Stephen G. Tomlinson, P.C. - Partner

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Stephen G. Tomlinson, P.C.

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New York
Phone: +1 212-446-4684
Fax: +1 212-446-4900
Phone: +1 312-862-2386
Fax: +1 312-862-2200
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Professional Profile

Stephen Tomlinson’s practice focuses on business transactions in the real estate and hospitality industries for real estate private equity sponsors, sovereign and other non-U.S. investors and real estate operating companies engaged in acquisitions and dispositions, operating company and multi-investor fund formations and investments. Clients with whom Steve regularly works include Al Faisal Holdings, confidential Sovereign Wealth Funds, Bain Capital, Dune Real Estate Partners, Grove International Partners, The Lionstone Group, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners and USAA Real Estate Company.

In November 2011, Steve was named a Real Estate MVP by Law360 for his work on Anglo Irish Bank’s sale of its $9.5 billion U.S. commercial property loan portfolio. Recommended by clients as a “standout lawyer who does a great job ... at the pinnacle of transaction deals,” Steve has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Real Estate by Chambers USA and by Who’s Who Legal in the Real Estate chapter. He has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2005 and was also named in New York Super Lawyers every year since 2011. He is recommended by the Practical Law Company in their Which Lawyer? guide for Real Estate in New York, and has been repeatedly named to The Legal 500 U.S. where he is recognized as ‘a top practitioner in a range of niches.’

Representative Matters

Real Estate Private Equity Fund Formations

  • Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners in the formation of Morgan Stanley AIP Falconer Global Real Estate Fund of Funds 2008, L.P., Morgan Stanley AIP Phoenix I and II

  • LaSalle Investment Management in formation of LaSalle Asia Opportunity Funds I-III, L.P., Japan Logistics Fund I and II and LaSalle European Ventures III, L.P.

  • Lionstone Group in the formation of Lionstone Urban Investments II, L.P., Lionstone Cashflow One, L.P., Lionstone Cashflow Two, L.P., Lionstone Urban Core I, L.P., Lionstone Value Add Four, L.P. and numerous managed account relationships

  • Dermody Properties in the formation of Dermody Properties Industrial Fund, L.P.

  • USAA Real Estate Company in the formation of its U.S. Office Development Program, L.P.

Real Estate Joint Venture Formations/Investments

  • Formation of joint venture between The Related Companies and two sovereign wealth funds in the acquisition of Time Warner Center office condominium

  • Formation of joint venture between sovereign wealth fund and operating partner for land assemblage acquisitions and subsequent mixed-use redevelopment of Silicon Valley retail properties

  • Formation of joint venture with affiliates of Alpine Grove Partners for acquisition/development projects in Spain

  • Formation of joint venture between two sovereign wealth funds and U.S. operating partner for acquisition, redevelopment and new development of urban in-fill retail properties

Recent Speaking Engagements

Participant, PrivcapRE Presents: Michael Nash, February 2015

Speaker, Harvard Business School Private Equity Conference, March 2014 and 2015

Panelist, What's Next? Game Changers to Impact the Future of Real Estate, ULI New York, May 29, 2013

Speaker, NYU Stern Private Equity Club's Seventh Annual Stern Private Equity Conference, March 2012-2016


Host and Speaker, Kirkland & Ellis Annual Real Estate Private Equity Symposium, 2004–2015

Memberships & Affiliations

Chair, Real Estate Funds Committee of the ABA Real Property Division, 2004–2005

Other Distinctions

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law

Chambers & Partners – America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Who's Who Legal, International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

Practical Law, Which Lawyer Highly Recommended

Chair, Real Estate Funds Committee of the ABA Real Property Division, 2004–2005


"The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive: Key Considerations for US Fund Managers," co-authored for PREA Quarterly, Winter 2015

“Joint Ventures” for Association of Foreign Investor’s Guide to U.S. Real Estate Investing

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