John Nastasi is a Partner in the New York office of Federman Steifman LLP. Mr. Nastasi’s areas of expertise include commercial real estate transactions, restructuring and workouts.
Mr. Nastasi represents owners, operators, developers, investors, borrowers and lenders in all manner of commercial real estate transactions, including sales, acquisitions, joint ventures, mortgage and mezzanine financing, preferred equity, ground leases, and leasing.
Mr. Nastasi also has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and executing all manner of real estate workout solutions, including foreclosures, deeds-in-lieu, discounted payoffs and short sales, loan modifications and restructuring, asset-level bankruptcies, partnership disputes, lender liability suits, and asset rehabilitation and disposition.
Prior to joining Federman Steifman LLP, Mr. Nastasi was a founding principal of Nastasi Law Group, a boutique real estate law firm. Mr. Nastasi also served as in-house counsel for the real estate group of the Lehman Brothers estate, where he helped restructure the estate’s massive portfolio of real estate debt and equity investments. For four years prior to serving as in-house counsel of the Lehman Brothers estate, Mr. Nastasi was an associate in the real estate group at Fried Frank, where he worked on the $4 billion development of the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn by Forest City Ratner, the purchase of the MetLife building by Tishman Speyer for $1.72 billion – the world’s largest single-asset real estate acquisition at the time – and the purchase, financing and entitlement of 610 Lexington for RFR Realty, in addition to closing over 2.5 billion dollars in other commercial real estate transactions while at Fried Frank.