Eric C. Lee

Bio

Eric C. Lee is a corporate attorney whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters. Mr. Lee has represented strategic and financial clients on a variety of U.S. and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, spin-offs and complex REIT transactions. Mr. Lee also regularly advises clients on corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Examples of Mr. Lee’s representations include:

  • Special Committee of Caesars Acquisition Company, a casino asset and entertainment company, in its $2 billion acquisition of four casino properties; and in its negotiation of a merger agreement with Caesars Entertainment Corporation;
  • a Singapore sovereign wealth fund in connection with its $8.1 billion acquisition of Indcor Properties’ portfolio of U.S. industrial properties and its investment in a $2.3 billion joint venture with The Macerich Company;
  • Brookdale Senior Living Inc., a company that operates senior residences, in its $1.2 billion joint venture with HCP, Inc.;
  • Centro Properties Group, a real estate investment trust and a developer and manager of shopping malls, in its acquisitions of portfolios of U.S. shopping centers, with deal size ranging from $100 million to $6.2 billion; in its restructuring and consolidation of U.S. operations with certain of its affiliated funds; and in its $9.4 billion sale via an auction of its U.S. shopping centers to The Blackstone Group L.P., a private equity firm;
  • Evergreen International Aviation, Inc., a global aviation services company, in its divestiture of various subsidiaries, with deal sizes ranging from $30 million to $275 million;
  • TPG Growth in connection with its $95 million acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, a manufacturer of guitars, basses, amplifiers and related equipment;
  • Future Fund Investment Company, a sovereign wealth fund of the Australian government, in connection with its investment in multiple joint ventures with Columbia Capital, formed for the purpose of acquiring wireless telecom licenses; and
  • Holiday Retirement Corp., New Residential Investment Corp. and Walter Investment Management Corp., each real estate investment trusts, in connection with various joint venture and corporate restructuring transactions.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2001

Admissions

  • California

Eric C. Lee