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Akerman LLP, Steven Polivy, New York, USA

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Steven Polivy

Akerman LLP

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Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Development, EB-5


Steven P. Polivy is Chair of Akerman's Economic Development & Incentives Practice and is Office Managing Partner of the firm's New York office. He focuses on economic development, real estate finance, and transactional real estate matters. His practice includes representation of financial institutions that act as lenders, underwriters, and placement agents, or that serve the function of letter of credit issuers, liquidity providers or trustees, with respect to tax-exempt and taxable debt for real estate, industrial and economic development projects, and municipal financing.

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

The ‘very diligent and very commercially focused’ Akerman LLP handles urban redevelopment, financing, land deals and construction projects while also advising on distressed real estate and loan origination. Its client base includes investors, developers, builders, lenders, retailers, owners, and corporate end users. Fort Lauderdale-based practice chair Eric Rapkin represented Rock-French Quarter - a joint venture between Rockefeller Corporation and Stiles - on the $134m sale of a multifamily residential tower in Florida. Another highlight included acting for Lennar Multifamily Communities on the $225m acquisition and redevelopment of The MET, a multifamily site in Costa Mesa, California. A further highlight included advising Host Hotels & Resorts on the $215m acquisition of the Loews Don CeSar Hotel and the Beach House Suites in St Pete Beach, Florida. Miami-based Richard Bezold, New York-based Steven Polivy and Florida-based Andrew Robins are also recommended. Mark McElree and Kacy Whitehead joined from McElree Smith in Dallas, while Iran Hopkins joined from Ervin Cohen Jessup in Los Angeles.

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