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


Philip Rosen is Co-Head of the Firm’s Real Estate practice and a leading authority in the mergers and acquisitions of real estate companies, both public and private and both as part of restructurings and not. He is one of the top real estate finance lawyers and has long been considered one of the leading lawyers in the debt restructuring space. He is also one of the top private equity lawyers in the property arena, representing numerous private equity and hedge funds and institutions in their larger and more complicated transactions. Philip also has a top reputation in a broad spectrum of other transaction areas, including real estate investment trusts, joint ventures, and property and debt portfolio acquisitions.


Yeshiva University (B.A., 1978); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1981).

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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.