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Eric L. Goldberg

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Honors

  • Consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, since 2007.
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America® 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the field of Real Estate Law.

Education

J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1978

  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Senior Editor, Washington University Law Quarterly, 1977 – 1978

B.S., Cornell University, 1974

  • Phi Kappa Phi

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1992
  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1979
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Eric L. Goldberg counsels well-known clients in high-profile hotel and commercial real estate development transactions.

Eric is recognized for his skilled handling of real estate acquisitions, development, joint ventures and restructurings on behalf of his clients. He also assists in negotiating real estate financing, including building, senior and mezzanine loans.

Eric has represented major clients in several widely publicized deals, including the purchases of the Citigroup Center Building and The Sheffield in New York City and the Desert Passage in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the purchase and development of high-end residential condominium projects in New York City. He recently represented hotel owners in Miami Beach, Florida on the refinancing of senior and mezzanine debt for the W South Beach and the purchase and then sale of the iconic Raleigh Hotel.

Another strong area of focus for Eric is assisting clients in the purchase of debt, including The Miami Mart and Hotel in Florida, The Ocean Place Resort Development in New Jersey, various loan portfolios in the New York metropolitan area, and the workout and foreclosure of those mortgages.

Eric has been a panelist and moderator at major conferences, where he has spoken on “Distressed Real Estate: Strategies and Opportunities” and served as a panelist for “Show Me the Money: Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets.”

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • New York State and American Bar Associations
  • Local and State Real Estate Taxation Committee
  • Represented W South Beach owners in $140 million refinancing.
  • Represented Raleigh Hotel owners in hotel purchase, management agreement and later sale of hotel.
  • Represented seller in achieving highest price ever for Lincoln Road, Miami Beach retail properties.
  • Represented Bonjour Capital as it took title to 333 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, New York from two bitterly fighting debtors.
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition of Citigroup Center in New York City.
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition of the Desert Passage shopping mall in the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition of The Sheffield in New York City.
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition and development of high-end residential condominium projects in New York City.

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Speaking Engagements

Moderator, "Mezzanine, Preferred Equity, and Joint Venture Funding," GreenPearl New York: Beyond Distress, September 22, 2011

Panelist, "Show Me the Money: Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets," Massey Knakal Commercial Real Estate Investment Summit, May 2011

Moderator, "Distressed Real Estate: Strategies and Opportunities Breakfast Panel Discussion" sponsored by Olshan and KPMG, November 2010

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