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Robert G. Koen

Member / Chair, Mintz Real Estate Finance Practice

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Bob is a prominent real estate attorney whose practice focuses on commercial real estate, most notably real estate acquisitions, finance, and complex restructurings. He represents both lender and borrower entities. 

With extensive experience in the region’s real estate market, Bob leverages exceptional insight to drive value for clients through a wide variety of real estate transactions. He has significant experience representing clients in the negotiation, structuring, and documentation of acquisitions, dispositions, and co-investment transactions; the structuring of real estate joint ventures and partnerships; commercial lending, including conventional loan transactions; construction lending; preferred equity investments and mezzanine financings; hotel acquisition and development; commercial project development (including land development and negotiation of construction and development agreements); and real estate loan and investment workouts and restructurings.

He has significant experience handling institutional real estate transactions as well as all aspects of transactions involving international investments in US real estate by parties from Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Korea, and elsewhere.

In addition, Bob is the editor of the Real Estate Finance Journal, a Thompson Reuters publication.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (JD)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (BA, with honors)

Recognition & Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell: Rated AV Preeminent
  • Chambers USA: New York - Real Estate (2012)
  • Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers: listed as one of the world's leading lawyers
  • Avenue Magazine: included on the list of Legal Elite

Recent Insights

News & Press


DHS’s Final EB-5 Regulations: What Stakeholders Need to Know

August 5, 2019 | Blog | By Alexander Hecht, R. Neal Martin, Douglas Hauer

News & Press

Robert Koen and Stephen Friedberg, attorneys at the Mintz law firm, share some of the pressing legal issues and what they tell clients in previewing's upcoming Net Lease Event.

Mintz Snags Real Estate Vet From Mayer Brown

February 4, 2019 | New York Law Journal

This feature article highlights the arrival of real estate Member Bob Koen. The coverage notes that Bob is focused on real estate transactions, finance and complex restructurings for both lender and borrower entities involved in real estate deals.



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