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Wayne A. Yaffee focuses his practice on commercial real estate finance matters, and in this capacity, assists clients in all aspects of construction and permanent financing of multifamily projects, retail centers, office buildings, and build-to-suit projects. His clients include many money market and regional financing institutions, in addition to international financial institutions.

Wayne also dedicates himself to supporting his community, acting as the Chair of the Board of Bnei Akiva of the US and Canada. Bnei Akiva is the largest religious Zionist youth movement in the world.


Recognition & Leadership

  • Ranked, Dun’s 100, 2022 (Israel), International Commercial – Prominent Team
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance, 2016-2021 and 2024; Real Estate Law, 2016-2024
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2015 and 2022
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2014
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Chairman, Bnei Akiva of North America
  • Member, American Bar Association, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1986
  • B.A., Hamilton College, 1983
  • Texas
^ Attorneys in the Tel Aviv office do not practice Israeli law.