Michael Weinberger

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Liberty Street 1
New York 10006 NY US

Michael Weinberger’s practice focuses on real estate law, with a particular focus on real estate finance including mortgage, mezzanine and construction loan originations, restructurings, syndications, and secondary market transactions. Michael joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 2000.

He frequently represents major institutional lenders and borrowers in complex transactions involving hotels, shopping centers, office buildings, multifamily properties, industrial properties, casinos, condominiums and other property types.

EXPERIENCE:

  • The syndicate of lenders in the financing of Blackstone’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Equity Office Properties, one of the largest real estate transactions in history.
  • A hotel REIT, as borrower, in two simultaneous transactions financing 115 hotels.
  • A consortium of lenders in the financing of Chicago landmark Willis Tower (commonly referred to as the Sears Tower).
  • The lender in the financing of New York City landmark Rockefeller Center.
  • The syndicate of lenders in the mortgage and mezzanine financing of Blackstone’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Strategic Hotels & Resorts.
  • A major real estate debt fund, as lender, in numerous mezzanine and construction financings, including construction financings for major retail and mixed-use developments and condominium conversions.
  • A Mexican bank, as lender, in numerous bridge and construction loans, financing luxury multi-family, hotel and mixed-use projects.
  • A private equity fund, both as borrower and lender, in financings involving high-end resorts and recreation facilities.
  • The syndicate of lenders in the mortgage and mezzanine financing of GIC and Global Logistic Properties’ multi-billion dollar acquisition of IndCor Properties.
  • A major investment bank, as lender, in the record setting mortgage and mezzanine financing of a multifamily, retail and mixed-use portfolio in San Francisco.

CLERKSHIPS:

  • Honorable Leonard I Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit (1991-1992)

EDUCATION:

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991
  • Yale University, B.A., 1988

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • New York

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