Steven G. Horowitz is a partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen& Hamilton LLP based in the firm’s New York office.
Mr. Horowitz's practice concentrates on U.S. andinternational real estate finance and investment transactions, including jointventures, mortgage finance, securitization and capital markets, restructuringand real estate-related merger and acquisitions. He frequently representscommercial and investment banks, foreign and domestic institutional investors,property owners and a wide variety of corporations in their real estatematters.
Mr. Horowitz has extensive experience in financing,acquisition and disposition of significant properties throughout the United States, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Transaction types encompass all formsof joint ventures, mortgage securitization, loan syndication, mortgage loantrading and subordinate debt, such as mezzanine loan and preferred equityfunding.
In addition, Mr. Horowitz focuses on credit tenant andportfolio leasing, workout and bankruptcy matters, investment entity formationand tax-oriented finance transactions, and investments in non-traditionalproperty types such as resorts and hotels, Indian gaming casinos, mines,timber, utilities, sports fitness clubs, hospitals and nursing homes.
Mr. Horowitz is internationally distinguished as one of the best real estate lawyers by Chambers USA, Expert Guides' The Best of the Best USA and Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, PLC Cross-border Corporate Real Estate Handbook, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Horowitz is Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School on real estate finance, and frequently presents at seminars on real estate-related topics, including those sponsored by the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, American Bar Association-American Law Institute, Practising Law Institute, Anglo-American Real Property Institute and the New York City Bar Association. He also regularly publishes articles, including most recently "Roommates" in The Deal Magazine (March 5, 2010) and "The Joint Venture as an Alternative Source of Capital" in the New York Law Journal (January 12, 2009).
Mr. Horowitz joined the firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1989. Previously he was a partner at Hill & Barlow in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in real estate development and finance, land use and environmental law. He joined Hill & Barlow in 1981, became a partner in 1985 and Chairman of the Real Estate Department in 1986. Mr. Horowitz has also served as United States District Court Monitor, and as a law clerk, to the Honorable Joseph L. Tauro, both for the United States District Court, Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Horowitz received J.D. and M.P.P. degrees, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received an undergraduate degree from Yale University, magna cum laude. He is a member of the Bars in New York and Massachusetts, a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a governor of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute, a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Legal Aid Society, and a member of the Chicago Title Insurance Company, NYC Advisory Board.