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Michael Bond

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


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, M&A transactions in the real estate space, commercial lending, company and asset portfolio acquisitions, REITs, 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.


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

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s team of ‘creative problem solvers’ advises on investment, acquisitions, divestment, debt offerings, development, financing, leasing and REIT maters. Other areas of expertise include loan workouts, restructurings, joint ventures, and capital markets offerings in the debt and equity space. Philip Rosen and David Herman recently advised Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) and Brookfield Property Partners (BPY) on the $14.4bn acquisition of around 66% of common stock of GGP. The firm also advised BAM on its $11.4bn acquisition of Forest City Realty Trust. Another highlight included representing The Kroger Company on its $2.2bn sale of a multi-state convenience store portfolio which included 762 stores to EG Group. Samuel Zylberberg acted for Atalaya Capital Management on a preferred equity investment and $250m construction loan for the development of a 40-story Ritz-Carlton hotel with residences in New York. Michael Bond, who provides ‘the best advice available in complicated and difficult situations’, advised Sears Holdings on the real estate aspects of its high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Other clients include AIG, Blackstone, Madison International, MGM Resorts International, Tishman Speyer and TPG Real Estate. All named attorneys are based in New York.

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United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP advises REITs on M&A, joint ventures, public and private offerings, follow-on offerings, private debt and equity placements, and the public issuance of debt. The tem advised Brookfield Asset Management and Brookfield Property Partners (BPY) on BPY's $14.4bn acquisition of the approximately 66% of common stock it did not already own in General Growth Properties, a REIT that owns, develops and operates regional shopping malls. Michael Bond, Phillip Rosen and David Herman in New York are the names to note.

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