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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
  • Commercial leasing
  • Restructuring



  • 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 a 200+ unit apartment complex in Williamsburg, VA.
  • 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. 
  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of Guy & O’Neill, Inc., a consumer products company that focuses on private label and contract manufacturing.
  • 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 Qatari Diar Investment Company in a joint venture with Tishman Speyer to construct a 1.1 million square foot mixed-use development on Long Island City New York.
  • Representation of Ceruzzi Properties in a joint venture with Shanghai Municipal Investment USA in connection with the $325 million acquisition of 520 Fifth Avenue, a planned mixed-use development which will include three levels of retail space and 180,000 sq. ft. of luxury condominiums with a total projected sellout of $1 billion.
  • Represented Starwood Capital in bidding on portfolio of 65 properties in 26 states and eventual acquisition of eleven of the properties.
  • Represented joint venture of RFR Holdings and The Kushner Companies in the acquisition of six property portfolio in Brooklyn from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and subsequent recapitalization of portfolio.
  • Represented a private equity real estate fund in a joint venture to acquire 13 multi-family properties in three states totaling 4,700 units. The high-profile deal involved the purchase and renovation of distressed properties.
  • Representation of The Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort Casino in connection with an $820 million refinancing, including restructuring of existing corporate indebtedness, coordination of intellectual property and Nevada gaming issues, ownership structuring and related cash management arrangements.
  • Representation of Square Mile Capital in joint venture to acquire over 450 distressed residential units in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.
  • Representation of Square Mile Capital in $100M preferred equity investment in portfolio of approximately 150 office properties in four states.
  • 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.
  • Representation of the Lightstone Group in connection with EB-5 financing of multi-family development in Brooklyn.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, City & State, "Real Estate Power 100," 2022
  • Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: "Women in Business Law," 2021
  • 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 and 2019
  • 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, 2013-2021
    • "Top 50 Female Lawyers in New York," 2016-2019
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in New York," 2016-2017
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017-2018
  • 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, Association of Real Estate Women
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network
  • Board Member, 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