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Michael Werner


Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Represented Google on various subleases of its Pier 57 commercial space

Advised Google on its East Coast real estate matters since 2010

A New York-based partner in Fried Frank’s market-leading Real Estate Department, Michael Werner represents owners, developers, funds, REITs and other financial institutions in all commercial real estate transactions. He’s handled the acquisition, development and disposition of office, hotel, retail and multifamily properties, joint ventures, commercial mortgage, mezzanine and construction financing, preferred equity investments and debt restructuring, ground leases and commercial space leasing.

Notable transactions include representing Google on various subleases of its commercial space in Pier 57. Werner has advised Google on virtually all of its East Coast real estate matters since the company acquired 111 Eighth Avenue in Manhattan in 2010. Werner also represented the joint venture of MetroLoft Developers and Silverstein Properties on its acquisition and $220-million loan to convert an office tower at 55 Broad Street into a 571-unit luxury apartment building.

Werner serves on Breaking Ground’s Board of Directors and represents Temple Israel and Tribeca Chabad pro bono. He is a member of the CRE Finance Council, REBNY, International Council of Shopping Centers and The American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Werner also co-authored “The Commercial Office Lease Handbook: Second Edition,” published by the ABA. He obtained his JD from the Fordham University School of Law.

These are some of the reasons why we are honoring Michael Werner with Connect CRE’s 2023 New York & Tri-State Lawyers in Real Estate Award. The award celebrates real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice and the larger community.


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