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Shearman & Sterling LLP, Lisa Brill, New York, USA

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Lisa Brill

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Real Estate


Lisa Brill is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Real Estate Group. Ms. Brill has significant experience in the formation of joint ventures and has worked extensively representing both institutional investors and real estate operating companies in the investment, ownership and development of real estate. She also advises clients in connection with acquisitions and dispositions, financings, real estate fund formation, REIT and leasing transactions. Ms. Brill was named a Rising Star by Portfolio Media, Inc.’s Real Estate Law360.


Georgetown University, J.D., 1999, cum laude; Bowdoin College, A.B., 1995, magna cum laude

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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