Lawrence Sternthal

Lawrence Sternthal ^

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Lawrence Sternthal focuses his practice on representing Israeli insurance companies, pension funds, public and private companies, and private individuals in cross-border real estate transactions. Lawrence represents Israeli institutional investors in mezzanine and preferred equity financings, and negotiates complex joint venture agreements for real estate investments in the United States, and Europe.

Concentrations

  • Joint Venture Transactions
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Real Estate Joint Venture Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Capabilities

Experience

 

  • Represented Israeli pension fund in a purchasing syndicate that acquired the Old Post Office Building in Chicago, IL.
  • Represented a U.S. real estate developer in $100 million acquisition of Chicago office building and joint venture with Israeli pension fund.
  • Represented a leading Israeli investment house in an acquisition of North Carolina and Georgia Multifamily portfolio.
  • Represented a prominent Israeli insurance company in sale of Berlin office building.
  • Represented Israeli insurance company and pension fund in the acquisition of an 80% interest in a $200 million multifamily portfolio in the southeast United States.°
  • Represented Israeli insurance company in a $12 million preferred equity investment in a New York City retail property.°
  • Represented Israeli insurance company in the acquisition of a 49% interest in a $120 million multifamily property in Connecticut.°
  • Represented Israeli insurance company in joint venture and acquisition of a $64 million multifamily property in Edgewater, New Jersey.°
  • Represented Israeli insurance company in joint venture acquisition of a 24.5% interest in a 28-property shopping center portfolio in Texas.°
  • Represented Israeli insurance company and pension fund in acquisition of a 70% interest in an office tower complex in Dallas, Texas.°
  • Represented Israeli insurance company in acquisition of an interest in a Columbus, Ohio office building valued at $200 million.°
  • Represented Israeli insurance company in negotiating a $400 million programmatic joint venture agreement with a U.S. developer and European insurance company.°
  • Represented Israeli pension fund in the acquisition of a 49% interest in a EUR 48 million office building in Dusseldorf, Germany.°
  • Represented Israeli pension fund in the acquisition of a 49% interest in a EUR 60 million office building portfolio in the Netherlands.°
  • Represented Israeli public company in the acquisition of a EUR 30 million shopping center portfolio in Germany.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Sternthal prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Israel Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2001
    • Article Editor, Boston University Law Review

  • B.A., Middle East Studies, with honors, McGill University, 1998
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
^ Attorneys in the Tel Aviv office do not practice Israeli law.
Languages
  • Hebrew, Fluent
  • English, Fluent