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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Jonathan Schechter advises both U.S. and non-U.S. clients with respect to a wide range of domestic and international real estate-related transactions. Mr. Schechter has extensive experience representing private equity investors in connection with the formation of joint ventures and acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, financings and development of real estate and real estate-related assets.


The George Washington University Law School, J.D. with High Honors (Order of the Coif, Law Review); City University of New York, Brooklyn College, B.A., summa cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa).

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United States > Real estate > Real estate

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Jonathan SchechterKirkland & Ellis LLP

Noted for its work for publicly-traded REITs, sovereign wealth funds, major pension organizations and institutional investors, Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the go-to counsel for private equity groups on all real estate-related activities. Practice heads Jonathan Schechter, Andrew Small and Kevin Ehrhart, based in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively, are recognised for their expertise in joint venture formation, capital raisings and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions. Christopher Hartmann is another noted figure in New York; recommended for preferred equity investments and financings. Chicago’s Rachel Brown and Daniel Perlman are focused on workouts, loan sales and investments in distressed capital stacks.