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Kimberly Blacklow

Work 1 212 225 2018
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton


Kimberly Brown Blacklow is a partner based in the New York office. Ms. Blacklow’s practice focuses on real estate and other asset-based finance transactions as well as structured finance and capital markets transactions in both the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Blacklow has represented both lenders and borrowers in commercial mortgage loan origination, asset-based warehouse lending, credit tenant lease financing and other types of financing transactions. She regularly represents both issuers and underwriters in both public and private securities offerings, including commercial mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations. Ms. Blacklow also has significant real estate acquisition and joint venture experience and has also represented a number of clients in loan acquisitions and participations, including transactions involving distressed assets. Ms. Blacklow is active in providing pro bono services to community-based nonprofit economic development organizations in New York.


Ms. Blacklow joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2003. From the fall of 1999 to 2000 she was resident in the firm’s Tokyo office.


Ms. Blacklow is a member of the Bar in New York.


Ms. Blacklow received a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1994 and an undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Harvard-Radcliffe in 1988.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

The ‘very responsive and organized’ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advises lenders, borrowers and issuers on wide range of matters including multi-state mortgage and mezzanine loan transactions, intercreditor agreements, asset-based warehouse lending, credit tenant lease financing, acquisitions and dispositions and joint ventures. Typical developments the firm advises on include office and industrial buildings, hotels, shopping centers, multifamily residences and casinos. Steven Wilner and Kimberly Brown Blacklow advised a syndicate of banks, comprising Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup Global Markets, Deutsche Bank, RBC Capital Markets and The Toronto-Dominion Bank as arrangers for Brookfield Asset Management’s $11.4bn acquisition of Forest City Realty Trust. Newly promoted partner Joseph Lanzkron recently advised ESL Investments, the hedge fund of Sears CEO Edward Lampert, on the sale of $1.5bn of Sears real estate. Steven Horowitz acted for Kindred Healthcare on its $4.1bn acquisition by TPG Capital, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe and Humana. Daniel Reynolds acted for Mapletree Investments on its acquisition of a $2.4bn portfolio of 164 US industrial assets from Exeter Property Group. In another recent highlight, the firm advised AllianceBernstein on a $40.8m mortgage loan to an affiliate of AJ Capital Partners for the purchase of the Annapolis Loews Hotel. All named attorneys are based in New York.

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