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Michael K. Berman

Partner, Real Estate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6060
Fax: 1(212) 303-7060


Michael K. Berman is a Partner of the Real Estate Group. 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 a heavy emphasis on real estate private equity. Mr. Berman’s practice includes both debt and equity representations including acquisitions, dispositions, senior and subordinate financings, joint ventures, net lease, sale‑leaseback, build-to-suit and convertible debt transactions for a variety of asset classes, including hotels, offices, industrial, retail, multifamily, condominiums, and specialty projects. He 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. Mr. Berman has also represented a variety of clients in connection with loan workouts and restructurings, discounted pay-offs, deed‑in‑lieu transactions, and foreclosures.


  • 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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