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Karen Geringer is a Shareholder in the Real Estate Practice of Greenberg Traurig’s New York office. She represents owners, developers, investors and institutions in a range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, preferred equity investments and financings for a variety of commercial real estate assets, including office buildings, industrial properties, hotels and multifamily developments.


  • Acquisition and sales
  • Joint ventures
  • Mortgage and mezzanine financing
  • Construction financing
  • General real estate



  • Representation of developer in its $935 million acquisition and financing of an office building in Manhattan, and $110 million preferred equity investment and subordinate financing convertible into common equity by a syndicate of equity partners.
  • Representation of purchaser in the acquisition of REIT shares and partnership interests in the owner of seven retail condominium units in Brooklyn.
  • Representation of equity investor in a joint venture investment in a portfolio of Manhattan multifamily buildings.
  • Representation of developer in a $300 million mezzanine loan and joint venture transaction with respect to three mixed-use properties in Manhattan.
  • Representation of developer in mortgage and mezzanine financing of landmarked Manhattan hotel and residential condominium property.
  • Representation of a fund in the construction financing and joint venture for development of single-family rental properties located in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2017-2018 and 2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2015 and 2022


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2014
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.A., Princeton University, 2009
  • New York