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Kassin Sabbagh sues Lightstone over Beekman Tower
The Real Deal, Nov 23, 2015

Stephen Meister will be speaking at the IMN's Real Estate Forum
IMN, Sep 28, 2015

Trendy Jade Hotel and three other Manhattan sites to be auctioned for $200M plus amid ownership dispute
NY Daily News, Sep 10, 2015

Gemini Real Estate Auctioning Properties Worth $200M Amid Suit
Commercial Observer, Sep 10, 2015

Isaac Chetrit, partner win bid for Midtown office building
The Real Deal, Jul 13, 2015

Hallets Point holdout throws wrinkle in $1.5B Durst project
The Real Deal, Oct 13, 2014

Landlord suits could delay Harlem affordable housing project
The Real Deal, Oct 03, 2014

In Supreme Court Health Care Ruling, Confusion and Contradiction
New York Law Journal, Jul 13, 2014

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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