Jeffrey R. Keitelman

Washington, D.C.

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
1875 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-1253
United States

Tel: 202.739.2810


Jeff Keitelman, co-managing partner of Stroock and co-chair of the national Real Estate Group, has been the lead lawyer on some of the country’s largest and most high-profile commercial real estate transactions. As the top lawyer advising The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center, for example, he managed teams of attorneys over more than 12 years, advising on joint ventures, ground leases, acquisitions and dispositions, space leases, bond financing, construction and numerous other matters.

Known as a consummate dealmaker and strategist with deep knowledge and key relationships, Jeff helps clients structure, negotiate and close their most important transactions. He represents local, national and international investors, owners, occupiers, managers and brokers in acquisition, disposition, leasing, development, financing, joint venture, property management and related matters involving office, industrial, retail, residential and mixed-use properties.

In addition to guiding clients through traditional real estate matters, Jeff is also the architect of the firm’s unique government real estate practice, which advises owners who lease to government tenants in leasing, purchase/sale, lending, compliance, operations and protests and other claims. He also leads Stroock’s corporate real estate practice, which advises major occupiers of space in leasing, purchase/sale and other transactional matters. Jeff also has experience counseling clients in real estate-related litigation and bankruptcy, as well as public/private partnership transactions.

Jeff has been recognized for years by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s top real estate lawyers. He has also been named by Law360 as a “Real Estate MVP” and Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Lawyer,” to their list of “Lifetime Lawyer Achievement” and to the “Top Lawyers Hall of Fame.”

Representative clients include Fortune 500 companies, pension funds and other investors, REITs, life insurance companies, financial institutions, foreign investors, investment advisers, law firms, developers, governmental entities, non-profit and educational institutions, trade associations and real estate funds.

Our national Real Estate Group is a one-stop shop, drawing on extensive experience in virtually every aspect of commercial, residential, industrial and mixed-use property to ensure our clients meet all of their investment and operations goals.

We work with developers, institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, REITs and operators on matters including investment, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, financing and refinancing, development and redevelopment, property and portfolio management, fund and REIT formation and operation, compliance matters, land use and zoning, multifamily facilities, government real estate and dispute resolution.

Our Chambers recognized team team regularly assists clients with office buildings, regional malls, hotels, self-storage, senior housing and assisted living facilities, shopping centers, residential developments, industrial parks, warehouses and every other type of property.

With the market relationships and intelligence that come with more than 140 years in all aspects of commercial real estate law, we provide sophisticated guidance on all types of projects and transactions.

At Stroock, we are transforming the way legal services are delivered. In today’s competitive marketplace, we recognize the pressures facing our clients and understand success is no longer defined by yesterday’s status quo.

That’s why our commitment to clients mirrors what they demand of themselves: creativity, awareness of opportunities, determination, efficiency and flexibility. Our 360-degree partnership with clients means we’re in the trenches with you, proactively advancing toward your goals at every turn.

Resting on our legacy of 145+ years isn’t enough; we’re looking to the future. Our forward-focused clientele – an enviable mix of financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs that do business in the U.S. and around the world – rely on our full-service counsel to take on tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges. Located in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C., Stroock lawyers are leaders in real estate, litigation, private funds and asset management, and corporate matters. We are also well-positioned to deliver the full range of legal services that are vital to your upward momentum and growth.

Jeffrey Keitelman is co-managing partner of the firm. His wide-ranging experience includes acquisitions, dispositions and leases.”
Chambers & Partners