Matters

$50 Million New Jersey Joint Venture

Represented a major private equity fund in a $50 million joint venture with respect to the development and financing of real estate projects primarily in New Jersey.

$200 Million Loan for Sports Network

Represented a major regional sports network in a $200 million syndicated term loan facility and related joint venture matters with its two major cable television joint venture partners.

Northeast Distributor Leveraged Buyout

Represented a privately held real estate company in a leveraged buyout of the exclusive Northeast U.S. distributor of one of the country’s largest window and door manufacturers, including negotiation of the acquisition financing and the acquisition of real property for its new corporate headquarters.

Empire Resorts Acquisition

Represented Concord Associates, L.P. in its announced merger agreement and subsequent termination with Empire Resorts, Inc. involving the issuance of approximately 40% of the outstanding common stock of NASDAQ-listed Empire Resorts, Inc., in exchange for real property on the site of the Grossinger's Hotel and the Concord Hotel in the Catskill mountain region of New York.

Regulatory and Securities Law Advice

Advised the broker dealer and investment advisor units of a multi-service financial institution on corporate and regulatory matters.

Sale of Washington Heights Multifamily Portfolio

Represented Yeshiva University in the sale of a portfolio of ten multifamily properties in the vicinity of its undergraduate campus in Washington Heights. In addition to the sale of the buildings, the transaction included multiple leasing arrangements between Yeshiva University and the buyer, to provide Yeshiva University with the opportunity to continue renting apartments to students and faculty.

Manhattan Courtyard Marriott Refinancing

Represented an affiliate of Traders Co. in the refinancing of a 273-room Courtyard Marriott from ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company.

$300 Million Construction Loan Facility

Representation of one of Florida’s largest condominium developers in a $300 million construction loan facility for eight condominium projects together with a corporate restructuring and a simultaneous $90 million buyout of a major joint venture partner.

Equity Investment Advice

Represented a real estate advisory firm regarding company structures in several real estate investments.

LLC Agreement for Financial District Building Acquisition

Represented Emmes Capital LLC in negotiation of an LLC agreement for the purchase of real estate at 61 Broadway.

California Office Building Acquisitions

Represented Emmes Capital LLC in the joint venture acquisition of Class A office buildings located at 701 B Street and 707 Broadway, San Diego, California.

California Office Properties Acquisition

Represented Emmes Asset Management Company in the acquisition of a number of multi-million dollar class A office properties in San Diego, California, in a joint venture with the investment arm of a major university system.

Biopharma Company Securities Advice

Represented a publicly held biopharmaceutical company in its securities filings, reporting requirements and related corporate advice.

Venture Capital Angel Investments

Represented a New York based venture capital firm in its angel investments, including Pricing Engine, a provider of business intelligence tools for digital marketers, the RealReal, an online membership-based marketplace for previously-owned jewelry, accessories and clothing, Tailored, Inc., an online bridal and wedding planning service, and Apptopia, which runs an online marketplace designed to help broker the sale of mobile apps.

$100 Million California Office Building Acquisition

Represented Emmes Asset Management Company in connection with a joint venture with the investment arm of a major university system and the $100 million acquisition of a prominent Class A office building in Irvine, California. The transaction also included a multi-million dollar investment by a Japanese corporation investing in U.S. property for the first time.

Extell – $360 Million Manhattan Portfolio Purchase

Represented Extell Development Company in the $360 million purchase, flip and financing of multiple properties from the Duell family's real estate portfolio.