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Real Estate

Cravath’s corporate practice includes counseling clients on a broad range of matters involving complex real estate issues, including those that arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions, banking and credit and capital markets transactions, as well as real estate investment funds and joint ventures. The Firm also provides advice with respect to real‑estate‑related litigation. Our lawyers have represented major companies with respect to real estate matters, including Crown Castle, Kerzner International, Lazard Frères, Lightyear Capital and Starbucks Coffee Company. Cravath also has acted as real estate fund counsel for Morgan Stanley Real Estate, Westbrook Partners and Tishman Speyer, among others.

Our lawyers have significant experience handling real estate issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, as well as REIT structures and transactions and real estate fund offerings. The Firm has represented sponsors in connection with the organization and private placement of major domestic and international real estate investment funds. Our fund‑related work includes the handling of fund‑level credit facilities and the creation of co‑investment arrangements with major limited partners. The Firm also has worked on more traditional real estate development, acquisition, disposition, financing and restructuring transactions.

Cravath’s real estate experience spans the full spectrum of real estate asset classes, including office, retail, residential, industrial and hotel/resort properties. Our real estate practice is highly diverse geographically and spans all of the United States and cities in Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, South America, Europe and Asia.