STEVE KOPPEL's practice focuses on all aspects of real estate private equity and real estate finance, including a national practice in community development law. Steve represents institutional equity investors throughout the United States and in Europe in the acquisition, development and financing of office buildings, hotels, multifamily housing, public storage facilities, student housing, assisted living, shopping malls and condominium projects. He also has extensive experience in real estate finance and development, including the financing and development of projects in opportunity zones. In addition, Steve represents major financial institutions and owners in real estate workouts, restructurings, foreclosures and deeds in lieu of foreclosure and has done so for more than 30 years.
Steve’s strong leadership on behalf of his clients has earned him recognition from numerous publications, including Chambers USA (2014–2020), The Legal 500 for Real Estate Finance (2012–2014), New York Super Lawyers (2010–2019) and Best Lawyers in America (2009–2020). In Chambers USA (2019), one client comments that “he is a great lawyer and advisor; tenacious, thoughtful and deeply experienced.”
Admissions & Certifications
- New York
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1985 (with honors)
- Columbia University, B.A., 1982 (with honors)