Elsa A. Ben-Shimon
Elsa Ben-Shimon joined the Firm in 2008 and is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group and Chair of the U.S./Israel Real Estate Practice.
Ms. Ben-Shimon has developed an expertise in many complex areas of commercial real estate law, focusing on joint venture agreements (representing both money partners and operating partners), acquisitions, dispositions, financings (representing both borrowers and lenders), restructurings and development relating to all asset classes of commercial real estate.
Ms. Ben-Shimon’s practice has also focused on helping Israeli investors expand their investments in US real estate on the debt and equity side. Ms. Ben-Shimon is an Israeli national, is fluent in Hebrew and French and has many ties in the Israeli business community.
Beyond providing legal counsel, clients value the business introductions that Ms. Ben-Shimon regularly makes between clients and prospective deals or business partners, made with the goal of helping grow a client’s business. She already has major institutions from Israel calling her for assistance in investing in U.S. real estate assets.
Ms. Ben-Shimon received her L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University and holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is admitted to practice in New York and Israel.
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