Evan Lazar, Co-Chairman, Global Real Estate, Dentons
Evan is Co-Chairman of the Global Real Estate Group at Dentons. He is in the top tier group of attorneys specializing in cross-border and emerging markets property investment and finance matters, and is widely recognized as one of the leading real estate investment and property finance lawyers in Europe.
Evan handles major real estate mergers and acquisitions for international real estate funds and private equity organisations, as well as joint ventures, developments and financings throughout Europe and on other continents. His extensive experience in all areas of cross-border transactions has placed him at the forefront of many of the region’s most important property and finance deals, including major retail, hotel, office, logistics and residential developments, financings and institutional investments. Evan acts for numerous leading institutional clients, including AIG Global Real Estate, Blackstone, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Heitman International, Morgan Stanley, Round Hill and Starwood Capital Group.
He served as the Co-Chair of Salans’ Global Real Estate Group for ten years before Dentons was founded. Prior to that, he was the founder of the Central European Real Estate Practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and later Co-Chairman of their European Property and Finance Group. Before moving to Europe in 1993, Evan was a real estate lawyer in Philadelphia with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP.