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Eric F. Allendorf

Partner, Real Estate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6383
Fax: 1(212) 303-7083


Rick Allendorf is the head of the Real Estate Finance practice group and a partner in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Allendorf’s practice is concentrated in real estate lending with a national scope, with a particular emphasis on complex debt finance. He represents institutional lenders, alternative lenders, debt funds, and construction lenders in all aspects of real estate finance and restructurings.

Mr. Allendorf’s experience includes representing lenders in originating loans intended for balance sheet, syndication, and securitization secured by commercial real estate projects of all asset types, including office, retail, hotel, multifamily, and industrial. He has extensive experience in structuring multi-stack deals with multiple layers of subordinate financing, representing both senior lenders and mezzanine lenders. 

Additionally, Mr. Allendorf has extensive experience in workouts and bankruptcies, having been involved in some of the largest restructurings in multiple real estate cycles.


  • Chambers USA, New York Real Estate Finance (2020-2024)
  • The Legal 500, Real Estate Finance (2023)


  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2002 (magna cum laude) 
  • Northwestern University, 1995


  • Admitted to practice in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Practice Areas

Financial Restructuring

Real Estate Finance

Real Estate

Real Estate Capital Markets

Real Estate Restructuring and Reorganization




New York Bar

Massachusetts Bar


Boston College Law School, J.D. 2002

Northwestern University, B.A. 1995

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