Susan E. D. Neuberg


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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Financial Institutions
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.331.3112
Fax: 202.331.3101
University Binghamton University, State University of New York, B.A., with honors; Stanford University, A.M.
Law SchoolBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D. Executive Editor, Cardozo Law Review, Founding Member, Women's Annotated Legal Bibliography
Admitted1984, New York; 1993, Connecticut; 2006, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, DCBIA, Capital Markets Committee, 2007-Present
•Member, Jewish Association for Community Living, 1999-Present
•Board Member, Board of Trustees, 2002-Present
•President, 1999-2002
•Member, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, Special Servicer and Investor Forums, 1994-Present
•Member, Mortgage Bankers Association, Special Servicer and Mezzanine Lenders' Committees, 1994-Present
•Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1992-Present
•Member, Real Property Law Committee, 1992-1995
•Member, Mortgage Loan Opinions Subcommittee
•Member, Mortgage Transfer Gains Tax Subcommittee
•Member, New York State Bar Association, Real Estate Financing and Lien Committee, 1990-Present
•Member, Greater Hartford Federation Endowment Foundation, Legal and Tax Panel, 1999-2005
•Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University, Real Estate Institute, Real Estate Finance
•Adjunct Lecturer, UCONN School of Law, Insurance Finance Law

LanguagesPortuguese, Fluent; Spanish, Fluent; Hebrew, Conversational

Susan E. D. Neuberg focuses her practice on structuring, negotiating and documenting debt and equity investments for global institutional and alternative investors, major lenders, advisors and portfolio managers. She has worked on numerous debt and equity transactions and has wide ranging business and legal experience in a broad array of real estate, real estate finance and capital markets transactions. She counsels clients in the financial services and real estate industries on complex real estate matters, debt and equity ventures, capital markets, securitization vehicles, bankruptcy remote entities, structured debt and derivative product matters, as well as Dodd-Frank and other financial regulatory reform, securitized lending practices including CMBS bonds, FDIC loss-share arrangements, the servicing of non-performing REMIC collateral, rating agencies criteria, investor reporting, and asset management. Susan's clients include multi-national banks, investment banks, life companies, CMBS portfolio managers and servicers, pension funds and their advisors, as well as borrowers, owners and developers.

Awards & Recognition

•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015

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Press Releases

09.03.14 Greenberg Traurig Expands Real Estate Finance Practice with Susan E.D. Neuberg

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Contributor, Newest Property-Secured Bonds Invite Scrutiny, Law360, February 20, 2014
•Author, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, Pipeline, November 2010
•Author, Market Watch: Commercial Lending, Pipeline, Vol. XXXV, October 2008
•Author, The Anatomy, History and Future of Commercial Loan Securitization, Commercial Mortgage Insight, July 2008
•Author, Cutting Edge Financing Trends: Mezzanine Debt and More - What's Hot and What's Not, Corporate Real Estate and the Law, No. 2, 2006


•Speaker, CMBS Securitization Issues and Loan Servicing, Maryland State Bar Association, Commercial Real Estate Symposium, Baltimore, MD, March 2014
•Instructor and Co-Author of Written Materials, Wells Fargo Asset Management Training Program (FHLMC/Freddie Mac, Capital Markets Execution), McLean, VA, January 2014
•Moderator, The In-House General Counsel Plenary: I'm Currently Spending Too Much Time On... IMN Real Estate General Counsel Forum, New York, NY, Fall 2013
•Panelist, The Real World: Case Histories of Hotel, Restaurant, Assisted Care Facility and Petroleum Loan Restructures and Exit Strategies, Securitized Debt Instruments and Collateral, Trigild Lenders' Conference, Dallas, TX, Spring 2012
•Moderator and Panelist, Navigating Turbulent Waters: Servicing Commercial Loans in the Present Economic Landscape, American Legal Financial Network Conference, Washington, D.C., July 2010
•Moderator, Got Capital? Annual State of the Capital Markets, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., January 2009
•Speaker and Author, Have We Shattered the Glass Ceiling? If So, When? Case Study: Brooksley E. Born, Former Head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); and The Attempt to Regulate Derivatives--What Went Wrong? The Women's Initiative Network, Archon (Goldman Sachs), Dallas, TX, October 2008
•Speaker, The Current Upheaval in the Capital Markets, DCBIA Capital Markets Committee, Washington, D.C., February 2008


•Co-Author, Covered Bonds, Chapter 13, Mortgage and Asset Backed Securities Litigation Handbook, Thompson Reuters, September 2009


•Judicial Clerk, Hon. Monroe G. McKay, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1983-1984

Legal Experience

•First Vice President and Assistant Deputy General Counsel, Travelers/Citigroup, 1998-2001
•Vice President and Counsel, 1994-1998
•Associate Counsel, Realty Investments, 1992-1994
•Vice President and Counsel, Home Life Insurance Company, 1986-1992 (Also at New York, New York Office)

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Portfolio Management and Real Estate Finance; Structured, documented, and closed, on behalf of Bank of America, GMAC, and CAPMARK, in excess of $200 billion secondary market CMBS transactions, including substitution of collateral, over seventy-five loan assumptions, TIC transfers and transfers of beneficial interests.; Modified, restructured, foreclosed or liquidated in excess of $5 billion of CMBS loans and loan portfolios secured by government leased properties, commercial office and retail properties, hotels, industrial parks, multi-family projects and recreational facilities.; Represented the FDIC in structured loss-share sales aggregating $3.2 billion for LLC interests backed by servicing rights and failed bank loans.; Represented TIAA-CREF in the acquisition of various B note and mezzanine real estate loan participation interests in excess of $700 million, secured by office buildings, hotels and shopping centers.; Negotiated and closed a $500 million permanent credit facility and construction loan secured by a major Washington, D.C. redevelopment project.; Negotiated, structured, and closed two senior subordinated term loan transactions and one senior and mezzanine leasehold transaction aggregating $200 million for a major life insurance company, secured by office, industrial, and leasehold interests located throughout the United States.; Structured, negotiated and closed a $242 million syndicated loan secured by a portfolio of industrial, office, R&D and retail properties located in Southern California.; Represented Bank of America, GMAC, and CAPMARK before Moody's, Standard & Poor's, and Fitch in connection with secondary market matters in excess of $3.2 billion requiring rating agency approval.; Represented private investors in private funds formation and the acquisition of servicing rights and distressed assets.; Negotiated and documented the substitution of assets for a group of institutional investors due to the bankruptcy of a municipal hospital representing 30% of a CMBS pool.; Asset Management and Recovery; Responsible for the restructure, workout and sale of $4.8 billion dollars of real estate and underperforming loans for Travelers Realty Investment Company during 1993-1995.; Responsible for the structured bid pool program and note sales of $2.2 billion for Citigroup's Alternative Investments Group.; Documented and negotiated the conversion of 1 million sq. ft. New York office condominium and structured $135 million sales program targeted at national and international entities and not-for-profit agencies on behalf of institutional seller/developer, including negotiations and coordination with the Empire State Development Corporation, Con Edison and the United Nations.; Restructured senior and subordinated debt secured by numerous hotels including the Hyatt Bethesda, Del Coronado, Warwick Hotel and Fort Lauderdale Marriott, as well as restructured debt for brand name motel chains and other hospitality projects such as marinas, golf courses and other recreational facilities in the United States and the Caribbean.; Negotiated, drafted and documented license agreements, comfort letters, franchise agreements, transfers of liquor licenses, ancillary documentation, concession and restaurant agreements and leases for equity investors and fund sponsors, as well as contracts with project managers, contractors and architects for multimillion dollar hotel renovation programs.; Represented a government sponsored agency in structuring the sale of equity participation interests of distressed assets.; Acquisitions, Dispositions and Equity Ventures; Served as chief negotiator and senior legal business advisor for Citigroup's Alternative Investments, in connection with the formation with Tishman Realty, $800 million international office acquisition and development venture fund.; Represented Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the formation of a programmatic equity joint venture hotel fund with a major New York-based international developer and affiliated construction company for the acquisition of sites, development and constructions of hotel projects in metropolitan areas and the negotiation of hotel operating and management agreement.; Represented Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the formation of a joint venture and documentation and negotiations of the financing and acquisition of a hotel complex and an office in the Southeast, including the negotiation and documentation of a restaurateur license agreement and franchise operating agreement with Marriott International.; Negotiated and closed the acquisition of 2.1 million square feet of retail and 3.5 million square feet of commercial office properties for a major life insurance company.; Represented joint venture between Vornado and Forest City in connection with the Waterfront Redevelopment Project in Washington, D.C.; Represented pension fund joint venture in the purchase and sale of hotel portfolios located in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States.; Corporate Real Estate and Leasing; Represented REITs, private equity funds and hedge funds in ancillary contracts, leasing matters, agreements and other corporate real estate matters.; Negotiated leases for investment banks, hedge funds, major commercial and retail tenants, other financial institutions, and landlords, including international boutiques, national department store chains, and major sports franchises in mixed-use development, retail strip centers and urban and suburban locations.; Represented shopping center developers in the acquisition and development of strip malls, including the preparation of property management agreements, standard lease forms and other project agreements.; Represented corporate facilities divisions of two major financial institutions in property management contracts and lease negotiations as tenant for regional office facilities and as landlord for corporate real estate.; The above representations were handled by Ms. Neuberg prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
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Susan E. D. Neuberg

2101 L St., N.W., Suite 1000
WashingtonDC 20037


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