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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP, Corey E Light, Chicago, USA

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Corey E Light

Work 312-476-5001
Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Real Estate


Corey E. Light is co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Real Estate Practice. With nearly 30 years of domestic and international experience, Corey focuses his practice on real estate transactions and development. Representing major retailers, property owners, developers, and lenders, Corey regularly handles all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions including joint ventures, financings, and the acquisition and disposition of commercial property. Additionally, Corey has been involved in the representation of major retail developers in a number of large retail bankruptcies and in the related acquisition and disposition of large portfolios of retail properties.

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides ‘a very high level of service’, and the team is praised for its ‘quick response times, strong business acumen and solid industry knowledge’. The firm handles domestic and inbound investment matters along with all aspects of real estate law, with key areas of focus including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and capital markets transactions. The group also has significant environmental assessment capabilities and regularly advises on projects in the residential, hospitality and affordable housing sectors. In the New York office, key partners Robert Ivanhoe, Kristen Lonergan and Farah Ahmed represented RFR Holding and Kushner Companies in their $600m buyout of four properties in Dumbo Heights, Brooklyn from Invesco. Los Angeles-based Gregory Fishman and others recently advised Kayne Anderson Real Estate Investors on the real estate aspects of a merger agreement with Sentio Healthcare Properties. The firm also maintains a strong financing practice; notable examples include representing Golub & Company in a $206m construction loan for the development of Flager Drive, Palm Beach County, and acting for Extell Development regarding a $460m financing provided by RXR Realty for three development projects in New York City. Nancy Lash and Richard Giusto are the main practitioners in Miami, where they advise on all aspects of commercial real estate. Corey Light jointly chairs the practice in Chicago.

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