NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced today that Andrew Charles has joined the firm as a partner in the Real Estate practice.
Mr. Charles has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate law, including, partnerships and joint ventures, financing for borrowers and lenders, acquisitions and sales, and development and leasing. His client base includes private equity funds, financial institutions, developers and operators in the acquisition, financing, development, sale and leasing of all classes of commercial properties including office, hotel, multi-family, retail, public storage, mixed use and condominium properties. Mr. Charles focuses on structuring transactions for institutional investors and opportunity funds such as joint ventures, preferred equity investments, mezzanine financing and mixed debt/equity investments. He was formerly a partner in King & Spalding’s Capital Transactions and Real Estate Group.
Paul S. Pearlman, Managing Partner of Kramer Levin said, “Andy brings a depth of market knowledge, industry relationships and transactional experience that is an ideal fit for our firm. With a decades-long reputation as one of the most significant and sophisticated practices in New York, we are the counsel of choice for the most acclaimed developments in all of the real estate markets.”
“Our department has a history of attracting the preeminent talent in real estate law which, for more than 30 years has enabled us to serve as the legal architect for many of the City’s, and indeed, the world’s most iconic real estate projects,” said Jay A. Neveloff, Chair of Kramer Levin’s Real Estate practice. “Today, as we guide our clients through the legal landscape in shaping the very fabric of the city with our dominance in complex development matters in Manhattan, including the 57th Street corridor, garnering sterling talent such as Andrew Charles expands our traction in the most exciting and yet most formidable city for real estate law.”
“I am honored to join the Real Estate practice at Kramer Levin,” Andrew Charles said. “The firm’s clients are engaged in transactional and development ventures at the absolute pinnacle of the industry in New York. I’m very excited to grow my career at Kramer Levin and to serve clients whose achievements are literally reflected in the world’s most recognizable skyline.”
Mr. Charles received his B.A., magna cum laude, in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 where he graduated with honors from the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986. Mr. Charles is a member of the New York City Bar Association and is a member of the Lincoln Center Business Council.
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