Harris B Freidus

Harris B Freidus
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York
New York
+1 212 373 3064
+1 212 492 0064


Who's Who Legal Real Estate

A partner and co-chair of the real estate department, Harris Freidus advises public and private companies, developers, entrepreneurial and institutional investors and lenders in all areas of commercial real estate, including developments, financings, joint ventures, sales and acquisitions, construction, leasing and restructurings. His expertise covers all real estate asset classes, with a special emphasis on gaming and hospitality.

Harris’ recent experience includes representing NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., a New York-based publicly traded commercial real estate company, in its US$4 billion acquisition of a Griffin-American-sponsored non-traded public REIT, which owned 289 healthcare facilities in 32 states and the United Kingdom and its US$1.125 billion acquisition of Trilogy Investors, through a joint venture with Griffin-American, involving the acquisition of 100 senior housing facilities and ancillary businesses; HCP, Inc., an S&P 500 healthcare REIT, in a variety of acquisitions, joint ventures and financings (as lender) covering hundreds of healthcare facilities throughout the United States; representing CIM Group, a sponsor of real estate funds that specialises in urban investments, in a variety of New York City acquisitions and joint ventures, including 432 Park Avenue; acting as primary counsel to the joint venture that owns the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel, and representing it in the successful out of court restructuring of over US$800 million in debt and other secured claims; Las Vegas Sands Corp, the owner of the Venetian and Palazzo gaming resorts in Las Vegas, the Sands Macau and Venetian Macau in Macau, and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, with all of its financings, developments, sales, joint ventures and other material transactions in the United States, Macau and Singapore since 1995; and representing various developers and funds and other institutions in the acquisition, development and financing of various properties. He also represents The Bon-Ton Store, Empire Resorts and Levine Builders.

Harris has been recognised by Chambers USALegal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s leading real estate lawyers. He is involved with numerous charitable organisations including serving as pro bono counsel for the Blue School, an innovative school for young children led by the founders of the Blue Man Group.

He received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1987, and his AB from Harvard College in 1983.

WWL says: Harris Freidus is a "terrific lawyer", according to sources, with particular expertise in the hospitality and gaming sectors.‚Äč

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