901 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Andy Bengtson has a wide range of experience in commercial real estate transactions, including joint venture formation, real estate finance, real estate fund sponsor formation, and acquisition and disposition of hotels, shopping centers, apartments, and office buildings located throughout the United States. Andy has experience representing borrowers in CMBS and other types of real estate financing transactions, and he also has represented Firm clients in the real estate aspects of merger and acquisition transactions and corporate real estate service matters.
Representative transactions include several with Morgan Stanley, such as the $6.5 billion buyout of Crescent Real Estate Equities, the $1.5 billion buyout of Town & Country Trust, and the $525 million acquisition of 11,000 homesites from Lennar Corp. Andy also has represented the Black Creek Group, Developers Diversified Realty, Prime Property Fund, Pyramid Hotel Opportunity Venture Funds, and The Riverside Company.
Andy is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association.
|Areas of Practice||1) Real Estate and 2) Real Estate Finance|
|Law School||The University of Michigan Law School|
|Education||University of Kansas (B.A., B.S., 1999)|
|Bar Member / Association||Ohio and Texas|
|Most recent firm||Jones Day|
Anthony Ciasulli is a senior counsel in Morgan Lewis's Real Estate Practice. Mr. Ciasulli represents both developers and lenders in connection with commercial, residential, industrial and resort real estate.
Brian M. Jazaeri is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Jazaeri represents clients in complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on class action matters and financial services, healthcare and technology litigation.