Michelle Kelban > Latham & Watkins LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
1271 Avenue of the Americas
NY 10020
United States

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Michelle Kelban, global Co-chair of the Real Estate Practice at Latham, focuses her practice on all aspects of commercial real estate law, with a particular concentration on real estate finance. She represents capital providers in a range of real estate transactional structures and is a “skilled and extremely competent” lawyer who is "very knowledgeable and service oriented" according to The Legal 500 US.


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United States > Real estate > Real estate

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.