Steven L. Lichtenfeld is co-head of our market-leading Real Estate Capital Markets and Real Estate Finance Groups and a founding member of our Private Equity Real Estate Group. He regularly advises real estate funds, REITs, sovereign wealth funds, institutional lenders, specialty lenders, hedge funds, and pension advisors regarding public offerings and private placements of real estate-related debt and equity securities, real estate-related mergers and acquisitions, real estate preferred equity investments and joint ventures, real estate-related senior and mezzanine financings and other corporate, partnership and limited liability company matters.
Steven has been widely recognized as a driving force in the real estate capital markets and finance space during his forty year career. He has garnered several prestigious accolades in this area, including receiving a coveted ranking from Chambers USA, which has described him as “a world-class attorney, he has great judgment, is very experienced, very confident and a big advocate for his clients.” Chambers has also described Steven as “highly analytical and highly strategic” and “encyclopedic in terms of his knowledge” in handling a broad spectrum of public and private debt offerings, M&A, joint venture and other corporate real estate matters. Steven is also recommended for Real Estate and REITs by Legal 500 United States and is consistently recognized as a leading real estate lawyer in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.
Steven has a unique skill set that allows him to quarterback a broad spectrum of transactions including public REIT offerings (both traded and non-traded), real estate mergers and acquisitions, real estate preferred equity investments and joint ventures and real estate recapitalizations and reorganizations.
Steven also counsels his public REIT and other clients on a broad range of corporate, securities and business-related matters, including directors’ duties and responsibilities and other aspects of corporate governance, disclosure issues and compliance matters as well as defensive measures and takeover tasks.
Steven is a prolific author and speaker, having penned numerous articles and lectured before dozens of organizations throughout the country on various real estate capital markets, real estate private equity and real estate finance topics. Steven is also a member of the Board of Spark Youth NYC and is active on his Urban Land Institute council, UDMUC Bronze.