Gary E. Axelrod > Latham & Watkins LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
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United States

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Gary Axelrod’s practice focuses on complex business transactions in the real estate, hospitality, gaming and leisure industries. His clients include real estate private equity sponsors and funds, REITs, institutional investors, operating companies and entrepreneurial developers engaged in all aspects of real estate investment and development. In addition, Mr. Axelrod has extensive experience in complex asset-level and corporate-level restructurings.


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United States > Real estate > Real estate

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Gary E. Axelrod  –Latham & Watkins LLP

Collectively lead by Gary E. Axelrod  in Chicago, Michelle Kelban , Michael Haas, both in New York, and Julian Kleindorfer in Los Angeles, Latham & Watkins LLP‘ US-wide real estate practice leverages its multi-faceted capabilities in M&A, finance, REITs, and representation of developers and high-end owners. In a landmark transaction, Chicago’s Rachel Bates advised a major hotel chain in the acquisition of Apple Leisure Group, a leading luxury resort-management services, travel and hospitality group, from affiliates of each of KKR and KSL Capital Partners, LLC for $2.7bn. Axelrod and Meghan Cocci in Los Angeles are noted for their expertise within the hospitality sector, while New York based Justin Elliott, who joined in early 2021 from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, is sought after by funds and REITs on their largest transactions. Associate Mark Semotiuk is another integral figure in the New York practice.