Martin Polevoy is the head of DLA Piper’s real estate practice group in New York. His practice includes all areas of real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, development, leasing, financing, joint ventures, construction contracts, restructuring and workouts. He represents many well-known national and international owners, developers, investors, and financial institutions, as well as European and Asian investors, in both debt and equity transactions.
Mr Polevoy's practice includes representing the New York Times Company in the development of their 1.7 million square foot headquarters in New York City; the Greenland Group (Shanghai, China) in their purchase of a 70 per cent interest in the 5 billion-dollar Atlantic Yards Project in Brooklyn, New York; L’Oreal USA, Inc in their new 400,000 square foot headquarters lease at the Hudson Yards development project in Manhattan; one of the principal stakeholders as real estate counsel in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site; General Motors in the relocation of their New York headquarters; and a major investment bank in over 2 million square feet of leasing transactions and the acquisition of its Manhattan headquarters building. He has also acted in the acquisition of over 4 million square feet of first-class office buildings for a prominent German real estate fund; served as national real estate counsel for one of the largest real estate investment advisors in the United States; represented a US financial institution in their UK loan and commercial property acquisition programme; and represented Asian investors in the US, including China Construction America, Inc., Shanghai Greenland Holding Group, Reignwood Group (Beijing) and UCF Capital (Hong Kong).
He has been a frequent speaker in programmes of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Practising Law Institute and the Anglo-American Real Property Institute.
Mr Polevoy has been recognised as a leading real estate practitioner in many prominent surveys. He has been named one of the 15 leading real estate lawyers in the world by Who’s Who Legal; as an expert in real estate law by the Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers; and a leading lawyer in real estate by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is also listed in the The Best Lawyers in America and named among the Lawdragon list of 500 dealmakers in America.
Mr Polevoy graduated from Colgate University cum laude and University of Pennsylvania Law School.
WWL says: Martin Polevoy is an “esteemed practitioner” and “dean of the New York real estate bar”.
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