Real Estate Lawyer Steven Klein Joins Gibson Dunn in New York

October 2, 2013

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that real estate lawyer Steven Klein has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner.  Klein was previously a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

“Steve is a terrific addition to the firm and to our real estate practice,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He is an experienced and talented lawyer, who is highly regarded by the real estate community.  Our real estate practice is extremely busy, and his experience in a broad spectrum of real estate transactions will complement the firm’s practice in New York and nationally.”

“We are delighted to welcome Steve to the firm,” said Steve Shoemate, Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office.  “He has a stellar reputation in the New York real estate community, and his arrival will deepen and broaden our real estate capabilities.”

“Gibson Dunn has one of the top real estate practices in the country,” said Klein.  “I’ve known several Gibson Dunn partners for years, and this was a great opportunity to join a strong team with a national and international platform that will allow me to grow my practice.” 

About Steven Klein

Klein’s practice covers a broad range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, financings, leasing, construction and development, restructurings and recapitalizations.  He also has substantial experience in REIT offerings, REIT mergers and formation of investment funds.  He has advised clients on securitized funding agreements, permanent and mezzanine loan agreements, loan restructuring agreements, partnership and limited liability company agreements, private placement memoranda, property management agreements, retail and office leases and regional shopping centre agreements.  His clients include Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, DiamondRock Hospitality Company, AECOM Capital and Lehman Brothers.  He recently represented Goldman Sachs in the $1.85 billion refinancing consisting of first mortgage and four mezzanine loan tiers secured by a portfolio of hotels located in Hawaii and San Francisco, and Lehman Brothers Holdings in its $956 million sale of its North American Industrial Fund III portfolio to Blackstone Group and Prologis Inc. 

He is an adjunct professor at the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he has taught courses on commercial leasing, commercial real estate transactions and real estate development and investment. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and of the Advisory Board of Chicago Title Insurance Company. 

About Gibson Dunn

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