Representative Transactions Handled by Our Firm’s Attorneys

  • Dispositions in 2017 totaling in excess of $1,500,000,000, including transactions in excess of $250,000,000, for properties located in California, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, North Carolina, Colorado, New Jersey, Connecticut, Tennessee and the District of Columbia.

  • Negotiation and closing of co-investment joint venture with sovereign wealth fund for ownership of multi-use project in Los Angeles, California having a value in excess of $280,000,000.

  • Acquisition and subsequent sale of hotels in California and Florida, with individual prices as high as $180,000,000, as well as representation of sovereign wealth fund in investment in owner of iconic hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Negotiation and closing of portfolio acquisition agreement for loans and REO assets in multiple states having a value in excess of $500,000,000.

  • Negotiation of multiple joint venture arrangements for projects in California, Miami, New York, Chicago, Colorado, Texas, Monterrey, Mexico and Dallas.

  • Negotiation of joint venture arrangement with CalPERS. 

  • Negotiation of terms and drafting of multiple financable ground leases.

  • Representation of companies, lenders and investors in corporate financing transactions, including preferred stock and convertible notes.

  • Representation of extremely high net worth individuals in residential property acquisitions.

  • Providing advice on California aspects of, and providing California legal opinions for, the purchase and mortgage financing of a 60+ story office tower in Los Angeles, California.

  • Negotiation of multiple real estate secured permanent and construction loans on apartment, office and retail projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Houston, and New York City.

  • Negotiation of numerous retail and office leases in California, Illinois and Texas.

  • Negotiation of all loan documents and California enforceability opinions for structured limited recourse loans (mortgage loan and multiple mezzanine loan tiers, all closing simultaneously) of over $1.5 billion secured by portfolio of operating California commercial real estate.

  • Acquisition of retail mall and separate air rights parcel for residential development in Chicago for large redevelopment project.

  • Numerous reciprocal easement agreements and CCRs for retail and mixed-use projects including retail, office and residential condominiums.

  • Advice regarding operations and leasing of complex mixed use projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Charlotte, Austin and Chicago.

  • Drafting of construction documents with architects and contractors.

  • Settlement of numerous complex lawsuits with local neighborhood protection groups.

 

FSPW NEWS

  • FSPW Represents Acquirer of Century City Office Building: We recently represented the purchaser, through an entity serving as an I.R.C. Section 1031 exchange intermediary, in its acquisition of an office building on Century Park East in Century City.  We had represented the same entity in its earlier disposition, through that same Section 1031 exchange intermediary, of an office building in Santa Monica, CA.  We represented the owner in refinancing its new office building with a floating rate amortizing $21.65 million loan (interest only for the first year), with funds set aside for capital improvements and TI’s

  • FSPW Leads in Commercial Property Portfolio Acquisition:  We recently served as lead counsel on the acquisition by one of our clients of a portfolio of commercial properties.  The portfolio included the Two California Plaza building in Downtown Los Angeles (approx. 1.3 million square feet).     

  • FSPW Addition of New Offices:  FSPW now has offices in Westlake Village, California, Pennsylvania and New York.  Please visit our Contacts Page for more information.
     

  • FSPW Represents Borrower in Refinancing of Two Office Buildings:  We recently represented an out-of-state client in connection with California aspects of (including preparation and delivery of required California legal opinions for) its mortgage refinancing, for over $85 million, of two buildings west of Downtown Los Angeles.  We had represented the same client in the same capacity in 2008 when it acquired the buildings and financed that acquisition with a mortgage loan for over $90 million.

  • FSPW Represents Borrowers in Loans Secured by Condo Units:  We represented affiliates of a client, the owners in bulk of condominium units, in documenting and closing a $29 million mortgage financing of its condo units in a Las Vegas condominium project and then in a $113 million mortgage financing of its condo units in a New York City condominium project.  We also assisted the owner of the then-remaining unsold condo units in the Las Vegas project in refinancing those units for $29+ million. 

  • FSPW Represents Large Multistate Warehouse Tenant:  We recently represented a client in negotiating and documenting the terms of (i) a new lease for a 150,000+sf warehouse in Texas (and related tax abatement agreement with the local municipality), (ii) a modification of its warehouse lease in New Jersey to increase its premises by 75,000+sf, (iii) an extension of the term of its lease for approximately 200,000+sf of warehouse premises in Illinois with the landlord providing various negotiated concessions, and (iv) in 2017, a new lease for 210,000+sf of warehouse premises in California with the Landlord providing various negotiated concessions.

  • FSPW Represents Habonim Camp Kvutza:  On a pro bono basis we represented Habonim Camp Kvutza, a tax-exempt public benefit   corporation, in purchasing from another public benefit corporation (with first mortgage financing from the seller) a 40+ acre camp in a majestic setting in the San Bernardino Mountains, together with licenses to access hiking trails, a lake and beach and rights to use and draw from water wells on certain adjacent property.  Having rented the property in past summers, the client will continue using it for its youth summer camp and nature programs.

  • FSPW Represents Buyer of Sacramento Office Plaza:  We recently assisted one of our clients in acquiring a premier, Class A Downtown Sacramento office plaza, including a 20+ story office tower, an adjacent parking structure and a nearby building containing both a parking annex and retail stores. 

  • FSPW Represents Purchaser of Central California Farmland:  We recently represented a client, a major producer, bottler and distributor of olive and other oils, in connection with its purchases, through affiliated LLCs, of approximately 2,000 acres of farmland in Kern, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties.  Our client is and will be using that land as olive tree orchards, for the harvesting of olives from those orchards, and for the production, bottling and distribution of premier quality extra virgin olive oil.

  • FSPW Represents Acquirer of Melrose Ave. Building:  We represented a New York hedge fund in its acquisition and financing through its wholly-owned special purpose subsidiary of a commercial building located on Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood.                                        

  • FSPW Represents Acquirer of 1955 Broadway Office Building:  We  recently represented a client in the acquisition of  a $150M+ office building in Oakland California 

  • Union Bank building – CIM Group | $132 million:  An affiliate of CIM Group has acquired the Union Bank of California building in Beverly Hills.  It paid $132 million to Beverly Union Company for the six-story, 97,000-square-foot property at 9460 Wilshire Boulevard in the Golden Triangle. The Beverly Union Company had owned the property, which is 91 percent leased, since 1978.

  • FSPW Relocates Main Office and Adds New Offices:  FSPW’s main office in Downtown Los Angeles has relocated to 300 S. Grand Avenue, 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA  90071.  In addition, FSPW now has offices in West Los Angeles and Westlake Village, California, and also in Pennsylvania and New York.  Please visit our Contacts Page for more information.

 
 
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PARTNER

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PARTNER

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