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Shearman & Sterling LLP, Malcolm Montgomery, New York, USA

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Malcolm Montgomery

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Real Estate


Malcolm Montgomery leads the Real Estate Finance practice and co-leads the REIT Affinity Group at Shearman & Sterling. His practice spans domestic and cross-border investment and finance, and leveraged lending and bank finance for REITs and real estate companies. He advises on workouts and restructurings of construction, permanent and mezzanine loans and credit facilities. He handles financings involving assets and currencies in multiple countries, including multi-state secured loans, mezzanine financings, term and construction financings, subscription and debt portfolio financings, hotel financings and mortgage loans.


New York University, J.D., 1989, Order of Barristers; Editor-in-Chief, Moot Court Case Book; Princeton University, B.A., 1986

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Shearman & Sterling LLP has expertise across the full spectrum of transactional work, advising on a range of joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals. The team also represents landlord and tenants in leasing transactions, particularly headquarters office leases and ground leases. Malcolm Montgomery heads the practice from New York, where he advises on domestic and cross-border investment matters and the full range of financing transactions on the lender side. Lisa Brill heads the firm’s hospitality, leisure and gaming sector group, and has notable expertise in mezzanine loans, construction loans and hotel financings; other key partners include corporate and M&A specialist Kris Ferranti, and John Opar, who regularly handles matters involving foreign investment into US real estate and has been involved in projects spanning the US, China, Europe and the Middle East. Work highlights for the team included advising SL Green Realty and affiliates of Jeff Sutton on their leasehold of a property in New York City and a simultaneous lease transaction with Nike; acting for Metropolitan Life Insurance in connection with a $325m mortgage loan to Carnegie Hall Tower II; and advising KeyBank National Association on a $300m credit facility provided to the affiliates of Independence Realty Trust.

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