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national   /   December 8, 2020

Paul Bubny
By: Paul Bubny

Lawyers in Real Estate 2020: Morrison & Foerster's Mark Edelstein

With more than three decades’ experience, Mark Edelstein serves as chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Real Estate Group, one of five groups to be named in January to Law360’s Real Estate Groups of the Year. As chair, Edelstein guides strategy and operations and serves as a mentor to other lawyers, helping shape the future of the real estate practice and firm. He’s also co-chair of the firm’s Distressed Real Estate Group.

Edelstein practices in the areas of real estate, REIT, and fund finance; private equity; workouts; restructurings; and bankruptcies. He regularly represents lenders and others in a wide variety of mortgage and construction loan transactions, and unsecured and borrowing base financings. He also represents lenders and others in complex real estate workouts, restructurings and Chapter 11 proceedings.

Reportedly few lawyers have Edelstein’s experience with and understanding of syndicated, securitized, and participated loan arrangements; subscription lines; A/B note transactions; mezzanine financing; EB-5 transactions; bond financing; and complex intercreditor and co-lender agreements.

Edelstein has been routinely involved in numerous projects that have reshaped and are reshaping the New York City skyline. Sample projects include 50 Hudson Yards, 1 Vanderbilt, the new Time Warner Building (30 Hudson Yards), the Spiral, Deutsche Bank Center (One Columbus Circle), One57, Via 57, the Museum of Modern Art Tower, the Baccarat Hotel, Greenwich Lane, 15 Central Park West, 56 Leonard St., the Condé Nast Building/4 Times Square/151 W. 42nd St,, 111 Murray St., Pacific Park, 125 Greenwich St., The Eleventh (76 Eleventh Ave.), 555 Tenth Ave., One Bryant Park, Gotham West, 5 Times Square and Times Square Tower.

It’s for these reasons that we named Mark Edelstein to our inaugural grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism.
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