Real Estate

With a global team of real estate lawyers, Latham & Watkins is one of the few law firms capable of transatlantic deal-making.

Why Latham

Local Resources. Global Reach.

Recognizing that real estate issues often require local resources and expertise in many other areas of the law, Latham builds cross-disciplinary teams according to clients’ needs. The team works effectively and efficiently across borders, jurisdictions, and practice areas drawing upon expertise in specialty areas such as tax, litigation, insolvency, and regulatory law.

Latham’s Real Estate Practice has been involved in numerous landmark real estate finance, private equity, and development transactions, advising on:

Recognized Industry Expertise

Latham's global team of real estate lawyers represent financial institutions, master servicers and special servicers, private equity funds, investors, REITs, and developers in a multitude of transactions with varied asset classes and industry groups involving:

The team's lawyers are actively involved with the real estate aspects of public offerings, LBOs, multi-property mortgages, and financings of multi-jurisdictional portfolios, including numerous REIT and UPREIT transactions.

Awards & Rankings

  • London Associate Honored in OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders List - November 08, 2021
  • Chicago Partners Again Honored as Notable Minorities in Law - January 04, 2021
  • Chicago Partners Named to Crain’s Notable Minorities in Law List - December 17, 2019
  • Five Partners Receive 2019 MVP Honors - November 11, 2019
  • Five Chicago Partners Distinguished as Notable Gen X Leaders in Law - May 29, 2019

Latham is a “popular choice for a variety of real estate transactions involving complex financing arrangements,” and is “well equipped to handle matters involving all real estate classes, with particular experience in the hospitality and retail industries.”

 – Chambers USA 2020


Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2021

Media Coverage

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Thought Leadership

Private Capital InsightsLatham Real Estate Leader Eyes Wave of Opportunistic BuysCOVID-19: Impact on Legal Positions of Landlords in Germany

Webcasts & Podcasts

How Michelle Kelban’s Passion for Cities and Leadership Roles ConvergeMichael Haas on the Debtwired! PodcastCEQA Legislation and Streamlining/VMT and GHG Emissions: Recent Developments and Trends for 2019