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

Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions


Represents corporations, private equity firms and financial advisors in a wide variety of M&A matters. Has advised Blackstone on many significant transactions, including its acquisitions of Hilton Hotels, Equity Office Properties, Gramercy Property and Strategic Partners and its investments in SeaWorld, Blackstone Mortgage Trust and Patria; Vivint Solar in its sale to Sunrun; Invitation Homes in its merger of equals with Starwood Waypoint; Rockwood in its merger with Albemarle and Glimcher Realty in its sale to Washington Prime


Joined Firm 1990; became Partner 1998.


Columbia Law School (JD 1990); Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (BS, summa cum laude, 1987).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading lawyers)

Brian StadlerSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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.