BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our nearly 900 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth. We have five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax. BakerHostetler’s Real Estate team has a history of getting projects developed and deals done. Our real estate attorneys have deep capabilities in finance, development, acquisition, disposition, and leasing, and our firm has the multidisciplinary strengths to solve all the complex contractual, environmental, and tax problems that can arise in single-use or multi-use developments. We regularly work on multi-million dollar and complex mixed-used projects throughout the U.S. and internationally. Many of our clients have been with us for decades, and they value our deep understanding of their industry, whether it is hospitality, mixed-use or master-planned communities, multi-family, or affordable housing. We handle complex real estate matters for a diverse client base across the spectrum of U.S. industries—energy, transportation, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, sports and entertainment, banking, and many others.


Breather is the leading provider of on-demand, beautifully-designed workspaces, with an expanding network of 200+ conference and meeting rooms across 10 global markets. At the forefront of workspace innovation, the company has partnered with major landlords and brokers in each of its key commercial markets including New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and London.

Breather’s flexible-term leases ensure the quality, security, and maintenance of each space while providing landlords with an attractive amenity offering for tenants. Through the use of its mobile app and proprietary booking technology, Breather enables approved members to reserve and access its spaces on a short-term basis for meetings and flexible office space.


There are good reasons why Capital One® was named a top 5 commercial real estate lender in the MBA’s ranking. Responsiveness to the needs of our customers. Expert bankers with years of CRE experience. And a broad range of options that include Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA financing, balance sheet loans, as well as treasury management services. Taken together, they give us the flexibility to adapt to—and even anticipate—our clients’ evolving needs.


Extell Development Company s a nationally acclaimed real estate developer of residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and mixed-use properties, operating primarily in Manhattan and other premier cities across the nation. In collaboration with world-class architects and design professionals, Extell creates properties distinguished by sophisticated design, gracious floor plans and first-class amenities.

The firm has developed some of Manhattan’s top-selling luxury condominiums, including One57, the record-breaking glass tower overlooking Central Park that has redefined the New York City skyline and includes 92 ultra-luxury condominiums above the Park Hyatt’s new five-star flagship hotel; the redevelopment of The Carlton House Hotel at Madison Avenue and 61st Street into luxury residences and prime retail properties; and the development of Riverside South, a vibrant new neighborhood on the Upper West Side, which, when complete, will include more than 7,000 new homes, retail plazas, restaurants, parking and 21 acres of parkland.

Current projects under development include One Manhattan Square, the largest condominium building on the Lower East Side with over 100,000 square feet of amenities; The Kent at 200 East 95th Street, a building that pays homage to some of New York City’s Art Deco structures with interiors that echo the classic elegance of the Upper East Side; and 70 Charlton, the first luxury residential development located in Hudson Square, a section within West Soho. Extell has also restored and updated a number of classics in landmark neighborhoods, including the former Stanhope Hotel at 995 Fifth Avenue and The Belnord, a landmark building on the Upper West Side.

Commercial and hospitality developments include the International Gem Tower; W Times Square Hotel in New York City; Boston’s InterContinental Hotel and Residences; Hyatt Times Square located in the heart of Manhattan’s famed Theater District; and the $200 million redevelopment of Chicago’s Insurance Exchange.


Greenberg Traurig is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The experience of our Real Estate Practice spans 50 years of delivering multidisciplinary legal solutions for property investment, development and management, and real estate finance. We draw upon the experience and knowledge of more than 200 real estate lawyers, including 50 lawyers in New York City, and the resources that GT’s global organization has to offer.

Kramer Levin

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel is a full service law firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris. The firm has over 50 real estate, land use and environmental lawyers dedicated to development in New York City and around the country. U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers ranked the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use practices in the top tier for both national and New York practices. The Land Use Department is the largest, and one of the most sophisticated, land use practices in New York City. The Department handles all aspects of predevelopment approvals and transactions, including zoning changes, special permits, variances, landmarks proceedings, air rights transfers, tax abatements and economic development initiatives. The Department’s 16 lawyers and 2 planners have been involved in most of the major development projects in New York City over the past thirty years, and clients benefit from the depth and scope of their experience.

Shearman & Sterling

Shearman & Sterling has been advising many of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organizations for more than 140 years. We are committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to our clients. This has resulted in groundbreaking transactions in all major regions of the world.