Nesa Amamoo’s practice focuses on a range of matters related to real estate, real estate finance and private equity, including U.S. and offshore private placements, public and private REITs, joint ventures, opportunity zone funds, acquisitions and sales, construction and development projects, leasing and real estate-related capital markets and syndicated loan transactions (and other credit facilities).


Ms. Amamoo’s notable transactions include her representation of Las Vegas Sands in connection with the sale of the Venetian and Palazzo integrated resorts. She also has represented Las Vegas Sands in connection with its pursuit of a downstate New York gaming license and its proposed development of an integrated resort and casino in Long Island, New York.

With respect to private equity, Ms. Amamoo has advised sponsor and investor clients in the formation, operation and capitalization of a broad range of U.S. and offshore private funds, and related financing, acquisition and disposition transactions, including BlackRock, DigitalBridge, Inc., RREEF America, Fortress Investment Group, Dune Capital, AREA Property Partners and Fir Tree Capital.

In the area of real estate finance, she has represented real estate companies and financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank, and borrowers in the origination and sale of a wide range of debt instruments, such as traditional mortgage loans, securitized real estate loans, single- and multi-tiered mezzanine loans, construction loans and unsecured revolving credit facilities.

Ms. Amamoo represented the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in its $13 billion plan to redesign John F. Kennedy International Airport. She also has advised clients in connection with joint venture matters and in the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of office buildings and hotels, including SL Green Realty, LNR Property and André Balazs. Additionally, she has counseled tenants in corporate lease transactions, including Skadden in connection with the lease of its Washington, D.C. office headquarters.

In addition, Ms. Amamoo is active in pro bono work, representing, among others, nonprofit organization The Eye-Care Foundation, Inc. in general corporate matters, as well as individuals subjected to excess force in seeking recompense. She also serves as a member of the advisory board of the Skadden Foundation and previously was a fellow in the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity’s Fellows Program, a yearlong leadership and professional development initiative.

In recognition of her work, Ms. Amamoo was named a Dealmaker of the Year by the New York Law Journal and repeatedly selected as one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Dealmakers in America. She also was honored as one of GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s 2023 Women of Influence and previously as one of its 50 Under 40, in addition to being named a Real Estate MVP by Law360 and one of Crain’s New York Business’ 2022 Notable Women in Law and Rising Stars in Real Estate. She also has been named as an Empire State Counsel Honoree by the New York State Bar Association.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2006
  • B.A., Brown University, 2003


  • New York


  • Co-Chair, Philanthropy Working Group, Law Firm Antiracism Alliance

Agnesine (Nesa) Amamoo