Lawyers in Real Estate 2020: Olshan’s Eric Goldberg
As a partner at Olshan Frome Wolosky, Eric Goldberg is well-known for his skilled handling of sophisticated real estate structures, financings, workouts, restructurings, acquisitions, and dispositions of all asset classes of real estate.
Over the past several years, Goldberg has represented major clients in numerous widely publicized nationwide deals, including several transactions of note in the high-tech corridors of Seattle (acquisition and subsequent refinancing of several Amazon office buildings) and Silicon Valley, totaling over $1.5 billion dollars; the recent sale of the Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas; the purchases of the Citigroup Center Building and The Sheffield in New York City; and the purchase and development of high-end residential condominium projects in New York City.
Goldberg’s representation of clients in highly publicized hotel and commercial transactions has also influenced the changing landscape of South Beach in Miami. Among his key transactions in this area, he has represented hotel owners in Miami Beach on the refinancing of senior and mezzanine debt for the W South Beach and the purchase and sale of the historic Raleigh Hotel.
Goldberg also regularly assist clients in the acquisition and workout of large loan and asset portfolios, restructuring real estate debt, including mezzanine financings and preferred equity and receiverships, foreclosures and bankruptcies. He has assisted clients in the purchase of debt, including The Miami Mart and Hotel in Florida, The Ocean Place Resort Development in New Jersey, various loan portfolios in the New York metropolitan area, and the workout and foreclosure of those mortgages.
It’s for these reasons that we named Eric Goldberg 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.
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. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).