Steve Koppel's practice focuses on all aspects of real estate private equity and real estate finance, including a national practice in community development law. He represents institutional equity investors, throughout the United States and in Europe, in the acquisition, development, and financing of office buildings, hotels, multifamily housing, public storage facilities, shopping malls, and condominium projects. He also has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate finance and development, including the financing and development of affordable housing in connection with which he represents financial institutions in their construction lending and credit enhancement of tax-exempt bond financing for multifamily housing, universities, medical facilities, congregate care facilities, student housing, and private high schools. In addition, Steve represents major financial institutions and owners in real estate workouts, restructurings, foreclosures, and deeds in lieu of foreclosure and has done so for more than 25 years.
Steve recently advised on the formation of a fund to invest in the acquisition of land and distressed debt for JEN Partners, the $390 million acquisition of an office building on Fifth Avenue in New York, an operating company joint venture for the acquisition of medical office buildings, the financing of NYC Bikeshare, and the credit enhancement and construction loan for a $300 million market rate condo and affordable housing mixed-use development on the beach in Santa Monica. He also advises Berkshire Property Investors, Capital One Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Rockwood Capital, and Wells Fargo Bank.
Steve coauthored Warren Gorham & Lamont's Housing and Development Forms and Commentary.
Goldman Sachs enters into joint venture with BFC Partners to develop and finance New York City's first outlet shopping center
Wells Fargo provides credit facility to New Hyde Park Realty entities
Wells Fargo finances construction of 35-story residential apartment building in New York City
Honors & Distinctions
Best Lawyers in America (2010-2015)
New York Super Lawyers (2010-2013)
Legal 500 - real estate finance (2012-2014)
Chambers USA (2014): leaders in their field