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Michael K. Berman

Partner, Real Estate Department


Michael K. Berman is a partner in the Real Estate Department, and member of the Real Estate Private Equity practice and Local Department Chair of the Real Estate Department in Washington D.C. His practice focuses on the representation of debt funds, lending institutions, private equity funds, developers, investors and operators in a variety of commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on real estate private equity.

Michael's practice includes both debt and equity representations, including acquisitions, dispositions, senior and subordinate financings, joint ventures and sale-leaseback transactions for a variety of asset classes, including hotels, office, industrial, retail, multifamily, condominiums and specialty projects. Michael has significant experience in the structuring and closing of mortgage loan transactions for securitization in the capital markets and/or participation in secondary market transactions, as well as conventional permanent, construction, acquisition and bridge financings, syndications and participation loans, including A/B structures, mezzanine loans, credit tenant loans and the acquisition and disposition of mortgage loans. Michael has also represented a variety of clients in connection with loan workouts and restructurings, discounted pay-offs, deed-in-lieu transactions and foreclosures.


  • Chambers USA, District of Columbia Real Estate (2022-2023)


  • J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • B.A. from University of Maryland

Practice Areas

Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions

Real Estate Equity Investments and Joint Ventures

Real Estate




District of Columbia Bar

New York Bar


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.

University of Maryland, B.A.

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