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Nina M. Roket

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Honors

  • Nina was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Real Estate Law, 2021-2023.
  • Nina was named to the "Notable Diverse Leaders in Law" by Crain's New York Business, 2022.
  • Nina was named to the "Notable Women in Law" by Crain's New York Business, 2018-2020 and 2022.
  • Nina was named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, since 2014.
  • Nina was honored as a Leading Lady at the Third Annual Mann Charitable Foundation Event in May 2019.
  • Acknowledgement as a leading player in the New York real estate market:
  • - Real Estate Forum, "Women of Influence," 2019
  • - Real Estate Forum, "Women of Influence - Hall of Fame," 2018
  • -The Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year awarded to Foot Locker’s flagship megastore at 8 Times Square (represented Building owner)
  • - Real Estate Weekly, "Real Estate Weekly Leading Ladies Spotlight," 2014-2021
  • - New York Real Estate Journal, “Women in Real Estate - Professional Services Spotlight,” 2013-2021
  • - New York Real Estate Journal, “2015 Year in Review” Spotlight, December 2015
  • - New York Real Estate Journal, “2002-2012: 10 Years of Women in Real Estate,” May 2012
  • - Real Estate New York, “Women of Influence,” 2008-2009

Education

J.D., cum laude, New York Law School, 1996

  • Articles Editor, Journal of International and Comparative Law

B.A., cum laude, Fordham University, 1993

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 1997

Nina M. Roket is a nationally recognized commercial real estate lawyer focused on leasing, conveyancing and finance transactions and lease and loan restructuring.  Nina acts as a trusted business advisor to companies and investors.

Nina leads Olshan's commercial leasing practice and advises clients across the U.S. in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, sales, acquisitions and mortgage, mezzanine and preferred equity financings.

Nina also represents landlords and tenants in flexible workspace leases and structured revenue sharing deals.

She actively represents and advises landlords and tenants in lease restructuring situations across the country. 

Nina acts as landlord's counsel at numerous office buildings in Midtown and Downtown New York City and also represents hedge funds, sports and entertainment companies, technology companies, medical institutions, start- ups and finance companies in leasing space for their headquarters.

In addition, Nina manages complex retail leasing transaction projects on behalf of numerous developers and owners at significant, high profile retail sites across the U.S., including New York, Miami Beach, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and Atlantic City, and has a specialty in food and restaurant leases, representing both owners and food and restaurant operators.

Nina acts as a co-administrative partner at the firm, chair of the firm's Hiring Committee, and founder and chair of the firm's Women’s Committee.

Nina has been consistently acknowledged as a leading lawyer and influencer in Real Estate, including being named as a Leading Women Lawyer in New York and Notable Diverse Leader in Law by Crain’s New York Business, induction by Real Estate Forum to the Women of Influence Hall of Fame list, and election by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law.

Professional & Community Affiliations

WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Urban Land Institute (ULI) - Mentor Program

  • Represent HELM Equities in the acquisition, financing, development and leasing of its first Miami ground up development project in the Design District including office, retail and the largest offering of outdoor space in the Design District.
  • Represent JEMB Realty Corp. in an acquisition loan from AIG for a Wyndham hotel in Florida.
  • Represent Resorts Casino Hotel in a credit facility and mortgage financing from Fifth Third. 
  • Represent JEMB Realty Corp. in its leasing matters in NYC and at its development site located in Downtown Brooklyn known as One Willoughby Square. Also represented JEMB in its development agreement for One Willoughby Square.
  • Represented the owner and developer of a project in Gowanus, Brooklyn in a lease to Tesla.
  • Represent a financing provider in financing and lease build-out solutions. 
  • Represent Knotel Holdings in its leasing matters.
  • Represent Resorts Casino Hotel in all leasing and licensing transactions involving Margaritaville Atlantic City Entertainment Complex, including a lease for a live entertainment venue.
  • Represented The Wing in its restructuring and leasing matters nationally.
  • Represented real estate developer David Edelstein in a lease and collaboration with renowned restaurateurs Stephen Starr and Keith McNally bringing NYC Meatpacking District hotspot Pastis to the trendy Wynwood arts area in Miami.
  • Represent/advise landlords and tenants across the country in lease restructuring situations.
  • Represent/advise borrowers in commercial loan restructuring situations. 
  • Represented the owner and developer of Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in all leasing matters including a lease for a theater and live entertainment venue.
  • Represented a landlord in downtown Manhattan in a lease to Cipriani for a catering venue.
  • Represented WeWork in leasing matters.
  • Represented the owner of a development project in Gowanus, Brooklyn in a lease for a brewery and tap room.
  • Represented the owner of a site in Times Square in a lease to Yardhouse for its flagship NYC restaurant/brewery/tap room.
  • Represent Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in significant net leases of development sites and leases of data centers.
  • Represent Himmel + Meringoff Properties in its leasing matters in NYC.
  • Represents both landlords and operators in flexible workspace and co-working space leases and revenue sharing agreements.
  • Represent Himmel + Meringoff Properties in the acquisition and financing of an office and warehouse building in Long Island City.
  • Represented the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets in a lease for its new corporate headquarters in Industry City, in Sunset Park in downtown Brooklyn. The new headquarters will occupy approximately 85,000 square feet in Building 19, which is also where the Nets' training facility is located.
  • Represented the borrower in a $100M mortgage financing from Bank of the Ozarks and $100M mezzanine financing from a foreign lender for its development site on the Upper East Side.
  • Represent Columbus Turnstyle LLC in the leasing, financing and development of TurnStyle, an underground marketplace in the 59th Street Columbus Circle concourse, including negotiating a master lease with the MTA, leases with individual retailers, financing and joint venture agreements, construction agreements and advertising agreements. The Turnstyle project was one of the thirteen retail deals nominated by The Real Estate Board of New York as "The Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year."
  • Represented the owner of 8 Times Square in a lease to Foot Locker for its prime Times Square location, which was recognized by The Real Estate Board of New York as “The Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year.”
  • Represented the owner of a NYC midtown luxury building in a lease to the Core Club, a high-end spa, fitness club and restaurant.
  • Represented the owner of a building on West 125thStreet in a lease to Bed Bath and Beyond.
  • Represented multiple landlords across the country in leases to H&M, including a lease in NYC for its largest store worldwide.
  • Represent the owner of various sites on Lincoln Road, Miami in retail leases to various national and local retailers and restaurateurs.
  • Represented Forest City Ratner in its leasing matters at The Bridge at Cornell Tech.
  • Represented a buyer of a partial interest in a 72-year leasehold, on the retail and medical suites at 2012-2018 Broadway, near Lincoln Center.
  • Represent the owner of a downtown New York City office building in a lease of approximately 240,000 square feet to an agency of the State of New York.
  • Represent a restaurant franchisee in its leasing projects in the New York metropolitan area.
  • Represented a New York-based real estate company in the acquisition of development sites in the New York metropolitan area and in the leasing of those sites to Trader Joe’s, Walgreen’s and TD Bank.
  • Represented the owner of a building in Memphis, TN in a warehousing lease of the entire building (625,000 square feet) to Trane Inc.
  • Represented the owner of a building in Tampa, FL in a lease of 180,000 square feet to OSI Restaurant Partners, the parent of Outback Steakhouse, for its headquarters.
  • Represented a New York-based real estate company in the purchase, out of foreclosure, and financing of multi-family property in Annapolis, MD.
  • Represented William Telepan, a celebrated New York City chef, in a lease for his debut restaurant, Telepan on the Upper West Side, and subsequently for his Telepan Local in Tribeca.
  • Represented the owner of a downtown New York City office building in a significant lease to Millennium High School.
  • Represented the owner of a building in Newark, NJ in a lease of approximately 50,000 square feet to ACS State & Local Solutions, Inc., provider of EZpass services for the State of New Jersey.

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