Allan Goldstein’s practice focuses on real estate finance, commercial development and real estate investments. Specifically, Allan represents developers and owners of real estate in connection with the acquisition, financing, developing, leasing and disposition of real estate projects, while also advising equity investors in a wide variety of real estate projects and landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions. He has significant experience representing sovereign wealth fund and pension fund clients in their US real estate investments. He also has significant experience in the hospitality industry, representing hotel owners in the acquisition, finance, operation and disposition of hotel projects and the negotiation of franchise and management agreements.
In addition, Allan assists clients in a number of lending transactions. He represents banks, savings and loan associations, insurance companies and other financial institutions, as well as borrowers, in connection with a broad range of financing transactions, including the financing of real estate projects (their acquisition, construction and permanent financing). In connection with such lender representation, he has significant experience in loan workout transactions, structuring and implementing deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions and the enforcement of lender’s rights, including foreclosure and receivership proceedings. He also has significant experience in the representation of lenders in the acquisition and sale of pools of loans.
Allan has extensive experience in creating limited liability companies, partnerships and other entities (including the drafting of limited liability company operating agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements and other such agreements) for the acquisition, ownership and/or disposition of real estate.
Before joining the firm, Allan was an equity partner for an Atlanta-based AmLaw 100 firm in one of its DC-area offices. His more than 30 years of experience working for major law firms is preceded by his service as a trial attorney in the tax division at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and his work in the chief counsel’s office at the US Customs Office.