Law360 recognized Willkie as one of its “Real Estate Practice Groups of 2012.” Willkie is one of only five major firms to receive this honor. The publication published an in-depth profile of Willkie’s Real Estate Department, highlighting some of its significant accomplishments in 2012.
Law360 highlights that Willkie’s “focus on complex transactions for some of the leading players in the global property market led to several billion-dollar deals” in 2012. The firm is praised for its “ability to deliver long-term solutions,” which Law360 notes “has helped them build up a robust client base of private real estate companies, real estate investment trusts, financial institutions and private equity firms.”
The profile also details some of the group’s recent high-profile matters, including its involvement in the real estate aspects of the $3.2 billion sale of Sunrise Senior Living to Heath Care REIT and in Goldman Sachs Group’s $1.85 billion of mortgage and mezzanine loans to Cerberus Capital Management LP to refinance a portfolio of Starwood-managed resort hotels.