PRACTICE AREAS


Steven P. Moskowitz's practice includes all areas of commercial real estate including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings and leasing, with an emphasis in the representation of institutional investors, pension funds, REITs and foreign sovereigns. Mr. Moskowitz has significant experience in advising investment advisers and is well versed in the tax and ERISA issues applicable to tax exempt and foreign investors.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Mr. Moskowitz has worked on a number of high profile real estate transactions while at Stroock. Some of his notable representations have included:
 
  • The $2.15 billion recapitalization of 10 Hudson Yards, New York, New York on behalf of a private REIT sponsored by Related and Oxford and including a sovereign wealth fund and a commingled pension trust fund.  The representation included the sale of a 44% equity interest to a public German insurance company, a redemption of equity interests, and $1.2 billion refinancing.
  • The acquisition, financing and recapitalization of Century Plaza Towers and 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles, California;
  • Acquisition, privatization and recapitalization of a NYSE-listed REIT on behalf of a Pension Fund;
  • Formation of a joint venture for the development and financing of a 47-story office building containing approximately 1.7 million square feet in New York City on behalf of a commingled pension trust fund;
  • Formation of a joint venture and private REIT to acquire and finance the acquisition of three class A office properties in Boston, Massachusetts on behalf of pension fund investors;
  • The acquisition of thirty-one outlet shopping centers in eighteen states on behalf of a publically traded REIT; and
  • A $345 million single asset financing secured by a super regional mall.

HONORS & AWARDS

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Mr. Moskowitz as one of the nation's top real estate lawyers since 2006. He has also been nationally recommended by The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for his work in real estate.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, New York State Bar Association

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Colorado, 1993; New York, 1992


EDUCATION

J.D., Columbia Law School, 1991; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan, 1988