Mr Jeffrey Lenobel > Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Work Department

Real Estate, Real Estate Capital Markets & REITs, Distressed Investing, Nonprofit, Private Equity, Real Estate Litigation


Jeffrey A. Lenobel was a longtime member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Operating Committee, and was the chair of the Real Estate Group for more than two decades. He practices primarily in the areas of real estate restructuring, development, finance, sales and acquisitions. His clients include real estate funds, developers, borrowers, lenders and other financial institutions in their real estate and capital markets activities, complex financing transactions, sales and acquisitions, developments, joint venture arrangements, workouts and restructurings and other related matters. A veteran of the firm, Jeff has grown its real estate practice, which today is in an elite class that completes billions of dollars in real estate transactions annually. Under his leadership, the Real Estate Group has developed a reputation for producing inventive solutions to the most difficult challenges in a timely and efficient manner. In his own practice, one factor that separates Jeff from others is his hands-on approach to matters. Nationally recognized as a leading lawyer, he has a reputation for expediently structuring complex deals that utilize diverse financial vehicles. His recent deals include the ongoing representation of the Oxford Properties Group and The Related Companies joint venture, which is developing Hudson Yards, a $15-billion development in New York City, and advising on the construction of the expansion of the main gallery at MoMA’s main campus in New York City. Jeff also advised Albertsons Companies and an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management in the $9.2-billion acquisition of Safeway Inc., the second largest traditional supermarket in the United States.

An elected member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Jeff is consistently listed in Chambers USAThe Legal 500 US and other ranking publications. He was consistently ranked in the “Top 100 Lawyers in the NY Metro Area” by Super Lawyers and named as one of “New York’s Most Powerful Real Estate Attorneys” by the Commercial Observer. Jeff has chaired the Committee on Securitized Mortgage Lending and the Committee on Pension Fund Investments, both committees of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. He is currently a member of the inaugural Alumni Admission Board at Cumberland School of Law, and he is a former member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Cooperatives and Condominiums and the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Housing and Urban Development. At various times during his career, Jeff has served on the Advisory Boards of Chicago Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Insurance Company and Fidelity Title Insurance Company. He is frequently invited to speak on current real estate topics at leading industry events. Jeff is currently co-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Forum on Life, Culture and Society at Touro College, a member of the Board of Governors of the National Realty Club and vice president of the Harmonie Club of New York City.


American Bar Association; New York City Bar Association.


Cumberland School of Law, JD, cum laude (Executive Editor, Cumberland Law Review); Gettysburg College, BA.