Keith J. Willner

Firm: Mayer Brown LLP
Location: Washington - DC

  • 1999 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006-1101
  • Tel : 202 263 3215
  • Fax : N/A

Keith Willner is a member of Mayer Brown’s Partnership Board and a member of the Real Estate practice. He regularly counsels major REITS, institutional developers, banks, private equity and opportunity funds, insurance companies, pension funds and pension fund advisors, asset managers and other capital providers in connection with the acquisition, venturing, financing, leasing and disposition of real estate. His transactions often focus on complex structuring issues, and tax, ERISA, bankruptcy and corporate considerations, involving foreign and domestic investors.

Keith is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. In addition, he is listed in Tier 1 of Chambers USA as a leading real estate lawyer and has been listed every year since its first publication in 2002. Chambers USA 2017 states that clients acclaim Keith as “an incredible negotiator” who is “very easy to work with.

He is also listed in Legal 500 USA as a leading real estate lawyer and described as a “fantastic lawyer” who “brings motivation and technical capabilities to the table.”  Keith is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law, as well as numerous Who’s Who publications, including International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: USA–Real Estate, Marquis Who’s Who and Cambridge Who’s Who.

Keith has written articles that have appeared in numerous publications, including Mortgage and Real Estate Executives Report, CREI Interactive, The Corridor Real Estate Journal, and Real Estate Rescues.

Areas of Focus

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Banking & FinanceReal
  • Estate Markets
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Corporate Real Estate Services
  • Real Estate Development & Construction
  • Fund Finance
  • Real Estate Funds

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is a leader in the emerging defined contribution (DC) alternative fund space. As a result of our combined strength in ERISA and real estate fund formation, we anticipated the importance of DC developments to the real estate fund industry and have been thought leaders on structures that address the unique needs of the DC market. Mayer Brown is a member of Defined Contribution Real Estate Council, and our partners are active in the organization.

Mayer Brown has a wealth of experience resolving matters so as to maintain or increase the value or usefulness of our clients’ real estate assets and investments. Our team of real estate litigation lawyers is fully integrated with other Mayer Brown practices, including Real Estate, Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Banking & Finance, Environmental, Construction & Engineering, Insurance, and Professional Liability. We frequently work closely with colleagues in these practices to draft appropriate provisions and provide strategic advice related to deal structures and terms. As a result, Mayer Brown is able to assist clients facing complex issues and seeking innovative solutions.

Mayer Brown also litigates and provides strategic advice on all aspects of property-related disputes, including insolvency and distressed-asset matters, real estate finance disputes, leasing, development, receiverships, foreclosures and other means of enforcing security over real estate assets.