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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
(212) 735-3000
Website
[email protected]

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is an international law firm based in New York. Marshal Skadden, John Slate, and Lee Arps founded the firm in 1948. It adapted its current name in 1960. Its first office outside of New York opened in 1973 and its first international office opened in Tokyo in 1987, by which time Skadden had become one of the three largest law firms in the United States. Skadden has 23 offices worldwide, and in addition to Tokyo, international offices include Paris, Singapore, London, Moscow, Munich, Hong Kong and many others. It is the fourth largest firm globally by revenue, collecting $2.23 billion in 2013.

Skaddens most famous representations include representing RJR Nabisco in the $25 billion buyout of the company by Kohlber, Kravis Roberts & Co. in 1989 then the largest corporate transaction in history. In 2005, Skadden represented China Construction Bank in the worlds largest IPO at that time.

In real estate, Skaddens lawyers focus on leasing transactions, development, lending and securitization, REITs, and workouts and restructurings. Skadden has been involved in major sales and acquisitions across New York City, representing Boston Properties, Silverstein Properties and many other top firms. The firm represented Starwood Property Trust in its $932 million IPO, the largest mortgage REIT IPO in history. The firm has completed headquarter lease transactions for McGraw Hill, Sony Corporation of America, and many other firms, and has represented companies like BlackRock Realty in connection with their corporate leasing programs.

-WP