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Deborah Mintz represents investors, lenders and developers in commercial real estate asset acquisitions, dispositions, investments, and financings throughout the United States. She is involved in structured finance transactions, construction, and permanent loan transactions. Her structured finance experience involves mezzanine and preferred equity. Her private equity experience includes the representation of issuers and investment banks in private placements and investors in subscriptions to investments.


  • Construction, permanent, mezzanine, bridge and conduit loan financings
  • Structured finance; preferred equity
  • Loan workouts and restructures
  • Sales and acquisitions of commercial real estate
  • Joint ventures



  • Counsel to funds in debt financings. 
  • Counsel to life insurance company in senior debt financings of properties throughout US including multi-family, office, retail, hotels, golf courses.
  • Counsel to equity investors in variety of commercial real estate projects throughout the US, including multi-family, office, retail, hotels, golf courses.
  • Counsel to CMBS lenders in debt financings of properties throughout US.
  • Counsel to secured lenders in loan work outs and asset recovery.
  • Fund counsel to Fortune 100 investment bank in the offering, organization, structuring and private placement of limited partnership interests and shares in an open end US real estate fund marketed to international and US investors.
  • Represented construction lender in various financing of project structured in accordance with Islamic Sharia'a precepts.
  • Counsel to investors purchasing commercial real estate loan portfolios.
  • Counsel to pension fund in subscriptions to US real estate funds.

°Some of the above representations were handled by Ms. Mintz prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2010, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013, 2015, and 2022


  • J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School, 1986
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Tufts University, 1983
  • Florida
  • New York