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Stephen B. Meister of Meister Seeling & Fein LLP Speaks at Real Estate Symposium Sponsored by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the Real Estate Circle of Columbia Business School
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Stephen B. Meister


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Lender liability suits both as to prosecution and defense in all 50 states and in federal courts; real estate loan work-outs and modifications; loan modification business consultation; non-recourse carve–out, payment, completion and carry guaranty mitigation and enforcement; UCC mezzanine loan foreclosures and mortgage foreclosures both as to defense (temporary restraining orders) and prosecution; affordable housing litigation and exits; all aspects of transactional real estate including purchase and sale agreements, securitized mortgage loan transactions, mezzanine loans, intercreditor and participation agreements, preferred equity operating agreements, ground leases and leasehold mortgages, net leases, sale leasebacks, office, retail and industrial leasing transactions, title claims and title policy construction; general commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels in all state and federal courts; and AAA and other commercial arbitration proceedings and mediation.

Stephen Meister divides his national practice into two major areas: high profile litigations, frequently real estate related, and large complex real estate transactions. Mr. Meister is well known nationwide for his comprehensive knowledge of real estate matters, battle-tested trial skills, and the powerful deal making presence he brings to difficult, high stakes negotiations.

During his thirty years of experience, Mr. Meister has acted as lead trial attorney on a number of hard fought, high stakes federal and state court actions. For example, he obtained a last minute temporary restraining order stopping the Bank of America, Wells Fargo and the Fed from wiping out $2.4 billion of mezzanine debt+ ++ which subsequently drove the Extended Stay Hotel chain into bankruptcy. Mr. Meister is also well-known for his expertise in complex lender liability cases, real estate and mezzanine foreclosures, affordable housing cases, mandamus proceedings against state and municipal agencies, rent stabilization laws, contract disputes, business tort actions, legal malpractice and brokerage commission claims.

Mr. Meister, in his own right, is a successful real estate investor, developer, businessman and accomplished multi-engine instrument rated pilot. Mr. Meister brings a practical business approach to all legal representations. He represents diversified clients including individual real estate entrepreneurs and investors, bankers, hedge funds and private real estate equity funds.

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