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Audrey L. Sokoloff

Audrey L. Sokoloff

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York, NY, USA


Audrey Sokoloff represents clients worldwide in matters relating to real estate, real estate finance and private equity, including acquisitions and sales, partnerships and joint ventures, construction and development projects, hospitality and gaming projects, leases, public and private offerings of real estate-related securities and workouts, recapitalizations, and restructurings.

In the area of real estate finance, Ms. Sokoloff represents financial institutions and real estate companies in the origination and sale of a wide range of debt instruments, including traditional mortgage loans, revolving credit facilities, Sharia compliant financings, single- and multiple-tiered mezzanine financings, and preferred equity, as well as in the acquisition, restructuring and sale of debt, including distressed and non-performing loans. Representative clients have included Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Nomura Securities, Merrill Lynch, Aozora Bank, S.L. Green Realty and UBS. Notable transactions include the $1 billion financing of Brookfield Place, New York, and IPO/corporate facilities for Spirit Realty and Strategic Hotels.

Ms. Sokoloff’s practice includes real estate private equity fund formations, joint ventures and investments in Asia, the Americas and Europe. She represented Sungate Properties in its acquisition of interests in the General Motors Building and other New York properties, and sovereign wealth funds in acquisitions of U.S. and European real estate assets and devel- opments. She also represented Asia Pacific Land, K.K. in connection with the sale of the Tiffany Building in the Ginza district of Tokyo. Other representative clients include Fortress Investment Group, Dune Capital and Colony Capital.

Ms. Sokoloff represents REITs and other public and private real estate and infrastructure companies in mergers and acquisitions, as well as in financings and joint venture arrange- ments globally. Representative clients include S.L. Green Realty, Boston Properties, Alexan- dria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Emeritus Corporation.

Ms. Sokoloff has practiced at Skadden since 1990 and was resident in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles before relocating to Asia in 2008, where she served as co-head of Skadden’s Asia Pacific practice, head of the Real Estate and Investment Finance Group and leader of the firm’s Tokyo office. She returned to New York in 2011.

In 2014, Ms. Sokoloff was recognized among the “Women of Influence” by Real Estate Forum and as a Law360 MVP in the hospitality category. She also was selected by Real Estate Forum as one of its 2015 “Women of Influence: Metro N.Y.”

Education

J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1990
(Editor, UCLA Law Review)

A.B., Dartmouth College, 1987

Bar Admissions

New York

Audrey L. Sokoloff is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Monday, June 19, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate - Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate, Monday, June 19, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate - Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate, Monday, June 19, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate - Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate, Monday, June 19, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017, New York, NY
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