June 16, 2022

Milbank Real Estate Group Recognized in Chambers USA


Milbank LLP was once again honored with a ranking in the Chambers USA New York table for Real Estate: Finance. Chambers USA ranks leading law firms and attorneys based on in-depth analysis by a team of experienced researchers and provides objective guidance on an international scale. Globally, Milbank is consistently recognized by Chambers for its preeminent legal work.

In addition to the Real Estate group’s ranking, the following Milbank attorneys in the practice were ranked as leaders in their field:

  • Erwin Dweck: Real Estate: Finance – New York (Band 3), 11 years ranked. Sources say that "Erwin Dweck is a very talented problem solver, a straight shooter and uber-responsive." "A market leader in complex transactions, he has superior strategic sense and is completely fluent in 'tranche' warfare."
  • Kevin O’Shea: Real Estate: Finance – New York (Band 1), 13 years ranked. Interviewees note that "Kevin O'Shea wrote the book on mezzanine lending and other structured debt in real estate. He brings invaluable perspective to the table when certain of these higher risk/higher yielding debt investments inevitably get hairy." "He has been guiding us through many complex real estate transactions with comprehensive legal analysis, while balanced with commercial consideration to meet our shifting needs."
  • Yaakov Sheinfeld: Real Estate: Finance – New York (Band 3), 5 years ranked. Clients state that "Yaakov Sheinfeld is a technical master and his client attention and responsiveness is on par with anyone in the business." "Very commercial, a savvy negotiator who knows how to get a deal done." "Exceptionally knowledgeable and a true fighter for his clients' interests."

In January 2022, Jonathan M. Karl was promoted to partner in the Real Estate group. Chambers USA 2022 notes that interviewees report "a particular strength of the Milbank team is their attentiveness to client needs," highlighting that Milbank’s Real Estate practice "exhibits extremely high sophistication."