Ms Laurie Grasso > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10166
United States

Work Department

Real Estate


Partner and Co-Chair of the Global Real Estate Practice


Laurie is Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.   She represents real estate private equity funds, companies, REITs, investors, family offices and other property owners in structuring and closing real estate transactions such as acquisitions, dispositions, developments, financings, portfolio transactions, preferred equity investments, leasing and real estate joint ventures. Her work touches all asset classes, including office, multifamily, mixed-use, affordable housing, hospitality, life sciences, retail and condominium. Laurie also has an active capital markets and fund practice, representing investors in joint venture transactions and sophisticated fund and tax structuring. Additionally, Laurie works on corporate real estate acquisitions of private and public real estate companies.

As an accomplished deal maker, Laurie guides her clients in some the highest profile real estate transactions in the country, becoming a trusted member of their businesses. She is on the Advisory Board and leads the firm’s partnership with Project Destined—an organization that trains and finds job opportunities for diverse candidates in real estate.  She also co-founded Rebuilding New York’s “She Builds” program with real estate female executives. As a frequent speaker, she’s sought after by industry publications for her professional insights. Also, given her contributions to the industry, Commercial Observer named her to their exclusive Power 100 List and Real Estate Forum inducted her into their extremely exclusive “Women of Influence Hall of Fame.”


Admitted to the New Jersey and New York State Bars


  • JD, Brooklyn Law School, 1999
  • BS, University at Buffalo, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

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.


United States > Real estate > Real estate finance

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.