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Martin D. Polevoy

Martin D. Polevoy

DLA Piper LLP (US)

New York, NY, USA


Martin Polevoy is the head of the real estate practice group in New York. His practice includes all areas of real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, development, leasing, financing, joint ventures, construction contracts, restructuring and workouts. He represents many well-known national and international owners, developers, investors, and financial institutions, as well as European and Asian investors, in both debt and equity transactions in the United States.

Mr. Polevoy's practice includes representing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as real estate counsel in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site; the development of a 1.7 million-square foot headquarters building for The New York Times Company in Manhattan; representing L’Oreal USA, Inc. in their new 400,000 square foot headquarters lease at the Hudson Yards development project in Manhattan; representing General Motors in the relocation of their New York headquarters; representing a major investment bank in over 2 million square feet of leasing transactions and the acquisition of its Manhattan headquarters building; acquisition of over 4 million square feet of first-class office buildings for a prominent German open-end real estate fund; and serving as national real estate counsel for one of the largest real estate funds in the United States, and representing Asian investors in the US, including China Construction America, Inc..

In addition, he has been a frequent participant, as program chair and as a speaker and panelist, in continuing legal education programs of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Practicing Law Institute, Georgetown University Law Center, and the Anglo-American Real Estate Institute. He has also written extensively on various aspects of real estate law.

Mr. Polevoy has been recognized as a leading real estate practitioner in many prominent surveys. The respected English research publisher Chambers & Partners cites him in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer in real estate, commenting, "His enthusiasm and immense knowledge are his greatest assets, according to clients." Chambers also noted Mr. Polevoy's "wealth of experience and practical business approach," described him as "incredibly dedicated and responsive," and said he "is a highly experienced lawyer whose distinguished career and expertise continue to attract high-profile clients. While described as 'a big name in leasing,' Polevoy provides an all-around service that is highly respected by his peers."

The Legal 500 also recognizes Mr. Polevoy, stating that he is regarded as a "tenacious negotiator," "extremely knowledgeable in the real estate area." The PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2009 recommends him. The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers have named Mr. Polevoy one of the 12 leading real estate lawyers in the world. He is named in the Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers as an expert in real estate law. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been repeatedly named a New York Super Lawyer. In 2007, Lawdragon named him among the Lawdragon 500 Dealmakers in America. In 2008, Real Estate Weekly, the leading real estate newspaper for the New York metropolitan area, named Mr. Polevoy to its list of "All Stars in Real Estate."

PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS

  • Chair, 14th Annual Practising Law Institute Program on Negotiating Sophisticated Real Estate Transactions, New York City (April 27, 2010)
  • Chair, 13th Annual Practising Law Institute Program on Negotiating Sophisticated Real Estate Transactions, New York City (April 27-28, 2009)

COURTS AND FORUMS

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (fr. Member of Board of Governors)
  • Anglo-American Real Property Institute
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • AFIRE-Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate
  • The Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Martin D. Polevoy is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment State of the Real Estate Market - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Monday, June 19, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio State of the Real Estate Market - State of the Real Estate Market, Monday, June 19, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts State of the Real Estate Market - State of the Real Estate Market, Monday, June 19, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg State of the Real Estate Market - State of the Real Estate Market, Monday, June 19, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Friday, June 08, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Thursday, June 21, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Thursday, June 21, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Thursday, June 21, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Thursday, June 21, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Thursday, June 21, 2018, Nashville, TN
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