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Zev D. GewurzZev D. Gewurz

(617) 574-4086
zgewurz@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7523
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400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110-3333
Education
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1996

The London School of Economics and Political Science, M.Sc., 1993, with Distinction

McGill University, B.A., 1992, summa cum laude
Admissions
Massachusetts

New York

Overview

Complex financings, joint venture structuring, mezzanine and participating debt transactions and distressed debt workout and sales, portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, involving all types of real estate are at the heart of Zev Gewurz’s practice. Zev has a broad-based practice representing institutional and private equity lenders, foreign and US-based investors, as well as owners and developers across the United States and abroad. Zev is a Director in our Real Estate Group.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of Canadian private equity real estate fund on numerous participating mezzanine loans for condominium and land developers across the United States. 
  • Representation of Israeli public company and private equity funds on acquisitions and dispositions of office and multifamily property and related joint venture and financing structure.
  • Representation of US opportunity fund in joint venture with Israeli private equity fund to acquire and restructure multifamily portfolio out of bankruptcy.
  • Representation of several Borrowers in Discounted Payoff Agreements with Special Servicers as part of CMBS loan workout of retail projects in New England.  
  • Representation of several start-up funds on fund formation and subsequent acquisition and financing of multifamily property.
  • Representation of leading New England real estate developer in the development and financing of a one million square foot mixed-use urban project including apartments, ground floor retail space and lower level parking. 
  • Representation of retail shopping center developer in the acquisition, financing and sale of a portfolio of 36 shopping centers across New England. 
  • Representation of numerous institutional owners, REITs and private equity real estate funds in the acquisition and disposition of Class A office, industrial and multifamily properties across the United States.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Real Estate Finance Association (Education Committee)
  • Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)
  • Real Estate Committee Chairman and Executive Board Member, New England Israel Business Counsel
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Boston Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2005 - 2008, 2011
Speaking Engagements
  • Panel Chair, “Mezzanine Lending in Residential For-Sale Developments,” IMN Borrower’s and Investors Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans Conference, New York City, November, 2006
  • Panel Presentation, “Current Trends in Intercreditor Agreements,” Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, Fall Conference, 2007
Press Releases
num: 9
pressReleases: At Ease in Difficult Markets
clientAdvisories: Treasury’s Financial Stability Plan - What you Need to Know
publicationsArticles: "Ferncroft Occupancy Woes Raise Default Concerns," Boston Business Journal
publicationsArticles: "Nonrecourse Carveout Guaranties and Mezzanine Loans", Real Estate Finance & Investment
publicationsArticles: "Urban Areas Bearing Foreclosure Brunt," Boston Business Journal
pressReleases: G&S Brings ULI/PwC Emerging Trends Report to Israel
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs, Gross Kleinhendler and Eastdil Secured Co-Sponsor US Real Estate Outlook in Israel
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs, Gross Kleinhendler and Eastdil Secured to Co-Sponsor US Real Estate Outlook in Israel
pressReleases: MEDIA ALERT: Goulston & Storrs, Gross Kleinhendler, Eastdil Secured and Profimex to Host 5th Annual US Real Estate Outlook in Israel
January 2014
MEDIA ALERT: Goulston & Storrs, Gross Kleinhendler, Eastdil Secured and Profimex to Host 5th Annual US Real Estate Outlook in Israel
December 2012
Goulston & Storrs, Gross Kleinhendler and Eastdil Secured to Co-Sponsor US Real Estate Outlook in Israel
December 2011
Goulston & Storrs, Gross Kleinhendler and Eastdil Secured Co-Sponsor US Real Estate Outlook in Israel
January 2011
G&S Brings ULI/PwC Emerging Trends Report to Israel
December 2008
At Ease in Difficult Markets
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