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Samuel Zylberberg

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Partner in Weil’s Real Estate practice, boasting extensive national experience in a broad range of real estate transactions and related areas including lending, leasing, acquisitions, sales, private equity, joint ventures, and restructurings. Has mortgage loan experience including approximately 20 years of experience in the origination of large commercial mortgage loans secured by hotels, offices, residential and mixed-use properties. Clients include Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, General Growth Properties, Fortress Investment Group, Brookfield Asset Management and Macquaire Capital (USA) Inc.


Brooklyn College (B.S., 1983); Fordham University Law School (J.D., 1987)

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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