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Michael K. Berman

Special Counsel
Washington, DC
F: +1.202.747.3850
New York
T: +1.212.653.8700
F: +1.212.653.8701


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • B.A., University of Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York


Michael Berman is a Special Counsel in the Real Estate and Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Groups who splits time between the firm's Washington, D.C. and New York offices.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Berman's practice focuses on the representation of debt funds, investment banks, lending institutions, real estate funds, developers, investors and operators in a variety of commercial real estate transactions including acquisition, disposition, financing, joint venture, leasing and sale-leaseback transactions for a variety of asset classes including, hotels, shopping centers, multi-family properties, retail, office and industrial buildings, condominiums and specialty projects.

Mr. Berman has significant experience in the structuring and closing of mortgage loan transactions for securitization in the capital markets and/or participation in secondary market transactions, as well as conventional permanent, construction, acquisition and bridge financings, syndications and participation loans including A/B structures, mezzanine loans, credit tenant loans, the acquisition and disposition of mortgage loans including the negotiation of intercreditor, participation and co-lender arrangements. Mr. Berman has represented a variety of clients in connection with loan workouts and restructurings, discounted pay-offs, deed-in-lieu transactions, and foreclosures.