High-stakes real estate M&A and restructuring transactions require consummate deal-making skills and a thorough understanding of the underlying business, legal, financial and strategic frameworks. This Workshop will explore the relevant skill-sets and underlying frameworks through a combination of class discussions and hands-on exercises.
The REIT and commercial real estate worlds are in the midst of a massive wave of restructurings and recapitalizations, following a period of extraordinary liquidity and large numbers of highly levered REIT M&A and commercial real estate transactions. These waves of transactional activity provide an ideal backdrop for learning the strategy and tactics involved in sophisticated dealmaking, as well as the underlying legal and business building blocks.
The class will take a multi-disciplinary approach, based on the premise that an effective transactional lawyer must understand the business and financial goals and implications of the deal and, similarly, that an effective business or finance expert must have a solid grasp of the legal and structural underpinnings for the transaction.
Lecturer in Business
Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School
Gil Menna is a partner in the firm's Business Law Department and serves as co-chair of its Real Estate, REITs & Real Estate Capital Markets Group. Mr. Menna participates in the M&A/Corporate Governance, Securities & Corporate Finance, Private Investment Funds and Tax Practices. He is a prior member of Goodwin Procter's Management and Executive Committees. WORK FOR CLIENTS Mr...
Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate
LYNNE B. SAGALYN is the Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate at Columbia Business School, where she was formerly the director of the MBA Real Estate Program and the founding director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate.
An expert in real estate development and finance, Sagalyn has published extensively on a broad range of...