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Robert G. Koen

Member / Chair, Mintz Real Estate Finance Practice



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, financings, and development; commercial project development (including land development and negotiation of construction and development joint venture 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

  • Best Lawyers in America: Real Estate Law (2021-2022)
  • 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


  • Board Member, Bideawee

Recent Insights

News & Press


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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the United States, like many states has reacted by providing certain multifamily landlord and tenants with economic benefits during this unprecedented global pandemic. On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). Section 4023 of the CARES Act contains several provisions that assist borrowers of federally backed multifamily mortgage loans due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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DHS’s Final EB-5 Regulations: What Stakeholders Need to Know

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

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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.

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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