Michael C. Phillipou is a real estate attorney who focuses on supporting owners, tenants, and developers of real estate as they address design, construction, development, leasing, land use, acquisition, and disposition issues affecting them.
Michael advises clients on capital construction and expansion, P3, infrastructure, renovation, leasing, purchase and sale, joint venture, condominium and cooperative, and financing projects.
Though not the entirety of his practice, he has developed a specialization working with cultural, educational, religious, and governmental and quasi-governmental organizations and the unique considerations that affect their transactions, including complex co-development transactions with for-profit developers.
- Represents the owner of a 600-plus facility hotel chain in negotiating a master architectural agreement with an internationally recognized design firm to implement a portfolio-wide refresh and revitalization, and create a new prototype facility for future construction
- Represents the Public Theater in the revitalization of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, the home of Free Shakespeare in the Park, a $110 million upgrade scheduled to begin in 2020
- Represents a nationwide healthcare facility owner and operator in the design and construction of more than 15 new and renovated skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout the country
- Serves as general outside construction counsel to many institutions with expansive real property portfolios, regarding major renovation and capital construction projects, including the Archdiocese of New York and New York Law School
- Represented several of the most recognizable tristate-area private schools and universities in major master plan and capital expansion and renovation projects, including related dispute resolution proceedings
- Represented the seller of a building comprising an entire city block in Manhattan in a sale to a joint venture for a sale price in excess of $850 million
- Represented New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in the potential sale of the Willets Point Development site to a joint venture, including negotiating agreements for remediation, ground leasing, and development
- Represented the owner of a 1.2 million square foot building in preparing a new form of office lease and negotiating leases with marquee tenants based on the newly adopted form
- Represented the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) in the leasing of several floors of a new headquarters located in the landmark Steinway Hall Building.
- J.D. Boston College Law School 2004
- B.A. cum laude University of Richmond 2001
Bar Admissions : New York, New Jersey
- Represented a pro bono asylum applicant and achieved a grant of asylum at the interview phase and related applications and work authorizations
- Annual speaker, New York Law School’s Rooftop’s Conference
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