Mr Brett Gross > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10166
United States

Work Department

Real Estate




Brett is a seasoned lawyer and co-chair of the firm’s global real estate practice. He assists lenders and investors in navigating the complex, ever-changing world of real estate.

Brett understands both the legal and business issues at stake and works diligently with his clients to develop and negotiate terms and structures that work best for them. He is also a deal-maker who is able to connect lenders and borrowers in a way that is mutually beneficial for both parties.

Brett’s practice focuses on all aspects of secured financings, with an emphasis on securitized and portfolio mortgage lending, mezzanine, construction and hospitality lending, credit facilities, and co-lending and participation arrangements. He also represents secondary market participants in the purchase and sale of real estate debt instruments, including the financing of such transactions. In addition, Brett often counsels clients in loan workouts and the restructuring of distressed loans.


Admitted to the New York State Bar


  • JD, Cornell Law School, Editor, Cornell International Law Journal, 1999
  • BS, Business Administration, University of Florida, cum laude, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate finance

(Leading lawyers)

Brett GrossHunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Led by Howard Schreiber in Dallas together with New York-based Laurie Grasso and Brett Gross, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been increasing its presence in acquisition, financing and development of affordable housing, and life sciences and health care sectors, parallel to its well-established commercial real estate lending and REIT practice. It is also highly knowledgeable on foreclosure on defaulted mortgage and mezzanine loans, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and the sale of REO properties. The practice also undertakes a significant amount of pro-bono work. Gross specializes in securitized and portfolio mortgage lending, mezzanine, construction and hospitality lending, and credit facilities, while New York-based Peter Mignone and Matthew Halal ‘s practice focuses on advises lenders and investor representation. Dallas’ key attorneys include Kathleen Wu, Kathleen Tarbox Muñoz and Raegan Watchman.


United States > Real estate > Real estate

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP‘s real estate practice is split between the Dallas and New York offices, with Howard Schreiber, in Dallas, and Laurie Grasso and Brett Gross in New York co-heading the nationwide offering. In addition to its core focus on acquisition, financing, development and leasing, the team has been increasingly active supporting various blue-chip clients with acquisitions in affordable housing, and life sciences and health care sectors. Dallas and New York based, respectively, Jeff Giese, Matthew Scoville and associate Paul Greco routinely counsel private equity and investor clients, with Greco a regular advisor on top-end private equity mandates.