Harvey R. Uris

Harvey R. Uris

Partner, Real Estate
Harvey R. Uris has extensive experience in real estate-related capital markets, joint ventures, syndicated and securitized secured loan transactions (and other credit facilities), public and private real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate-related mergers and acquisitions, real estate enterprise acquisitions and dispositions, and construction lending.


Mr. Uris has handled numerous mortgage and mezzanine loan foreclosure and enforcement actions; workouts, restructurings of secured loans and credit facilities for real estate single-asset and/or operating companies; real estate-related take-private transactions; and formations and investments by U.S., offshore and cross-border real estate private equity funds.

Mr. Uris also has experience with domestic and offshore private placements of investment-grade and noninvestment-grade notes collateralized by real estate assets. He handles bondable and other credit tenant lease transactions; sale-leasebacks; financing transactions in compliance with Islamic (Sharia) law; and the acquisition, financing, sale, exchange and other disposition of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial warehouses and logistics facilities, health care and medical office portfolios, hotels, casinos, and multifamily, mixed-use and other property types. He has worked on multiproperty and multistate mortgage financings; single- and multiple-tier mezzanine, preferred equity and so-called bifurcated secured financing transactions; multiple-tier intercreditor relationships; partnerships; limited liability companies; U.S. and international joint ventures; real estate development; and corporate headquarters leasing.

He has handled workouts, asset dispositions and recapitalizations, capital markets transactions and securitizations, syndicated and other loan financings, formation of U.S. and global private equity funds, take-private transactions and joint ventures for numerous clients, including S.L. Green Realty Corp., Fortress Investment Group, MSD Capital, L.P., affiliates of Davidson Kempner Capital Management, affiliates of Brookfield Asset Management and Brookfield Property Partners LP, Ivanhoe Cambridge (the real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec), Square Mile Capital Management LLC, Dune Real Estate Partners, AREA Property Partners, Starwood Capital Group, Citigroup Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., HEI Hospitality, Inc., LNR Property LLC, TPG Capital, L.P., and affiliates of Apollo Investment Corporation, among others. Mr. Uris has participated as a senior member in Skadden firm governance as a member of its Policy Committee (2009-12) and as global head of the Real Estate Group (2011-19).

Mr. Uris repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Band One in nationwide real estate and New York real estate finance categories); The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers; Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers; The Legal 500 United States; and The Best Lawyers in America. He also was named one of Law360’s MVPs of 2011 in the real estate category; the list recognizes those who have raised the bar in corporate law throughout the year.



  • J.D., Boston University, 1979 (cum laude)
  • B.A., Boston University, 1976 (cum laude)


  • New York

Harvey R. Uris