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Shearman & Sterling LLP

599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022-6069, USA
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Work +1 212 848 4000
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Fax +1 212 848 7179
Web:
www.shearman.com

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John Opar

Tel:
Work +1 212 848 7697
Email:
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Position

Partner

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www.shearman.com/jopar/


United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Shearman & Sterling LLP's real estate practice handles acquisitions and dispositions, local and global joint ventures, ground leases and commercial leasing. The firm also specializes in real estate-related finance matters such as structured finance, corporate credit facilities, lending, and the financing of REITs. Malcolm Montgomery¬†heads the team and recently acted for Citibank on Digital Realty Trust‚Äôs $3.26bn global revolving credit facility and term loans. Lisa Brill, who is ‚Äėan exemplary professional, 100% committed to her clients and always available‚Äô, advised AllianceBernstein on a $33m acquisition and pre-development loan. Another highlight included representing MetLife on its $225m mortgage loan and $156m mezzanine loan to Waterside Plaza Ground Lessee and Waterside Mezz respectively. The firm also advised GTIS Partners on a joint venture with Continental Realty Advisors and the related acquisition finance for the purchase of an apartment complex in Phoenix, Arizona. Kris Ferranti¬†focuses on the equity side of real estate transactions and represents foreign and domestic investors and developers. John Opar, associate Helen Quigley¬†and Washington DC-based counsel Jocelyn Redman¬†are also recommended. Counsel Michael Pettingill¬†joined from Silvermine Capital Management. Chris Smith¬†left for DLA Piper LLP (US). All named attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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