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Kaye Scholer's Real Estate practice handles nationwide matters ranging from highly complex and sophisticated transactions to traditional purchases, sales, leases, financings, workouts of troubled companies and real estate joint ventures. In light of the continued integration of the real estate industry with the world's capital markets, lawyers in our Real Estate practice, working in concert with the firm's other practice groups, are on the cutting edge of today's market transactions. MORE
In the Real Estate Finance area, our lawyers represent some of the world's largest financial institutions, institutional investors and real estate owners in financings involving hotels, office buildings, shopping centers and multi-family residential and other properties. The structure of these financings includes multi-parcel securitizations, credit enhancement and other structured finance facilities, equity-based mezzanine financings, real-estate related credit lines and construction and term loans.

In the area of ownership and development, we represent some of the nation's largest real estate firms in some of the country's most significant projects. This involvement has spanned the period from conception to completion, continuing through the operational phases of the project. In these matters, our lawyers deal with issues as diverse as land use and zoning, joint venture structuring, financing, leasing and other management and operational issues. In addition to development transactions, our lawyers are involved regularly in the acquisition and disposition of real property. We have a long history of representing owners, developers and borrowers in establishing limited liability companies and partnerships. We prepare agreements for these entities taking care of particular needs, such as rating agency requirements, and have experience with a wide variety of different types of investors ranging from private family companies to multinational conglomerates.

In the area of Real Estate Securities, we are actively involved in REITs and other real-estate related vehicles and has been from the inception of their recent popularity as investment vehicles. We also are active in representing clients in public and private offers of real estate securities.

And in the international arena, we are very active in representing foreign investors in the acquisition and ownership of U.S. properties, including high-end hotels and office buildings.

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