Real Estate

Latham’s Real Estate Practice guides clients through complex and high-stakes real estate transactions of every kind everywhere in the world. We regularly advise a full spectrum of market participants, including public and private investors, private equity, institutional investors, developers, financial institutions, and alternative lenders.

Why Latham

We draw on disciplines across the Latham platform to serve clients in the real estate industry and efficiently execute their transactions. Our client teams marshal resources from across the firm, and around the globe, to seamlessly advise on every aspect of a real estate deal, from start to finish.

Our capabilities span the full spectrum of multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions, ranging from acquisition, disposition, and development of large properties or property portfolios to corporate and finance matters. These include corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public offerings, and LBOs, as well as REIT and UPREIT transactions. We also advise on all elements of transaction financing, including construction financing, mortgage financing, mezzanine financing, securitization, warehousing, loan-on-loan transactions, and mortgage debt portfolio acquisitions and financings.

Latham’s global real estate capabilities span practice areas, sectors, and asset classes, including hospitality and gaming, data centers, industrial, healthcare, mixed-use, multi-family, office, and retail. This broad experience and commercially focused, cross-disciplinary approach have led to our engagement on many of the sector’s most consequential and transformative matters in jurisdictions that span the globe.

Awards & Rankings

  • 11 Latham Lawyers Named 2022 Rising Stars - May 30, 2022
  • 2021 Proves to be Another Successful Year for Latham’s Philippines Practice - January 27, 2022
  • Two Partners Recognized As Los Angeles Leaders In Law - November 29, 2021
  • London Associate Honored in OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders List - November 08, 2021
  • Chicago Partners Again Honored as Notable Minorities in Law - January 04, 2021

Latham is a “popular choice for a variety of real estate transactions involving complex financing arrangements,” and is “well equipped to handle matters involving all real estate classes, with particular experience in the hospitality and retail industries.”

 – Chambers USA 2020


Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2021

Media Coverage

Leaders in Law: Jeff Bjork and Meghan CocciLoan Workout Considerations in the Real Estate Capital StackHospitality MVP: Gary Axelrod


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Thought Leadership

Private Capital Insights - Spring 2022Women Leaders of Real Estate: The 5 Things You Need to Succeed in the Real Estate IndustryPrivate Capital Insights

Webcasts & Podcasts

How Michelle Kelban’s Passion for Cities and Leadership Roles ConvergeMichael Haas on the Debtwired! PodcastCEQA Legislation and Streamlining/VMT and GHG Emissions: Recent Developments and Trends for 2019