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Evan Lazar

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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 recently named Global Vice Chair of Dentons around the world.

Evan is widely recognized as one of the leading real estate investment and property finance lawyers in Europe. His extensive experience in all areas of cross-border property and finance transactions has placed him at the forefront of many of the region's most important property and finance deals, including major retail, hotel, office, logistics and residential developments, financings and institutional investments.

Evan acts for numerous leading institutional clients, including AIG Global Real Estate, Blackstone, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Heitman International, Morgan Stanley, and Starwood Capital Group. He is in the top tier group of attorneys specializing in cross-border and emerging markets property investment and finance matters.


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.




Pennsylvania Bar Association


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

Czech Republic

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Evan Lazar - Dentons

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Dentons is singled out for its 'excellent sector knowledge, highly professional team, and high-quality services provided at agreed time schedules'. Managing partner Michal Hink  jointly leads the real estate practice with Evan Lazar and Jiří Stržínek. The group has a wealth of experience advising on major real estate acquisitions, disposals and developments in the CEE region. Among its recent transactions, Stržínek advised Stage Capital on the sale of a portfolio of Czech logistics/light industrial assets to CBRE Global Investors; Hink acted for HB Reavis on the sale of the Metronom Business Centre to the ČS nemovitostní fund, which is managed by Reico investiční společnost České spořitelny; and Lazar and Markéta Tvrdá, who was recently made up to partner, advised Residomo on the Czech aspects of the issuance of senior secured bonds. Stewart Middleman and counsel Jana Matisková are also recommended.

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