Michael K. Federman


Office: New York
Phone: 212-994-9963 Fax: 212-685-5199

Michael K. Federman has vast real estate, structured finance and capital markets experience having structured acquisitions, mergers, recapitalizations, joint ventures, debt and equity offerings for major international, national, regional and local underwriters, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, asset managers, private, public and institutional real estate owners and developers.

Mr. Federman’s real estate practice includes acquisitions, sales, development, construction, financing, commercial leasing and other matters relating to office buildings, hotels, regional shopping centers, apartment complexes, condominiums and cooperative housing, museums, major industrial properties, nursing homes, convenience stores, gas stations, franchise restaurants and retail stores, assisted living facilities, hospitals, public storage facilities, religious sites and other types of facilities. Mr. Federman is also active in air-rights transactions, §1031 tax-deferred exchanges, triple-net lease tenancies and tenants in common transactions.

Mr. Federman’s structured finance practice includes closing large commercial mortgage loans, the acquisition of mortgage loans and loan portfolios and workouts and restructuring of real estate financings and credit facilities. Mr. Federman advises market participants in all aspects real estate finance, including fixed and floating rate financings, collateralized debt obligations and trust preferred securities, construction and renovation financings for office buildings, residential facilities, luxury hotels, condominiums, shopping center developments and mixed-use projects, leasehold and sale-leaseback financings, preferred equity investments, permanent, bridge and mezzanine loans.

Mr. Federman represents wealthy individuals and real estate families in many aspects of their personal and business affairs, including the structuring of private business and investment vehicles and a broad range of personal legal matters. Mr. Federman serves as an advisor to or trustee of many large family trusts, charitable foundations and family offices.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Federman practiced with the Real Estate Finance Group of Sidley Austin LLP and the Structured Finance Group of a predecessor of the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.