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Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Justin Elliott, New York, USA

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Justin Elliott

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Justin Elliott is a partner in the Real Estate Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Justin represents both public and privately held clients in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, including both borrower and lender side financings and restructurings; acquisitions and dispositions of interests in real property and debt; joint ventures; public and private company mergers and acquisitions; leasing; and development. As part of his diverse practice, Justin also represents clients in connection with a wide range of asset classes, including hospitality, industrial, office, retail, multifamily, specialized housing, and medical.

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Kirkland & Ellis LLP , which combines ‘intellectual capacity, commercialism, professionalism and technical legal expertise', handles a broad range of legal issues, including M&A, joint ventures, debt restructurings, private equity fund formations, financing and REIT matters. The firm's client roster includes sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, pensions organizations and other institutional investors. Christopher Hartmann advised Starwood Capital Group on its $835m sale of 16 multifamily assets and interests in REIT entities to CapitaLand International. Jonathan Schechter acted for GAW Capital Partners on a $225m loan as part of a $650m syndicated leasehold financing for the acquisition and redevelopment of a multi-use hotel property in New York. Scott Berger specializes in the private equity aspects of domestic and international real estate and real estate-related transactions. Another recent highlight included representing Marriott Vacations Worldwide on its $4.6bn acquisition of ILG. Chicago-based Joshua Hanna acted for First State Super on its investment in a $1bn joint venture with Lendlease to develop and operate multifamily residential rental properties in various US cities. Rachel Brown, who is also based in Chicago, advised Värde Partners on the $605m sale of its interest in the Utah ski mountains. Chicago-based Andrew Small is also recommended. Justin Elliott joined as partner from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and John Goldman joined as partner from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Other clients include Atrium Hotels, Oak Street Real Estate Capital, Gramercy Property Trust and The Blackstone Group. All named attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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