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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Work Department

Corporate/Real Estate


Greg Ressa is Head of the firm’s Real Estate Department and has served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice involves all aspects of the real estate industry with emphasis on representation of real estate opportunity funds, real estate mergers and acquisitions and real estate finance. He has handled transactions involving Blackstone Inc., Northwood Investors, Centerbridge Partners, Hilton Worldwide, Great Wolf Resorts, Invitation Homes and Barclays on a wide variety of both domestic and international transactions.


Joined firm, 1987; Elected Partner, 1995.


BA, Tufts University (1984); JD, Fordham University School of Law (1987).

Lawyer Rankings

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

The group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is noted for its expertise in landmark transactional mandates, with strength in depth in M&A and capital markets. The team is renowned for its work with key client Blackstone and has considerable experience representing them in multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and joint ventures, including its $3.1bn acquisition of Canadian real estate investment trust WPT. Based out of New York, practice head Brian Stadler is recommended for M&A and co-leads the group with key partners Gregory Ressa and Edgar LewandowskiNancy Mehlman co-heads the firm’s national tax practice and focuses on real-estate transactions. Also recommended is Benjamin Rippeon in Washington DC who joined from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and advises on the formation of private REITs.

United States > Real estate > Real estate

(Hall of Fame)

Gregory RessaSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP integrates its multidisciplinary real estate practice with its bank financing, capital markets, M&A and private funds expertise. From New York, Gregory Ressa chairs the practice, where he specializes in representing estate opportunity funds in M&A and financings. Other key in the same office include Scott Kobak, Sasan Mehrara, Krista Miniutti and Whitney Salinas; all highly experienced counsel for private equity firms and portfolio companies in commercial acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings.