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Kristen J. Lonergan is Co-Chair of the firm's New York Real Estate Practice. She 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.


  • General real estate
  • Secured lending
  • Construction lending
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Bridge and term loans
  • Joint ventures
  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Hospitality
  • Preferred equity
  • Restructuring



  • Representation of SL Green Realty Corp. in connection with the $1B+ recapitalization of 5 Times Square and conversion of mezzanine debt to equity.
  • Representation of senior mortgage lender in $1B+ financing of trophy office building in Boston.
  • Representation of The Moinian Group in negotiation of a joint venture with Boston Properties for the development of a 1.85 million square foot office building in the Hudson Yards sub-market of New York City.
  • Representation of Square Mile Capital Management in the $70 million preferred equity investment for the development of a tri branded hotel in the Time Square area.
  • Representation of Square Mile Capital Management in a deed in lieu of foreclosure for Hyatt Denver Tech Center and joint venture with hotel operators.
  • Representation of Meadow Partners in the acquisition and financing of ground leasehold interest in 860 Washington Street, NY, NY.
  • Representation of Kushner in a qualified Opportunity Zone joint venture to acquire and develop property in Miami. The project will be a multi-tower mixed use facility with over 1000 apartment units.
  • Representation of Kushner in a joint venture to acquire three sites in Fort Lauderdale and develop a mixed use project including apartments and retail spread across two 50 story towers comprising approximately 1.7M square feet.
  • Representation of Kushner in a joint venture to acquire 4 multi-family properties in Jackson, MS. 
  • Representation of Comunidad Partners in the acquisition of approximately $47M and Freddie Mac financing of multi-family property in Roswell, GA.
  • Representation of the asset management unit of Seoul, Korea-based Mirae Asset Financial Group in its acquisition of a 15-hotel portfolio in the United States from Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $5.8 billion, marking the single-highest price tag for an overseas alternative investment by a Korean company. 
  • Representation of Maximus Real Estate Partners in the transformation of Parkmerced, a multi-family community in San Francisco with more than 5,700 stable housing units and another 6,000 units under development.
  • Representation of RFR Holdings in connection with the acquisition of 475 5th Avenue through acquisition of REIT shares and related joint venture.
  • Representation of RFR Holdings in connection with acquisition and joint venture for the acquisition of 477 Madison Avenue.
  • Representation of affiliates of The Related Companies in $250M financing of construction of the platform on which the Hudson Yards development is being constructed and bridge financing secured by proceeds of EB-5 investment programs.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, City & State, "Real Estate Power 100," 2022-2023
  • Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: "Women in Business Law," 2021-2022
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2010, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Shortlisted, Euromoney, "Women in Business Awards - Best in Real Estate," 2020
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States
    • Real Estate, 2018-2020
    • Team Member, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
    • Real Estate - Real Estate Finance, 2022
    • Real Estate - Real Estate Finance, "Other Key Lawyer," 2022
  • Team Member, REFI, "Law Firm of the Year" Advisory Firm, 2019 
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013, 2015, 2019, and 2022
  • Named, The Queens Courier, "New York Power Women in Business," 2019
  • Honoree, Mann Charitable Foundation, “Leading Ladies”, 2019 
  • Recognized, Crain’s New York, "Notable Women in Law," 2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2013-2023
    • "Top 50 Female Lawyers in New York," 2016-2019
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in New York," 2016-2017
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Listed, a Law360 "Rising Stars," Real Estate, 2014
  • Fellow, American Bar Federation 
  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network
  • Board Member and Secretary, The Child Center of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2000
    • International citation manual editor, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics
  • A.B., Political Science, Brown University, 1996
    • Honors Degree in Political Science
  • New York