Marc Shapiro is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Real Estate practice. He concentrates his practice on real estate and real estate finance and has more than 30 years of experience representing institutional lenders and private investors in sophisticated debt and equity transactions involving real estate.
Marc has represented clients in over US$20 billion in financings and equity investments involving more than 750 properties in 50 US states, the Caribbean, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Southeast Asia, including more than 350 hotel properties. He has also represented lenders and borrowers in more than 750 loan transactions and 200 debt restructuring transactions including structured asset dispositions, and sales and acquisitions of single asset and portfolio debt in the secondary market. Marc counsels owners, operators and lenders in complex purchase, sale and leasing transactions involving office, shopping center, industrial, multifamily and hospitality properties.
In 1993, Marc established the first securitized lending program to the hospitality industry through a US$2 billion commitment from a major Wall Street financial institution. He also has been actively involved in mezzanine lending since the earliest large mezzanine transactions of the 1990s.