David J. Harty

Special Counsel

New Jersey
Phone number
(973) 503-5986

David Harty focuses his practice on real estate finance, corporate mergers and acquisitions, energy project infrastructure and finance, real property acquisitions and sales, leasing and development rights acquisitions and sales.

Real Estate Finance

Represents commercial lenders, insurance companies, private equity firms and other financial institutions in connection with the origination, modification and enforcement of commercial mortgage loans, including term loans, lines of credit, construction loans, bridge financing, leasehold mortgage and subordinate debt, secured by most commercial property types throughout the United States, including hotel, retail, office, multi-family, industrial and residential properties.

Advises financial institutions in the negotiation of co-lender, participation and intercreditor agreements.

Represents commercial lenders and special servicers with respect to workouts, restructurings and foreclosures of distressed loans, loan sales and deeds in lieu of foreclosure.

Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

Represents companies and private equity firms in acquisition, investment and financing of companies owning, acquiring and developing commercial real property interests throughout the United States, including industrial, office, retail, airport, mineral interests, leases and other types of commercial properties.

Advises on matters related to the acquisition and disposition of energy projects and interests therein.

Energy Project Infrastructure and Finance

Represents clients in all aspects of the development and finance of domestic and international energy infrastructure projects and real estate projects, including power generation facilities, renewable energy projects (wind, solar, biomass and storage), chemical and petrochemical facilities, terminals, shipping, transportation facilities, transmission facilities (including submerged transmission lines) and real estate projects.

Represents sponsors, developers, utilities, contractors, governmental entities, insurance companies, commercial lenders, private equity firms and other financial institutions.

Real Property Acquisitions and Sales

Represents commercial entities and individuals in real property acquisitions and dispositions throughout the United States.

Represents hotel owner-operators in the acquisition, sales and financing of multiple-hotel portfolios throughout the United States.

Represents foreign investors in commercial office building and residential investment acquisitions of real property in New York City.

Advises and assist trust and estates attorneys on dispositions of real property and estate planning matters.


Negotiates leases and related agreements, including ground, office, retail, restaurant and industrial leases, on behalf of commercial landlords and tenants.

Development Rights Acquisitions and Sales

Represents real estate owners and other parties in connection with development rights sales.

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