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Eric L. Goldberg

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Honors

  • Eric has been consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, since 2007.
  • Eric has been named to the Top 100: 2019 New York — Metro Super Lawyers list.
  • Eric has been consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Real Estate Law, from 2012 - 2020.

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

Eric L. Goldberg counsels prominent clients in high-stakes, high-profile hotel and commercial real estate development transactions in key geographic areas and industries.

Eric is well-known in the industry for his skilled handling of sophisticated real estate structures, financings, workouts, restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions of all asset classes of real estate.

Many of his high profile clients have consistently relied on his keen business judgment and industry insight over many years, and routinely involve him in their critical decision making on major projects. He assists clients across the full range of their real estate business, from capital raising to acquisitions, frequently acting as outside general counsel as needed. Eric represents prominent real estate developers and investors in their investment decision-making, financing and development of notable properties. His clients range from private and boutique investment firms, high-end commercial and residential developers, hotel owners, and family offices in sophisticated financial and other transactions.in projects from $5 million dollars to those exceeding $1.5 billion.

In New York, Eric recently assisted client Bonjour Capital in securing a $115 million Fannie Mae loan for Bonjour’s property at 1735 York Avenue. He previously represented Bonjour in the acquisition of the building from Glenwood Management and the acquisition financing.

Over the past several years, Eric has represented major clients in numerous widely publicized nationwide deals, including several transactions of note in the high tech corridors of Seattle (acquisition and subsequent refinancing of several Amazon office buildings) and Silicon Valley, totaling over $1.5 billion dollars; the recent sale of the Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas; the purchases of the Citigroup Center Building and The Sheffield in New York City; and the purchase and development of high-end residential condominium projects in New York City.

Eric’s representation of clients in highly publicized hotel and commercial transactions has influenced the changing landscape of South Beach in Miami. Among his key transactions in this area, he has represented hotel owners in Miami Beach on the refinancing of senior and mezzanine debt for the W South Beach and the purchase and sale of the Raleigh Hotel, a nostalgic icon.

Eric also regularly assist clients in the acquisition and workout of large loan and asset portfolios, restructuring real estate debt, including mezzanine financings and preferred equity, and receiverships, foreclosures and bankruptcies.   He has assisted 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 is frequently requested to serve as a panelist and moderator at distinguished conferences across the country. He has spoken and offered his expertise on “Distressed Real Estate: Strategies and Opportunities,” served as a panelist for “Show Me the Money: Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets,” and “Real Estate Succession and Wealth Transfer.”

Eric has been cited for his preeminence in real estate law in New York City and throughout the United States by Best Lawyers since 2012, has been consistently named to New York Super Lawyers list since 2007 and been named to the Top 100 2019 New York – Metro Super Lawyer.

Eric received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where he served as senior editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly, and was Order of the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi. He received his B.S. from Cornell University.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • New York State and American Bar Associations
  • Local and State Real Estate Taxation Committee
  • Represented client Bonjour Capital in securing a $115 million Fannie Mae loan for Bonjour’s property at 1735 York Avenue. Previously represented Bonjour in the acquisition of the building from Glenwood Management and the acquisition financing.
  • Represented client in securing a $220 million CMBS refinancing made by Natixis Real Estate Capital LLC for the Amazon Phase VII building located in Seattle, WA.
  • Represented developer in connection with construction loan in plans to develop a $31 million hotel and restaurant in Tuckahoe.
  • Represented client in acquisition of an Amazon.com Inc. office building in Bellevue, WA from Schnitzer West LLC for approximately $310 million. 
  • Represented client in acquisition of a hi-tech office complex for $291 million. The 15-acre office campus, which comprises three three-story office buildings of 350,000 square feet, is located in Sunnyvale, California, the heart of Silicon Valley.  
  • Represented client in an acquisition of an Amazon.com Inc. 290,000 square foot mixed-used building in Seattle, WA for approximately $270 million. 
  • Represented client in acquisition of a 12-story, 318,700 square foot office building located in Seattle, Washington featuring Amazon’s headquarters for $244 million.
  • Represented client in the sale of Miracle Mile Shops, a 200-store indoor mall within the Planet Hollywood Resort located on the Las Vegas strip, to an investment partnership for approximately $1.1 billion. The 475,000 square-foot mall is celebrated as one of the 10 busiest malls in the country. Olshan initially represented the venture in the purchase of the mall in 2003 and handled the repositioning of the leases in the mall for several years and represented the venture in several refinancings, culminating in the sale. 
  • 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.

Media Mentions/News

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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