Stephen Lewis > Fladgate LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fladgate LLP
16 GREAT QUEEN STREET
LONDON
WC2B 5DG
England
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Work Department

Real estate.

Position

I specialise in all aspects of commercial real estate work, particularly in acquisition and disposal work, both freehold and leasehold, primarily in relation to the retail and leisure sectors and with general landlord and tenant matters. My additional areas of expertise include investment, secured lending, telecoms, development and portfolio management.

I am very passionate about real estate and the wider property market and have always enjoyed working collaboratively and positively with my clients, colleagues together with the other side and their professional team to ensure a positive outcome for everybody. The beauty and satisfaction of a property transaction is that in the main it is non-confrontational and both parties therefore have similar objectives to achieve a desired result with which they are both happy.

I also really enjoy the fact that I operate in such a fast moving and ever changing sector and have the opportunity to regularly help my clients to get their real estate deals done. I find it immensely satisfying on deals to be able to regularly see the buildings that formed part of those transactions as there is no doubt that this gives you a real personal connection to those properties.

I act for clients ranging from family offices, private banks, entrepreneurs, private investors (both onshore and offshore) and quoted companies to leading operators in the retail and leisure sectors .

I have always had a real interest in the leisure market whether it be restaurants, gyms, bowling alleys, cinemas or casinos and am a member and director of the Leisure Property Forum which is the leading industry body.

Career

Trained Nathan Silman, qualified 1988; made partner Fladgate 2012.

Memberships

Current directorships: Leisure Property Forum.

Education

King Edward VI Five Ways Grammar School, Birmingham; University of Manchester (LLB Law 1982-85).

Leisure

Outside of the office I am a keen cyclist and tennis player and a member of the annual Norwood Property lunch charity committee.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

The ‘incredible, smart, and skilled’ real estate team at Fladgate LLP assists a host of clients with their commercial property needs from a single office in London. Practice head Stephen Lewis acts for family offices, banks, offshore and onshore private investors, with a particular focus on the retail and leisure sectors. Gideon Dabby-Joory advises a range of clients, which include private funds and institutional investors, on urban markets; corporate occupiers on expansion programmes and headqaurters relocations; and often acts for providers of shared office space and retail occupiers. Dabby-Joory and Alan Karsberg  are key to the corporate occupiers side of the practice; Karsberg is particularly adept in advising on complex portfolio transactions, sales and leasebacks, as well as landlord and tenant work. Kirsty Corkum  joined the team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and contributes over 25 years’ experience in providing advice on mixed-use and urban development projects for developers, investors, landlords, and tenants.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

The ‘incredible, smart, and skilled‘ real estate team at Fladgate LLP assists a host of clients with their commercial property needs from a single office in London. Practice head Stephen Lewis acts for family offices, banks, offshore and onshore private investors, with a particular focus on the retail and leisure sectors. Gideon Dabby-Joory advises a range of clients, which include private funds and institutional investors, on urban markets; corporate occupiers on expansion programmes and headqaurters relocations; and often acts for providers of shared office space and retail occupiers. Dabby-Joory and Alan Karsberg  are key to the corporate occupiers side of the practice; Karsberg is particularly adept in advising on complex portfolio transactions, sales and leasebacks, as well as landlord and tenant work. Kirsty Corkum  joined the team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and contributes over 25 years’ experience in providing advice on mixed-use and urban development projects for developers, investors, landlords, and tenants.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers

The ‘incredible, smart, and skilled’ real estate team at Fladgate LLP assists a host of clients with their commercial property needs from a single office in London. Practice head Stephen Lewis acts for family offices, banks, offshore and onshore private investors, with a particular focus on the retail and leisure sectors. Gideon Dabby-Joory advises a range of clients, which include private funds and institutional investors, on urban markets; corporate occupiers on expansion programmes and headqaurters relocations; and often acts for providers of shared office space and retail occupiers. Dabby-Joory and Alan Karsberg are key to the corporate occupiers side of the practice; Karsberg is particularly adept in advising on complex portfolio transactions, sales and leasebacks, as well as landlord and tenant work. Kirsty Corkum joined the team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and contributes over 25 years’ experience in providing advice on mixed-use and urban development projects for developers, investors, landlords, and tenants.

London > Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure

Aside from advising its key hotel clients, the team at Fladgate LLP is also well versed at advising clients throughout the leisure sector, including restaurants, museums, music venues and casinos. The practice is led by both James Fry and Stephen Lewis. Fry specialises in commercial real estate within the sector. Lewis is also well regarded for his commercial real estate expertise, with particular emphasis given to acquisitions and disposals. Partner Kirsty Corkum  joined the team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.