Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announced today that Micah Arbisser has joined the firm’s New York office as counsel in its Real Estate Group. Mr. Arbisser brings to the firm significant real estate experience structuring and negotiating joint ventures and preferred equity investments across asset classes.
In his new role, Mr. Arbisser will focus on advising all types of real estate investors, including asset managers, private equity sponsors, hedge funds, developers, family offices and sovereign wealth funds on a full scope of real estate transactional needs.
“Micah’s deep expertise in sophisticated joint venture transactions makes him a strong addition to our team and enhances our group’s capabilities, furthering our reputation for handling our clients’ most complex and challenging real estate matters,” said Peter Irwin, Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Group.
Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Arbisser was a partner of another international law firm where he worked in the real estate group. Mr. Arbisser received his A.B. cum laude from Princeton University in 2001 and his J.D. from Columbia University School of law in 2005 where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Debevoise’s Real Estate Group delivers sophisticated advice and exceptional service to a diverse client base, which reflects the versatility and deep industry experience of each member of the practice. The group’s strength lies in the depth and breadth of the real estate transactions it has handled. With a significant national presence, the practice regularly advises on large and complex property acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture arrangements, development projects, financings, restructurings and leasing transactions on behalf of a wide range of clients, including private equity funds, financial institutions, real estate investment trusts, pension funds, pension fund advisors, hedge funds, publicly traded corporations and other domestic and international investors. The Real Estate Group works regularly with the firm’s tax, finance, capital markets, employee benefits, environmental and litigation practices in order to craft practical, multidisciplinary, commercially savvy and cost-effective solutions to issues encountered by its clients.