Stephen L. Rabinowitz: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Stephen L. Rabinowitz

New York Co-Managing Shareholder
New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts - REITs
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate Funds
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.801.9295
Fax: 212.801.6400
University Brandeis University, B.A., History, cum laude, 1983
Law SchoolAmerican University Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1986 Notes and Comment Editor, American University Law Review
Admitted1987, New York

Professional & Community Involvement

•Secretary and Member of the Board of Trustees, East Harlem Tutorial Program
•Member of the Board of Trustees, Lupus Foundation of America

BornBrooklyn, New York, June 8, 1962

Stephen L. Rabinowitz represents private equity funds, financial institutions, developers and other investors and operators in the acquisition, financing, development, sale and leasing of all classes of commercial properties including office, hotel, multi-family and condominium properties. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to joint ventures, preferred equity investments and other sophisticated equity and debt structures, including venture formation and debt and equity restructuring.

Areas of Concentration

•Joint ventures
•Opportunity funds

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2007-2016
•Selected, a Law360, MVP, Real Estate, 2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2015
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate, 2007-2009 and 2012-2015
•Listed, Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers, 2014
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011, 2012 and 2013
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013
•Selected, Lawyers Forum, Real Estate New York, July/August 2008
•Listed, Real Estate Weekly 2008 All Stars, July 23, 2008
•Listed, Who's Who in the East, 34th Edition

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

12.14.15 Greenberg Traurig's The Meltones Defend Their Title as Law Rocks Champions
11.17.15 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Shareholder Stephen Rabinowitz Named to Law360's 2015 MVP List
10.21.15 74 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers
08.19.15 30 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
08.11.15 Andrew Towbin Joins Greenberg Traurig's New York Real Estate Practice from Bryan Cave
06.11.15 Greenberg Traurig Receives “Top-Tier” Real Estate Ranking in 2015 Legal 500 United States Guide
06.08.15 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
12.08.14 Greenberg Traurig's Legal Professionals Turn Rockstars at Law Rocks! Concert to Support East Harlem Tutorial Program
11.11.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives First-Tier Rankings in Two New York Metropolitan Markets in U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2015 Best Law Firms Edition

Published Articles

06.30.14 From Sea to Shining Sea: Investment Opportunities in U.S. Markets Beyond the Major Coastal Cities
11.03.08 Real Estate: An Overview
10.01.08 Country Q & A: United States
11.01.07 Country Q & A: United States

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Mentioned, SL Green Selling 2 Manhattan Properties For $649 Million, Law360, October 21, 2015
•Author, From Sea to Shining Sea: Investment Opportunities in U.S. Markets Beyond the Major Coastal Cities, Euromoney's Real Estate Finance & Investment Review, 2014-2015 edition
•Quoted, Hospitality Group Of The Year: Greenberg Traurig, Law 360, January 17, 2014
•Author, Real Estate: An Overview, PLC U.S. Special Report, 2008-2009, November 2008
•Author, Country Q & A: United States, PLC Cross-border Corporate Real Estate Handbook - United States, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009, November 2007 and October 2008
•Cited, MetLife Sells Complex For Record $5.4 billion, New York Law Journal, Real Estate Update, Marketplace, Oct. 25, 2006


•Clerk to U.S. District Chief Judge, James C. Turk, United States District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1986 Term

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented the Denihan Hospitality Group in a joint venture with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust to own six upscale Manhattan hotels in a transaction valued at approximately $910 million. Represented Highgate Hotels and Walton Street Partners in the sale of the Paramount Hotel, New York, NY. Represented SL Green Realty Corp. in the acquisition of a preferred equity interest in 1633 Broadway, a Class A New York office tower. Represented SL Green Realty Corp. in its acquisition of a 49.9% stake in 180 Maiden Lane, a 1.1 million-square-foot New York office tower. Represented UDR, Inc. in its acquisition of Columbus Square, a portfolio of five multi-family towers.

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Stephen L. Rabinowitz

200 Park Avenue
New YorkNY 10166


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