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Lauren Eve Manton

Lauren Eve Manton

Of Counsel

Lauren Manton handles a wide range of complex commercial real estate matters and helps clients solve problems and close deals. She regularly represents investors, operators, developers, banks and life insurance companies in structuring and negotiating real estate acquisitions and dispositions, sales and financings throughout the US.

Lauren specializes in real estate finance, and seamlessly transitions between representing borrowers and major institutional lenders in a variety of financing transactions for office, retail, hotel, multi-family and other asset classes, including permanent financing, construction financing, bridge financing, mezzanine financing, CMBS financing, Freddie/Fannie financing and loan assumptions.  Lauren also has extensive experience with workouts and deed-in-lieu transactions.

Lauren has extensive experience in the hospitality sector, handling the purchase, sale and financing of hotels. Lauren represents owners and operators on management and franchise agreements, and other specialized issues, for all types of hotel assets. Lauren is known in the hospitality industry for her broad knowledge and for her ability to translate intricate business structures into clear and concise legal documents, and to get transactions closed. She has successfully completed more than two billion dollars of deals for our clients in the hospitality sector alone. 

A portion of Lauren’s practice also includes the representation of clients in leasing office, commercial and warehouse space both as Tenants and as Landlords.

Lauren devotes a significant amount of time each year to pro bono matters and has assisted numerous victims of domestic violence obtain U-VISAs.   In addition, Lauren recently represented the operator of a co-working space for artists sign a lease for newly built space in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx.  Lauren has also assisted this client in the preparation of the form of Membership Agreements for the artists and theater groups which occupy the space.

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  • Representation of borrower in US$550 million financing of four residential towers on the Upper East Side of Manhattan
  • Representation of borrower in US$125 million financing of office building in Midtown Manhattan 
  • Representation of seller in US$1.6 billion sale of five residential towers on the Upper East Side of Manhattan
  • Representation of borrower in US$1.2 billion construction loan financing of iconic downtown Manhattan office building
  • Representation of seller in portfolio sale of two flagged hotels and a parking garage in Illinois 
  • Representation of seller in US$300 million sale of 450,000 square foot office building in Midtown South submarket of Manhattan
  • Representation of owner in US$50 million financing of 442 residential apartment unit complex in Murray Hill submarket of Manhattan
  • Representation of lender in US$60 million construction loan financing of retail component of basketball arena complex in California 
  • Representation of a lender in a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure on a full service hotel in Westchester, New York  
  • Representation of hotel owner and REIT in the acquisition and sale of several dozen select-service hotels throughout the US, including negotiation of hotel management agreements
  • Representation of hotel owner in negotiation of US$290 million construction loan for flagship hotel in Midtown Manhattan
  • Representation of commercial mortgage lender in over US$1.2 billion dollars in balance-sheet financing for seven luxury hotels and resorts in Florida
  • Representation of commercial mortgage lender in US$250 million acquisition and construction loan for luxury iconic midtown Manhattan hotel
  • Representation of purchaser of land and entitlements for development of 400+ unit vacation ownership tower in Hawaii
  • Representation of a life insurance company in US$220 million loan secured by a portfolio of fulfilment facilities in Texas, Florida, California and Virginia leased to a major online retailer
  • Representation of real estate investment manager in acquisition and financing of a student housing facility in Georgia and a senior housing facility in Mississippi
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law 2005
    cum laude
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania 2001
    cum laude