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Martin D Polevoy

Martin D Polevoy
DLA Piper LLP (US)
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York
New York
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Biography • Real Estate

Martin Polevoy is the chair of the real estate practice group in New York. His practice includes all areas of real estate, including sales, development, leasing, financing, joint ventures, hotels, construction contracts, restructuring and workouts. He represents many well-known national and international owners, developers, domestic and foreign investors, and financial institutions.

Mr Polevoy's practice includes representing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as real estate counsel in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site; acting in the development of a 1.7 million square-foot headquarters building for the New York Times Company in Manhattan; representing L'Oréal USA, Inc in their new 430,000 square-foot headquarters lease at the Hudson Yards development project in Manhattan; representing General Motors in the relocation of their New York headquarters; representing a major investment bank in over 2 million square feet of leasing transactions and the acquisition of its Manhattan headquarters building; acting in the acquisition of over 4 million square feet of first-class office buildings for a prominent German open-end real estate fund; serving as national real estate counsel for one of the largest real estate funds in the US; representing Asian investors in the US, including one of the largest mainland Chinese real estate companies in the their US investments; acting in the acquisition and sale of over 50 hotel properties throughout the US; and representing a financial institution in their UK loan and commercial property acquisition programme.

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 The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers; 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 500 Dealmakers in America.

Mr Polevoy graduated from Colgate University cum laude and the University of Pennsylvania law school.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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