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Jay Epstien

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner and Co-Chair of DLA Piper's US Global Real Estate Practice


Jay Epstien represents local and national owners, developers and users in all aspects of real estate transactions involving urban office buildings, shopping centers and multifamily residential projects. He has been the lead lawyer on many of the largest office leases in Washington, DC, representing both landlords and tenants, including numerous law firms that have sought his counsel. He has represented major corporations in corporate real estate facilities matters throughout the United States, involving major corporate relocations and disposition of significant existing facilities.


Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers; Anglo American Real Property Institute; ICSC Law Conference Program Committee


JD, Cornell Law School; BS, Case Western Reserve University

United States

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Jay Epstien - DLA Piper LLP (US)

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DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘knowledgeable, thorough and easy-to-work with attorneys’ are housed in offices all over the US, which reflects the fact that real estate is a core practice area for the firm. In Boston, well-regarded practice head John Sullivan represented Oxford Properties Group in its $1.29bn acquisition of two Class A office buildings from the Blackstone Group, while in Chicago Jesse Criz and David Sickle acted for Harrison Street Real Estate Capital in connection with its $1.9bn acquisition of Campus Crest Communities. The firm’s substantial overseas offering ensures the practice is involved in a high quantity of inbound international deals and, in one example, San Francisco-based Stephen Cowan and Lynn Cadwalader acted for Mirae Asset Global Investment in the $780m acquisition of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel in Hawaii. In Washington DC, key players include global co-chair Jay Epstien and Frederick Klein, while in New York, Scott Weinberg and Jason Goldstein are thought by one client to be ‘among the best in the area of representing mortgage lenders and mezzanine lenders’. The New York offering was further enhanced by the hire of Eugene Pinover from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

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