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Jarret S. Stephens

Partner

Jarret S. Stephens

New York

T:+1 212 318 3420

Jarret Stephens is a partner in Norton Rose Fulbright's New York Office and a member of the Firm's global real estate practice.  She concentrates her practice on representing international and domestic institutional investors in all aspects of complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of real estate portfolios, joint ventures, sale/leasebacks of office, industrial and medical properties, acquisitions and dispositions of development rights and commercial leasing.  Jarret has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by New York Super Lawyers for the past seven years.

Prior to entering the legal field, Jarret worked on Wall Street as an equity research analyst with a global investment bank and securities trading firm.

An active member of the community, Jarret serves on the Legal Advisory Council of Sanctuary for Families, the leading nonprofit organization in New York dedicated exclusively to serving the complex needs of domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children.  In addition, she does pro bono work with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and also sings with the Dalton Chorale.

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  • Education

    JD,  Fordham University Law School, 2006
    BA, Literature, Skidmore College, 2000

    While in law school, Jarret was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal.

  • Representative experience
    • Advised a publically-traded REIT in connection with recapitalizing a portfolio of approximately 9,000,000 square feet of commercial office space in the Southwestern United States with a net equity value of approximately $2 billion
    • Advised privately held real estate owner/developer in connection with $129 million acquisition of a 2.5 million square foot portfolio of 35 office buildings in the Southeastern US
    • Advised Fortune 500 financial services company in connection with $100 million joint venture investment in a Madison Avenue, New York office tower having a valuation of $540 million
    • Advise foreign investors, including pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, in acquisitions and dispositions of real estate throughout the United States
    • Advised Fortune 500 health services client in connection with real estate aspects of $3.1 billion acquisition of one of the nation's largest behavioral health operators
    • Advised NYSE-listed retail company in connection with real estate aspects of $800 million asset acquisition of retail clothing company
    • Advised a public national retailer in connection with real estate aspects of $780 million acquisition of a competing retail chain
    • Advised NYSE-listed retail company in connection with real estate aspects of $100 million stock acquisition of retail clothing company
    • Advised multinational electronics and ceramics manufacturer in connection with real estate aspects of $85 million stock acquisition of a machine tools company.
    • Advised clients in connection with the purchase and sale of New York City high-end residential real estate totalling in excess of $300 million
  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • New York Metro Rising Star, Real Estate, Thomson Reuters, 2011-2018

  • Publications
    • Case Editor, Retail Law Strategist, International Council of Shopping Centers, Vol. 17, Issue 1 (Spring 2017)
    • Case Editor, Retail Law Strategist, International Council of Shopping Centers, Vol. 16, Issue 1 (Spring 2016)
    • Case Editor, Retail Law Strategist, International Council of Shopping Centers, Vol. 15, Issue 1 (Spring 2015)
    • Case Editor, Retail Law Strategist, International Council of Shopping Centers, Vol. 14, Issue 1 (Spring 2014)
    • Case Editor, Retail Law Strategist, International Council of Shopping Centers, Vol. 13, Issue 1 (Spring 2013)
    • Contributor, Shopping Center Landlord & Tenant Legal Issues, Pub. 2012
    • Case Editor, Retail Law Strategist, International Council of Shopping Centers, Vol. 12, Issue 1 (Spring 2012)
    • Case Editor, Retail Law Strategist, International Council of Shopping Centers, Vol. 11, Issue 1 (March 2011)
    • Case Editor, Retail Law Strategist, International Council of Shopping Centers, Vol. 10, Issue 1 (March 2010)
  • Speaking engagements
    • "Shape Shifting: Making Your Space Larger, Smaller (or Disappear)", International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, October, 2017
    • "No, That's My Space! ROFOs, ROFRs, and Expansio Options: Win, Lose or Draw?", International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, October, 2016
    • "The Dirty Dozen: Twelve Tips for Negotiating Environmental Access Agreements," International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, October, 2015
    • "SNDAs: Top Ten Tenant Negotiated Issues," International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, October, 2014
    • "I don't have to mitigate, do I ...? A Landlord's Primer to Mitigation of Damages," International Council of Shopping Centers Conference, October, 2013
  • Memberships and activities