Joseph Lanzkron
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Joseph Lanzkron is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in the New York office. He has advised both borrowers and lenders in various mortgage and mezzanine financing transactions across multiple property types, including both securitized and balance sheet loans. He also regularly represents high-profile clients on complex real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures. His recent experience includes representing various lenders to Blackstone in the financing of its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Strategic Hotels & Resorts and in a $1.02 billion mortgage loan, secured by the Willis Tower in Chicago; Goldman Sachs, as lender, to Veritas Investments in a $815 million financing for 75 multi-family properties, marking the largest transaction of its kind ever at the time in San Francisco; and ESL Investments in various financings and its $5.2 billion acquisition of Sears Holdings, including over $1.5 billion in real estate assets.  He has been recognized as a leading real estate lawyer in several directories and publications, including most recently being recognized as a “Rising Star” in real estate by Law360.