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Lee Parks

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Corporate; Corporate Real Estate Transactions; Pro Bono; Restructuring and Financing


Lee Parks is a partner in Fried Frank’s Corporate Department, resident in the New York office, and he is co-head of the Firm's Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice. Mr. Parks has a diverse practice, with a particular emphasis on joint venture transactions, private equity investments, non-mortgage real estate financings, securities offerings for the real estate industry, real estate fund formation, public and private mergers and acquisitions for real estate companies, and real estate restructurings. His work includes advising foreign clients, including sovereign wealth funds and pension plans, who are investing in US real estate. He has also worked on restructuring securitized financing structures, as well as other aspects of distressed real estate investing.


Mr. Parks joined the Firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1991. Upon joining the Firm, Mr. Parks has advised Brookfield Properties in connection with its Manhattan West joint ventures; RXR Realty in connection with the organization of RXR, the formation of its real estate funds and its joint ventures; Tishman Speyer in its joint venture with Qatar Diar for a mixed use Long Island City development; Tishman Hotel and Resorts in connection with the refinancing of its E-Walk retail property and the acquisition of the fee interest for the project; and SL Green Realty Corp. in connection with a wide variety of matters. His clients also include JEMB Realty, Goldman Sachs, CIC, China Life, Temasek, RFR Holdings and Apollo Global Real Estate.


Mr. Parks is a member of the American Bar Association.


Mr. Parks earned his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, in 1984 and his SB from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979.

United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises some of the world’s largest REITs on high-profile transactions; the team fields lawyers with corporate, real estate, tax, M&A and private equity expertise as well as experience in restructuring and insolvency, capital markets, finance, and litigation. The team advised Seritage Growth Properties, a subsidiary of a publicly traded retail REIT, on refinancing its existing unsecured term loan facility. Lee Parks, Christopher Roman and Steven Rudgayzer in New York are key contacts in the practice group. Also of note, the DC office was strengthened by the arrivals of Stuart Barr and Cameron Cosby from Hogan Lovells US LLP.

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