Mitchell Lubart

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3312
New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3312
Mitchell Lubart

Mitchell Lubart

vCard

Related services and key industries


Biography

Mitch's practice involves counseling institutional investors, lenders and developers on all aspects of their real estate related business.

Mitch's emphasis is on: (a) joint venture transactions (including public/private joint ventures); (b) development transactions (including office, hospitality, multi-family residential assets and retail assets, manufacturing plants and sports arenas); (c) restructurings; (d) acquisitions; (e) financing (including mortgage loans and mezzanine loans); and (f) commercial leasing.

A significant portion of Mitch's work has been focused on representing institutional investors and developers in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, syndication, conversion, and disposition of office buildings, conference centers, hotels, golf course condominium projects, residential complexes, industrial parks, and urban renewal projects. From the late 1990s through the first few years of the Twenty-First Century, and again from 2009 through 2014, a significant part of his work was focused on representing institutional investors and developers in acquiring and restructuring troubled loans and repositioning real estate assets. More recently, Mitch's work has focused on the recapitalization of certain real estate projects in New York City, the Southeastern United States and Europe.

Mitch's practice has included representing (i) US-based clients investing in and disposing of real estate projects throughout the US, the UK, France, Germany and certain  Asian Pacific countries and (ii) a number of off-shore clients investing in and disposing of real estate projects throughout the US.  

Areas of concentration

  • Corporate, M&A and securities
  • Finance
  • Financial Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Real estate

Professional experience

Expand all Collapse all

JD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1979
BA, Union College, 1975

  • New York State Bar
  • 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 a non-US-based real estate fund in connection with a joint venture with a capital partner to "take private" a publically traded company with multi-family assets located in Europe and a market capitalization of approximately US $2 billion.
  • Advised a US-based real estate fund in connection with completion of the "buy" side of a "buy/sell" provision of an entity that owns approximately 1,250,000 square feet of "transferable development rights" in Midtown, Manhattan.
  • Advised a US-based real estate fund real estate fund in connection with (i) a joint venture with a private developer and (ii) the acquisition of an approximately 625,000 square foot office condominium in NYC.
  • Advised a US-based real estate fund in connection with (i) an equity investment into a company developing a "spec" office building in New York and (ii) subsequently exiting the investment in a "structured sale" of its interests to an off-shore institutional investor. 
  • Advised an off-shore investor in connection with the acquisition of a controlling interest in a major market sports team and the development of a multi-purpose sports arena.
  • Advised a publically-traded REIT in connection with a $3 billion joint development commercial office and educational facilities project among a public real estate company, New York City, and an educational institution.
  • Advised a US-based real estate fund in connection with (i) a joint venture with a capital partner to "take private" a publically traded company with multi-family assets located in Europe and a market capitalization of approximately US $2 billion.
  • Advised a US-based real estate fund in connection with the acquisition and redevelopment of a number of hotels throughout the US and Europe.
  • Advised a US-based real estate fund in connection with (i) a joint venture with another real estate fund and (ii) the acquisition of 13 hotels located in Germany out of an insolvency proceeding.
  • Advising a non-US pension fund in connection with (i) the acquisition of interests in a number of office buildings located in NYC and (ii) the disposition of 18 hotels located throughout Western Europe.
  • Advising a US-based real estate fund in connection with an equity investment into a company that will "master lease" a portfolio of approximately 80 "skilled nursing facilities" throughout the US to an operator and (ii) the formation of a platform joint venture with the operator to acquire two (2) additional portfolios of healthcare related assets in the United Kingdom.
  • Advised a privately-owned real estate company in connection with restructuring a limited liability operating company that owns approximately 6,500 residential coop units in New York City, the mortgages on a number of other coop units, approximately 350,000 square feet of retail space and a retail development parcel.
  • Advised a REIT in connection with (i) the formation of a platform joint venture with a privately-owned company that develops, acquires and manages multi-family housing throughout the Southwestern US and (ii) the acquisition of the first multi-family projects for the venture.
  • Advised a privately-owned real estate company that owns interests in a number of entities that own residential rental buildings in New York City in connection with "tendering" for the non-owned interests. 
  • Advised a privately-owned real estate company in connection with: (i) the development of a "build to suit" commercial office building; (ii) the development of a hotel attached to the commercial office building and the franchise agreement for the hotel; and (iii) the acquisition of a residential community / resort and related management company agreements.
  • Advised a REIT in connection with (i) resolving its dispute with an institutional investor over the interpretation of a "collateral exchange" provision in a mezzanine loan on terms favorable to the company and (ii) a number of joint ventures to acquire multi-family residential assets.. 
  • Advised a privately-owned real estate company that owns approximately 15,000,000 square feet of mixed-use assets throughout the US in connection with various construction, leasing and other asset-management based projects.
  • Advised a real estate fund in connection with (i) an equity investment into a company developing a "spec" office building in New York and (ii) subsequently exiting the investment in a "structured sale" of its interests to an off-shore institutional investor. 
  • Advised a private real estate investor in connection with (i) the exercise of a ROFO for a multi-parcel development site under a limited liability operating agreement and (ii) flipping the site to a third party for approximately 4 times the ROFO price.
  • Advised a Fortune 500 Company in connection with: (i) over 2,000,000 square feet of office space leasing and development; (ii) the foreclosure on and sale of a 26 acre development parcel in Boston; (iii) the development of a large manufacturing plant in the Bronx;  and (iv) "spinning off" its' "bricks and mortar" assets into a "non-consolidated" entity.
  • Advised an investment bank in connection with: (i) the acquisition of a series of loans at a discount to par; (ii) the acquisition by restructuring / insolvency of the assets; and (iii) the "repositioning" and eventual sale of the assets (including office buildings, retail assets, multi-family residential assets and hotels).
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Real Estate, The Legal 500, 2017-2019