Matthew I. Kaplan is an attorney with the firm. He handles a wide variety of real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures, restructurings, development transactions, ground and space leases, and construction agreements. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kaplan was in private practice as a real estate attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, the New York law firm. He graduated with distinction from Cornell University in 2002 and received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 2005. Mr. Kaplan has represented private equity funds and other institutional real estate owners and investors across all real estate asset classes, including retail, industrial, office, hospitality, senior housing, and residential/multifamily. He has extensive experience in the acquisition, redevelopment and repositioning of retail assets. Mr. Kaplan has participated in various pro-bono representations for organizations including Habitat for Humanity, The Legal Aid Society and New Alternatives for Children. Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice in Florida and New York.