Lisa M Brill is a partner in Shearman & Sterling's Real Estate Practice and is co-head of the firm's Hospitality, Leisure & Gaming Industry Group. Lisa has significant experience in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture formations and financing transactions and has worked extensively representing both institutional investors and real estate operating companies in the investment, ownership and development of real estate. She also represents lenders in different types of financing transactions, including mezzanine loans, construction loans, mortgage loans and hotel financings.
Lisa has worked extensively in the hospitality sector representing owners in connection with hotel and private residence management agreements with major flags, and in the formation of joint ventures for the ownership, development and operation of real estate assets globally. Lisa has significant experience in the Latin American market and has been involved in numerous real estate transactions in Brazil over the past several years, including the negotiation of hotel management agreements with Four Seasons for a hotel to be constructed in São Paulo, Brazil and representation of GTIS Partners in the tender offer take private transaction of BHG, a leading hotel operating company.
Lisa has written publications in The Real Estate Finance Journal and Real Estate Finance & Investment and has been involved in a number of speaking engagements at seminars and conferences on various real estate subjects.
Earlier this year, Lisa was named "Best in Real Estate" at the Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Awards. She was also named in New York Super Lawyers 2017 and was selected as a "Rising Star" by Portfolio Media, Inc.'s Real Estate Law360, which profiles top legal talent under 40 in the sector. The selected winners are comprised of top real estate lawyers practicing at a level usually seen from veteran attorneys.
Lisa is a member of the New York State Bar. She received an A.B., magna cum laude, from Bowdoin College and obtained a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University.