David Kaye is a real estate associate in Kirkland's New York office. David represents and counsels a wide variety of clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, complex secured lending transactions, joint ventures, restructurings, and fund formation. David also assists in the real estate-related aspects of corporate financing, bankruptcy proceedings, mergers, acquisitions, and related transactions
Since joining Kirkland, David was involved in the following matters:
Represented Anglo Irish Bank in the sale of its $9.5 billion portfolio of U.S. commercial real estate loans.
Represented sovereign wealth fund in the acquisition of a property in Times Square under construction to become a Hyatt Hotel and associated $190 million mortgage and mezzanine financing of the transaction.
Represented U.S. private equity fund in connection with the formation of a three-member joint venture to acquire and develop two development properties in California that had been in bankruptcy.
Represented U.S. private equity fund in connection with the formation of a multi-tiered joint venture to acquire a hotel in New York.
Represented major northeastern grocery store in exit financing and equity investment to emerge from bankruptcy and grant multiple liens on over 300 owned and leased locations in various jurisdictions.
Prior to joining Kirkland, David worked on the following matters:
Represented an investment group in connection with an equity contribution into a joint venture which acquired a luxury retail condominium in New York City valued at $115MM.
Represented institutional lender in connection with an amendment and restatement of an existing $400M secured loan facility, guaranty and several other transaction documents encumbering a portfolio of loans valued at $1.26B secured by real estate in the US and Europe.
Represented institutional lender in connection with $75MM mortgage loan.
Represented an amusement park operator in the acquisition and related financing of 22 leased properties and 4 owned properties.
Obtained 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for Transcendence Theatre Company, a start-up theatre company focusing on providing literary culture to low-income suburban areas, and Guerrilla Shakespeare Project, Inc., a start-up theatre company focusing on performing Shakespearean plays in urban areas.
Memberships & Affiliations
American Bar Association: Real Estate Division
Clifford Chance US LLP (2007-2011)