Mr Evan Lazar > Dentons > Prague, Czech Republic > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
V CELNICI 1034/6
110 00 PRAHA 1
Czech Republic

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Evan Z. Lazar is Co-Chairman of the Global Real Estate Group at Dentons. He also is the Chairman of the Board of the Europe region of Dentons, a Member of the Global Board and Global Vice Chair of Dentons around the world.

Evan is widely recognized as a top tier real estate lawyer specializing in multi-country property investment, joint ventures, and finance matters across Europe. He has over 30 years of experience advising on institutional real estate transactions involving single assets and portfolios in Europe and the US. Evan has worked on or led many of Europe’s largest and landmark projects across all industry sectors, including logistics, residential, multifamily/PRS and student housing, office, retail and hotel.

He has built an excellent, institutional client base, which includes major leading investors, Private Equity and pension funds, insurance companies, borrowers and developers. His clients include AIG Global Real Estate, Blackstone, GIC, Harrison Street, Heimstaden Bostad, Heitman International, Round Hill Capital and Starwood Capital Group, to name a few.

Career

Evan served as the Co-Chair of Salans’ Global Real Estate Group for 10 years before Dentons was founded.  Prior to that, he was the founder of the Central European Real Estate Practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and later Co-Chairman of their European Property and Finance Group. Before moving to Europe in 1993, Evan was a real estate lawyer in Philadelphia with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP.

Languages

English

Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Education

Temple University School of Law, 1987, JD, cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

Czech Republic > Real estate and construction

(Hall of Fame)

Evan LazarDentons

The team at Dentons advises clients on a full range of real estate matters and is highlighted for its ‘unrivalled experience and breadth’. On the transactional side, it handles real estate investment transactions and financing matters for developers, investors and financial institutions. The group also assists with construction, asset management and environmental regulatory issues. The trio of Evan Lazar, Jiří Stržínek and Markéta Tvrdá co-head the team, with Lazar serving as co-chair of the global real estate group. Also recommended are ‘outstanding lawyer’ Jana Matisková and real estate finance expert Jan Šolc.