Michael Haas, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice, represents private equity firms, real estate asset managers, and public and private real estate companies in sophisticated, market-defining transactions.
A widely recognized market leader in real estate private equity and finance, Mr. Haas helps clients successfully navigate their most complex deals in the United States and internationally. He brings broad experience across a range of asset classes, including multifamily housing, industrial and logistics facilities, senior housing, retail spaces, data centers, and office buildings.
Mr. Haas’ work includes:
- Mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
- Joint ventures
- Workouts and restructurings, including in relation to distressed assets
Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Haas delivers strategic and creative advice to clients. In particular, he leverages his in-depth market knowledge and vast network of connections to help clients achieve their business objectives.
Mr. Haas is regularly recognized as an accomplished practitioner in his field, including by The Legal 500 US and Chambers USA, and Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Haas plays an active leadership role in numerous community organizations and nonprofits. He currently serves on the board of the Basser Leadership Council for the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Mr. Haas is a recipient of the Tree of Life Award, the highest humanitarian award given by the Jewish National Fund, and has been honored by the Basser Center. He is a current member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the American Bar Association (Real Property Section).