Carl’s practice focuses on representing commercial real estate owners, developers and lenders in local, national and international transactions.
Carl, who serves as chair of the New York real estate group, is a sophisticated negotiator and a skilled legal advocate with over 30 years of experience. He advises prominent owners and developers, including REITs and private equity funds, in their real estate acquisitions, dispositions, developments, financings, workouts, restructurings and joint ventures while maintaining an active practice representing major institutional lenders in mortgage, mezzanine and construction financings and has also acted as counsel in some of the nation’s largest Historic Tax Credit transactions. He also represents owners and tenants in significant commercial lease transactions.
Throughout Carl’s career, he has been lead counsel on some of the highest-profile deals closed in the tri-state area. He takes a creative approach when structuring and closing complex transactions.
Major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business, CNBC and The Real Deal, often seek Carl’s insights on real estate law and business. His real estate acumen was profiled in The New York Times article “Finding a True Passion in Real Estate Law.”
In his spare time, Carl plays guitar in the rock band "Normal by Day," and he is the organizer of the charity concert Real Estate Rockers for Relief, which features performances by prominent real estate executives and their bands.
- Represented Rockwood Capital in connection with its acquisition of 2 Grand Central Tower
- Represents the World-Wide Group on a $700 million mixed-use project on East 57th Street. World-Wide Group has already constructed two new schools and a Whole Foods at the site, and a 59-story residential tower is planned
- Represented Savanna Fund in a number of high-profile acquisitions and successful conversions of debt positions to equity
- Represents Downtown Holdings in the $500 million redevelopment of 70 Pine Street, the former AIG building
- Represents RBH Group in connection with the $150 million Teachers Village project, a mixed-use development that Mayor Cory Booker says will “transform downtown Newark”
- Represented a professional sports team in the development of a large stadium in New York