Steven Coury concentrates on highly structured real estate finance and capital markets transactions, general real estate law and corporate matters. His real estate finance practice includes representing lenders and borrowers in CMBS origination and securitization, balance sheet lending, mezzanine lending, preferred equity investments, hard money lending, EB-5 lending, agency loans, and real estate debt secondary markets transactions (loan and participation sales and purchases) and debt syndications. In connection with real estate financing, Steven routinely represents clients in negotiating intercreditor agreements, co-lender agreements and participation agreements, as well as workouts, foreclosures and restructurings.
As part of his general real estate practice, Steven represents real estate investors, developers, landlords and tenants in real property acquisitions and assemblages, dispositions, financing, leasing and subleasing in all asset classes (including hospitality, office, retail, multifamily and residential). As part of this practice, Steven frequently represents joint venture partners in negotiating joint venture agreements. He also represents clients in sale/leaseback transactions, master leases, ground leases, REIT based transactions, and is experienced in Sharia law compliancy.
Steven's corporate law experience includes representing clients on corporate acquisitions/M&A matters and general corporate law (including company formation, operating agreements, and joint venture agreements). Steven also routinely issues legal opinions, including nonconsolidation opinions, Delaware bankruptcy law opinions and state law enforceability opinions.
Steven creates long-lasting relationships with his clients through creative legal solutions and a deep understanding of his clients’ business objectives. He has represented and advised major institutions, including Walker & Dunlop, Deutsche Bank, Cantor Fitzgerald, Penn National Gaming, Hunt Investment Management, Atalaya Capital Management, American Immigration Group, SL Green Realty Corp, Capital Trust, Citigroup, DLJ, Fortress, CIT and Anglo Irish.
Represented money center bank on its Manhattan branch leasing
Represented international financial institution on leasing of its Park Avenue headquarters
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Steven was selected for inclusion in New York Metro Region "Super Lawyers" by Super Lawyers in 2018.