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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

767 5TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10153, USA
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Michael Bond

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Michael Bond, co-head of Weil’s Real Estate Practice and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, has a diverse practice including general corporate matters, distressed debt, mortgage-backed securitizations, commercial lending, company and asset portfolio acquisitions, private equity transactions and real estate transactions (including acquisitions, development, financing and leasing of large commercial real estate projects). He also has substantial experience representing capital sources and various providers of products or services in forming JVs and strategic alliances to pursue new businesses.

Education

University of South Carolina (BS, 1977); University of Virginia (JD, 1980).


United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP provides ‘an excellent overall level of service’ and ‘the assigned attorneys are always responsive and understand the complexities of each matter’. Primary areas of expertise include REITs, restructurings and joint ventures, as well as matters involving private real estate funds across the US, Europe and Asia. The team also advises on capital markets offerings in the debt and equity space, and has extensive experience in leasing matters and financings for project development and property acquisition. Notable highlights included advising Brookfield Asset Management on its $2.8bn acquisition of shares in Rouse Properties, a REIT which owns a number of regional shopping malls; acting for TPG Global on its merger with Playa Hotels & Resorts; and advising the special committee of the board of directors of Sears on its plan to monetize over $1bn of real estate, including approximately 90 retail and industrial assets across the US. On the financing side, the team also advised co-lenders Fortress Investment Group and The Baupost Group in a $235m land loan to a major developer of properties in Manhattan, a loan provided for the purposes of refinancing the development of a residential and retail project overlooking Central Park. Michael Bond and the ‘knowledgeable and experiencedPhilip Rosen head the practice from the New York office, where David Herman and Samuel Zylberberg are also key figures.

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