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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Nathaniel Lifschitz

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Real Estate, Restructuring and Financing


Nathaniel Lifschitz is a partner resident in Fried Frank's New York office and a member of the Firm's Real Estate Department. Mr. Lifschitz counsels financial institutions, owners, developers, and domestic and offshore investors in a broad range of highly-complex commercial real estate transactions, including representing both borrowers and lenders in connection with mortgage, mezzanine, and construction financings, preferred equity investments, and portfolio loans. He also represents clients in acquisitions and dispositions and in joint ventures relating to the development of commercial and residential properties.


Mr. Lifschitz joined Fried Frank in 2014 and became partner in 2018.


Mr. Lifschitz received his JD from George Washington University Law School in 2005, and his BA, magna cum laude, from Yeshiva University in 2001.

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Real estate

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‘Best in class’ Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is adept at handling acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, joint ventures, REIT matters, litigation, and land use and development issues, as well as mortgage, mezzanine and construction financing for borrowers and lenders. A recent highlight saw Robert Sorin advise Google on its $2.4bn acquisition of the Chelsea Market building in New York City. Practice chair Jonathan Mechanic, who is ‘a great intermediary when negotiating complex transactions’, advised JP Morgan on its headquarters redevelopment at 270 Park Avenue in New York, while Tal Golomb and Sorin advised Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust on the $1.6bn redevelopment of the James A Farley post office building as part of the redevelopment of New York's Penn Station. Joshua Mermelstein led in representing Trinity Church Wall Street on Disney's $650m purchase of a 99-year lease at 4 Hudson Square, where the company will build its new New York headquarters. The firm continues to represent Related Companies and Oxford Properties on the $20bn development project at Hudson Yards, and this year it secured the sale of leases to Third Point, Arosa Capital Management and HealthCor Management, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and Mount Sinai. Of counsel Stephen Lefkowitz and Washington DC-based Valerie Kelly are also recommended, as is associate Alex Sutherland and Nathaniel Lifschitz, who was promoted to partner in March 2018. Other clients include Maefield Development, Brookfield, The Children’s Investment Fund Management and Blackstone. All named attorneys are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

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