Shira E. Bressler

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA

Shira Bressler is counsel in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Real Estate Practice.

Ms. Bressler’s practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate law with a concentration on real estate finance. Ms. Bressler has worked on transactions involving portfolios of single assets and multiple properties, including development projects, securitized financing, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate banking, and secured high yield transactions. Her finance experience includes representation of lenders and developers in the financing of coal mines, power plants, sand mines, office buildings, shopping centers, and hotels.

Ms. Bressler has represented joint venture partners and real estate private equity funds in the negotiation of complex joint venture agreements for purposes of developing and operating hotels, casinos, and oil and gas pipelines. In addition, Ms. Bressler has represented landlords and tenants in commercial lease and sublease negotiations for office and industrial space.

Ms. Bressler is an active participant in the firm’s pro bono program, having worked extensively on the firm’s representation of Holocaust survivors seeking reparations from the German government. Ms. Bressler has also represented nonprofit organizations in their lease negotiations. Most recently, Ms. Bressler has assisted the Fair Housing Justice Center, as well as various charter schools leasing new space in the New York metropolitan area and Washington, D.C.

Ms. Bressler’s matters include the representation of:

  • Various financial institutions in multiple financings secured by complex portfolios of coal and sand mines
  • A private equity investor in its acquisition and financing of an idled oil refinery and storage terminal in the US Virgin Islands
  • An international specialty chemicals company in connection with various acquisitions and related financings
  • A major national toy and juvenile products company in connection with a CMBS refinancing and master lease structure
  • A Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund in connection with the lease for a restaurant managed by a world-renowned chef
  • A private equity investor in connection with the acquisition of a liquid and powder coatings company with multinational real estate holdings
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