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Clifford Chance

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Clifford Chance, Ness Cohen, New York, USA

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Ness Cohen

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Clifford Chance LLP

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Real Estate


Ness Cohen is a Partner in our Real Estate group in New York. He specializes in real estate private equity and joint ventures as well as advising on the formation of real estate funds and fund investments. Ness' work also includes representing REITs, investment banks, insurance companies, real estate funds and developers in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financings and real estate related transactions.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, summa cum laude), 1998; New York University (BA), 1993

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Clifford Chance's US real estate practice handles cross-border transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, equity structures, joint ventures, REIT matters, leasing, mortgage loans, credit facilities and mezzanine loans. ‘Commercially minded and solution-driven’ practice chair Ness Cohen recently advised Madison International Realty on its acquisition of Forest City's 51% interest in 14 retail properties in New York City; a portfolio valued at an estimated $1.3bn. Another highlight included representing YES! Communities on the acquisition and financing of 40 manufactured housing communities and refinancing of 20 other properties for approximately $515m. The firm also advised Almanac Realty Investors on its $376m investment in a joint venture with PECO Real Estate Partners for the acquisition, management and development of a portfolio of retail properties nationwide, while Eddie Frastai advised Standard Chartered Bank on a $100m mortgage loan to LG. Other clients include Safra National Bank of New York, Calatrava Grace, Hone Capital, Lakestar Properties and Deutsche Finance Group. Named attorneys are based in New York.

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