Meryl K. Chae

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Meryl Chae is the leader of Skadden’s Los Angeles office real estate practice and one of the leaders of Skadden’s REIT practice, which has been named a “REIT industry powerhouse” by The Legal 500. Ms. Chae’s practice includes property acquisitions and sales, leasings, financings, partnership and joint venture formations, reorganizations, and public and private placements of various types of real estate securities.

Her clients have included buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, borrowers and lenders, with a particular emphasis on the representation of REITs. For example, Ms. Chae has represented:

  • AustralianSuper Pty Ltd. in its partnership with General Growth Properties, Inc. to own and operate the $5.5 billion Ala Moana Center mall in Honolulu;
  • Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. in its $7.4 billion acquisition by Ventas, Inc.; and a multiyear transaction valued at $1.75 billion with Pacific Medical Buildings LLC;
  • Westfield America, Inc. in its formation of a $4.8 billion joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for 12 of Westfield’s shopping centers in the U.S.; and structuring and effecting the acquisition of shopping center properties;
  • Apartment Investment and Management Company in acquiring other REITs and in selling, acquiring, financing, managing and structuring equity interests in portfolios of private and public partnerships and apartment projects;
  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. in acquiring, financing and structuring interests in properties to be used for life-science purposes;
  • DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, L.P. in a ground lease, development and financing of a 1 million square foot mixed-use project in Hollywood, Calif.; and

Ms. Chae’s representations also include DEXUS Industrial Properties, Inc.; The RMR Group LLC and Senior Housing Properties Trust; M. David Paul & Associates and Centurion Real Estate Partners, LLC; André Balazs and The Standard Hotel; NorthStar Capital and Koll Development Company; and Bristol Farms.

Ms. Chae has been recognized as a “Key Individual” in Chambers Global’s “Investment Funds: Real Estate” section and in Chambers USA. She also has been recommended by The Legal 500 for both REITs and Real Estate and repeatedly named one of Real Estate Forum’s “Women of Influence.”

Ms. Chae has been named a “Top Women Lawyer” and “Top Real Estate Attorney” by the Daily Journal, and she was included among the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Who’s Who in L.A. Real Estate Law.”


  • J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1994 (Member of the Hastings Law Journal)
  • B.A., Tufts University, 1991 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Admissions : California


  • Board Chair, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • Member of NAREIT (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts)
  • Member of CREW-LA (Commercial Real Estate Women Network)
  • Board Chair, Oakwood School


Rate : $$$

What types of cases Attorney Meryl K. Chae & Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP can handle?
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP can handle cases related to laws concerning Financial Services, Trusts, Real Estate. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
Where is Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP located?
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP is located at One California Plaza, 300 S Grand Ave #3400, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA. You can reach out to Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP using their phone line 213.687.5035. You can also check their website
How much would it cost to hire Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP?
Meryl K. Chae lawyer charges are specific to each case. However, they work with contingency fees and its ranges from $$ to $$$. They also provide free consultation [and no obligation quotes] if you are interested to hire.
Are Meryl K. Chae reviews trust-able?
We have the ratings and reviews moderation team who checks and verifies every review submitted on our website manually. You can trust all the reviews you see on Meryl K. Chae lawyer profile listing.

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is this your profile?Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
South Grand Avenue 300
Los Angeles 90071 CA US
Get directions

Brian Orlow

Main Street 71-18
11367 NY US

Lina Stillman

Broadway 42
New York 10006 NY US