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Robert J. Wertheimer

Senior Counsel, Real Estate Department


Robert Wertheimer is a senior counsel in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Wertheimer focuses his practice on commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions, joint ventures, development and finance matters, representing entrepreneurial investors, prominent real estate individuals and families, as well as institutional and investment fund clients. He has significant international experience as well as domestic, and takes particular pride in representing a number of not-for-profits and public agencies.


  • Listed in Chambers USA, Band 2 Attorney
  • Profiled in Legal 500-Real Estate (United States)
  • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal (Real Estate), New York Super Lawyers, New York's Best Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America
  • Profiled in Pro Bono Firm of 2012 by Law360


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., May, 1979
  • Cornell University, B.A., May, 1976 (with distinction)


  • Press release regarding representation of seller of 250 East Houston Street, NY
  • Article in The Real Deal regarding representation of The City Investment Fund, L.P. and affiliated entities in the 2014 sale of a 4,000-unit portfolio of New York multi-family residential properties
  • Press release regarding representation of SL Green Realty Corp.'s refinancing of 16 Court Street office tower in Brooklyn, NY
  • Article in Law 360 regarding representation of Fisher Brothers in its acquisition of St. John's University's Tribeca campus in NYC
  • Article in Law 360 regarding representation of Fisher Brothers in the December 2013 acquisition of additional equity interests in 1345 Avenue of the Americas and 605 Third Avenue
  • Article in The Real Deal and Real Estate Weekly regarding representation of William Macklowe Company in its acquisition and financing of 156 William Street, New York, NY

Engagement & Publications

  • Adjunct Professor at Cornell Law School 2011-current, where he teaches a course on transactional real estate
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Spring 2016-current, where he teaches a course on transactional real estate
  • Taught a class on negotiation techniques at New York Law School
  • Lectured for the Practicing Law Institute on construction finance and at Michigan Law School on current real estate trends


  • Former Chair of the firm's Real Estate practice in New York and member of the New York State and American Bar Associations
  • Active in the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, having served on the Committee on Corrections
  • Serves on the Board of Governors of The One Hundred Year Association

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