Advised on tax controversy matter in litigation involving the separation of nearly 20 Florida real estate properties valued at almost $1 billion. Representation included an analysis of the amount of built-in gain for each property, as well as the tax characterization and the allocation of settlement proceeds and deductions over multiple claims, to ensure tax efficiencies and an equitable solution for settlement.
Representation of B piece and special servicer clients, handling in excess of $130billion in 2.0 CMBSsecuritizations.
Representation of Oleta Partners, LLC, a joint venture comprised of affiliates of the LeFrak Organization and Turnberry Associates, in the successful negotiation of the long-term ground lease and complicated leasehold financing for a 185-acre brownfields redevelopment site in the City of North Miami...
Representation of an energy companyin its $9.45 billion all-cash acquisition of another energycompany, resulting in the creation of the largest utility holding company in the United States.