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Kristen J. Lonergan Named a 2020 NLJ Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazer

NEW YORK Jan. 23, 2020Kristen J. Lonergan, a real estate shareholder in the New York office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was recognized as a 2020 Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal (NLJ). The NLJ Trailblazer award recognizes movers and shakers in the legal industry who have made an impact in their sector through new types of strategies or innovative court cases.

Lonergan provides counsel to REITs, investment funds, developers, lenders and other clients on the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of multi-family, office, hotel and other types of properties throughout New York and the rest of the country. She also serves as co-administrative shareholder of the firm’s New York real estate group, where she manages the day-to-day business and affairs of the team, including recruiting and associate development.

Lonergan’s recent commercial real estate deals include the following representative transactions:

  • Representation of the management trustees of the Donald G. McNeely Revocable Trust, serving as lead deal counsel in the sale of all of the stock in SpaceCenter, Inc. and Logistixs, Inc. to Blackstone for a purchase price of +$1 billion.
  • Representation of the asset management unit of Seoul, Korea-based Mirae Asset Financial Group in the $5.8 billion acquisition of a 15-hotel portfolio in the U.S. from Anbang Insurance Group Co, marking the single-highest price tag for an overseas alternative investment by a Korean company.

About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice: The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive counsel for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of more than 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.