Michael J. Weiss

Real Estate Finance, Banking & Finance, Real Estate


Michael Weiss is a partner in the Real Estate practice of Mayer Brown’s New York office. Mike’s practice includes the representation of owners, developers, equity investors, insurance companies, private equity funds and other domestic and foreign financial institutions in complex commercial acquisitions, sales, financings and co-investment transactions throughout the US over a variety of asset classes including gaming, hotels, resorts, office, multi-family and mixed-use projects. He has significant experience with multiple types of financings including permanent, construction, mezzanine and the use of historic tax credits and has a particular focus on high volatility commercial real estate compliance. In addition, Mike has represented clients of the firm with respect to commercial office and retail leases on both the landlord and tenant sides.

Michael joined Mayer Brown in 2010.


  • Represented the developer of a mixed-use project in Brooklyn Heights, New York in the closing of $145 million in construction financing and equity investments to construct 5,680 square feet of retail space and two 19-story towers containing 86 multi-family apartment units, of which 18 units will be dedicated to affordable housing.
  • Represented a real estate investment management company in the acquisition of a 49% economic interest in four shopping malls in Colorado and New Jersey for $793 million.
  • Represented a commercial bank, as administrative agent and lender, in the financing of a $125 million term loan for the acquisition of a 37-story trophy asset in New York’s Plaza District.


  • American University Washington College of Law, JD
    Administrative Law Review
  • Cornell University, BA

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