Michael Haas, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice, represents private equity firms, real estate asset managers, public companies and REITs, and private real estate companies in sophisticated, market-defining transactions.

A widely recognized leader in real estate private equity and finance, Mr. Haas helps market-shaping private capital clients successfully navigate their most complex deals in the United States and internationally. He brings broad experience across a range of asset classes, including: single family rental (SFR), multifamily housing, industrial and logistics facilities, senior housing, retail, office, and data centers.

Mr. Haas’ work includes:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
  • Joint ventures
  • Financings
  • 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, 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. 

Mr. Haas regularly advises market-leading clients, including:

  • AGC Equity Partners
  • Apollo Management
  • The Blackstone Group
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • Corten Real Estate Partners
  • H.I.G. Realty Partners
  • Howard Hughes 
  • Invitation Homes
  • Mack Real Estate Group
  • Oak Hill Advisors
  • Pathway Homes
  • Safehold
  • StepStone Real Estate Partners
  • StonePeak Partners
  • Tanger Outlets Centers
  • W. P. Carey

Bar Qualification

  • New York
  • Ohio


  • JD, Cleveland State University - Marshall College of Law, 1994
  • BA, Syracuse University, 1991