Mr Steven Lichtenfeld > Proskauer Rose LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Proskauer Rose LLP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299
United States

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Steven L. Lichtenfeld is co-head of Proskauer’s market-leading Real Estate Capital Markets and Real Estate Finance Groups and a founding member of our Private Equity Real Estate Group. He regularly advises real estate funds, REITs, sovereign wealth funds, institutional lenders, specialty lenders, hedge funds, and pension advisors regarding public offerings and private placements of real estate-related debt and equity securities, real estate-related mergers and acquisitions, real estate preferred equity investments and joint ventures, real estate-related senior and mezzanine financings and other corporate, partnership and limited liability company matters.

Steven has a unique skill set that allows him to quarterback a broad spectrum of transactions including public REIT offerings (both traded and non-traded), real estate mergers and acquisitions, real estate preferred equity investments and joint ventures and real estate recapitalizations and reorganizations.

Steven also counsels his public REIT and other clients on a broad range of corporate, securities and business-related matters, including directors’ duties and responsibilities and other aspects of corporate governance, disclosure issues and compliance matters as well as defensive measures and takeover tasks.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

Proskauer Rose LLP is a prominent name in the New York and Los Angeles real estate transactional, leasing and financing market. Its integration with the global private equity and hospitality and gaming groups adds further expertise in casino and hotel development and construction. With deep experience in the space, Ronald Sernau is a key name in the New York office. Finance experts David Weinberger and Steven Lichtenfeld and Paul Polking, a specialist in commercial and retail leases and subleases, comprise the main New York-based group. In Boston, Sean Boulger and Keith Barnett are the key contacts.

United States > Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Proskauer Rose LLP is active in non-traded REITs and has expertise in representing multiple sponsors across the property sector, including office, retail, healthcare and self-storage facilities. The team also has significant experience in transactions, particularly IPOs and equity and debt financing, which is handled by practice co-head Steven Lichtenfeld in New York. Co-head of the group Michael Choate in Chicago focuses on corporate finance matters and advises major M&A work and public and private offerings. The team also works closely with its New York based capital markets team to handle high-value mandates.