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.

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    • Represented developers in 250,000-square-foot office space development.
    • Represented developer in 383-suite hotel project in Washington DC.
    • Represented tenants in lease of more than 100,000 square feet of office space.
    • Represented sovereign wealth fund client in a US$983 million refinance of class of office properties in the DC Metro Area.
    • Represented pension fund in a US$45 million investment in a Northern Virginia residential project.
    • Represented offshore client in a US$100 million investment in a Washington DC office building.
    • Represented landlord in lease of 500,000 square-foot office project.
    • Represented lender in the acquisition of more than US$100 million in loans.
    • Represented lender in a US$79 million construction loan.
    • Represented borrower in a US$200 million revolving- and term-loan facility.
    • Represented lender in foreclosure of US$108 million loan secured by 392 unit multifamily project.
    • Represented lender in workout/restructure of more than US$200 million in loans.
    • Represented lender in receivership proceedings and foreclosure in connection with a US$45 million construction loan on a partially-completed retail project.
    • Representation of hotel owner/operator in creation of a US$70 million equity fund for the acquisition of hotel projects, and the acquisition of several hotel projects located throughout the US.


    • George Washington University, LL.M., Taxation, 1978
    • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., Albany Law Review, 1973
    • George Washington University, B.A., 1970


    • District of Columbia, 1989
    • Virginia, 1985

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • American Bar Association (Real Estate Section)
    • Virginia Bar Association (Real Estate Section)
    • Education Committee, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
    • Most Outstanding Attorney, United States Department of Justice (1982)
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