Mr Michael Bond > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States
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Co-Head of Weil’s Real Estate practice


Michael Bond, co-head of Weil’s Real Estate Practice and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, has a diverse practice including general corporate matters, distressed debt, M&A transactions in the real estate space, commercial lending, company and asset portfolio acquisitions, REITs, private equity transactions and real estate transactions (including acquisitions, development, financing and leasing of large commercial real estate projects). He also has substantial experience representing capital sources and various providers of products or services in forming JVs and strategic alliances to pursue new businesses.


University of South Carolina (BS, 1977); University of Virginia (JD, 1980).

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United States > Real estate > Real estate

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP utilizes its real estate, finance and tax experience to represent REITs, and institutional and private investors on IPOs, secondary and follow-on offerings, private placements of debt and equity, and public issuances of debt. It is also well known for its strengths handling restructuring mandates, in which practice head Michael Bond has deep experience as counsel in complex restructurings, joint ventures and REITs.  Philip Rosen is heavily involved in restructuring work, and is continuing to advise WeWork on restructuring of its lease portfolio. All lawyers are based in New York.

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

Based in New York, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP fields a team of experts across banking, capital markets and restructuring, and handles public and private REITS offerings, IPO’s and M&A. The practice is now jointly managed by Philip Rosen  and Evan Levy who is ‘incredibly knowledgeable’, according to clients, and maintains an active real estate private equity practice. Former practice head Michael Bond  remains a core member of the group and advises on commercial lending transactions. The group leverages its wider firm capabilities across tax to handle large real-estate related transactions, including UPREIT and DownREIT acquisitions — David Levy, who joined from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in March 2021, is the main contact here. Elsewhere, the group strengthened its senior headcount with Jannelle Seales, who was elevated to the partnership in January 2022.