Stevens A. Carey

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Overview

Stevens A. Carey is a real estate attorney in Holland & Knight's Century City office. Mr. Carey focuses his practice on a broad range of transactional real estate matters. He particularly enjoys collaborating with clients to establish procedures and forms that improve efficiency in recurring transactions.

In addition, Mr. Carey's practice has an emphasis on joint ventures, workouts, financings, acquisitions and dispositions.

Mr. Carey is a contributing editor for The Real Estate Finance Journal, a member of the editorial board of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, a past member of the editorial board of Bloomberg BNA Real Estate Law and Industry Report, and a past contributor and member of the Board of Advisors of Real Estate Workouts and Asset Management. He is the author of the 2016 American Bar Association (ABA) publication, "Real Estate Ventures: Formulating and Interpreting Promote Hurdles and Distribution Splits" and has authored numerous other articles. He is also a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Carey was an attorney for a boutique national real estate law firm in Los Angeles.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of an institutional real estate investor in a $400 million platform venture to acquire and rent single-family homes in various cities throughout the United States
  • Representation of an institutional real estate investor in the sale of its interest in a $1 billion-plus portfolio located throughout the United States
  • Representation of a land developer in connection with a four-tiered joint venture with different institutional investors at each tier to acquire, develop and finance a mixed-use project located in the Southeastern United States
  • Representation of an institutional real estate investor in the acquisition of a $150 million-plus Class A office building in a gateway city
  • Representation of an institutional real estate investor in the formation of numerous platform joint ventures with varied land developers focused on residential development throughout the United States
  • Representation of a land developer in connection with the assemblage of land in the Southeastern United States for a mixed-use development and a joint venture with a multifamily residential developer to build an apartment project on the property
  • Representation of an institutional real estate investor in connection with numerous ventures with local developers to acquire and develop multifamily projects in different locations throughout the United States
  • Representation of an institutional real estate investor in connection with numerous loan workouts on various hotel and other projects, including a loan modification, loan forbearance, deed in lieu of foreclosure and short sale in different locations throughout the United States
  • Representation of an institutional real estate investor in connection with a joint venture workout with a local land developer

Credentials

Education
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, M.A., with distinction
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Real Estate, 2003-Present
  • Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2004-Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2005-Present
  • Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America guide, Los Angeles Real Estate Law, 2015

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