisition, financing and development of a $140m condominium development in the Nolita neighborhood of New York. In Boston, the practice was active in a range of investment and finance mandates for funds and investment managers, such as the Baupost Group and Pacific Investment Management Company, and in one highlight, Jack Creedon advised a co-lender on a $500m syndicated loan to Sears Holdings, secured by mortgages on over 20 Sears stores across the US. Other key players in Boston include the highly rated Richard Gordet, who has ‘tremendous experience across a wide variety of transactions, and a practical approach to problem solving’, and Walter McCabe. Since publication, Marc Lazar has joined Goodwin.

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