Janice Mac Avoy

Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Janice Mac Avoy

Janice Mac Avoy

Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Janice Mac Avoy is a member of the Real Estate Department and the Litigation Department, co-head of the Real Estate Litigation Practice and a member of the Firm's Pro Bono Committee.

Ms. Mac Avoy concentrates her practice in complex real estate-related transactions and disputes, commercial litigation and arbitration, complex commercial landlord tenant disputes and commercial fair market rent arbitrations. She also has extensive experience in creditor's rights, including complex commercial real estate mortgage foreclosures and UCC foreclosures, workouts and restructuring of real estate secured debt. Ms. Mac Avoy works with the Firm's Real Estate Department on transactions in order to resolve issues without resorting to litigation.

Among Ms. Mac Avoy's recent noteworthy representations are:
* Westbrook Partners and its affiliates in the successful dismissal of a lawsuit alleging the breach of their Ground Lease with the Battery Park City Authority.
* Kathrin Werner, a general partner of the property owner, as well as GreenOak Real Estate Advisors, an investor in the property, in connection with their approximately US$900 million sale of The Terminal Warehouse, a former freight warehouse in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, to a joint venture of L&L Holding Co. and Normandy Real Estate Partners.
* Hospital for Special Surgery in the successful dismissal of a lawsuit challenging its efforts to expand its main campus on the Upper East Side.
* HFZ Capital and Fortress Investment Group in the successful defense of a lawsuit brought against several Shore Club LLCs owned by HFZ Capital and Fortress.
* Forest City Realty in the successful defense of a suit against New York City to compel arbitration.
* Normandy Real Estate Partners in its sale and acquisition of 575 Lexington Avenue.
* Richard Cohen of Capital Properties in the successful defense of a claim by a lender under a non-recourse carve-out guaranty.
* Princeton Holdings LLC in the successful arbitration of a dispute regarding the acquisition of a 50% tenant-in-common interest in the Ring Portfolio -- 14 Manhattan properties, valued in excess of US$450 million at the time of the agreement and currently worth significantly more.
* RBC in its foreclosure action and subsequent restructuring of debt on the iconic Lipstick Building in New York City.
Ms. Mac Avoy's clients include commercial landlords and tenants, lenders and investors, broker-dealers and multinational corporations as well as individuals involved in commercial disputes. A significant amount of Ms. Mac Avoy's practice includes advising clients on complex securitized debt in which the underlying assets are real estate, including the enforcement of lender's rights, acquisition and divestitures of real estate secured debt and the restructuring of real estate secured debt. She also advises clients in complex partnership and joint venture disputes.

Ms. Mac Avoy has created seminars and CLE presentations on, among other things, the basics of real estate restructuring and workouts, mezzanine loan foreclosures under the UCC and the parameters of the attorney-client privilege in the corporate context. Ms. Mac Avoy has also published articles on lender liability claims, developments in the law of attorney-client privilege, electronic discovery and the appropriate use of email.

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Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1988

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1985

The mission of Washington University in St. Louis is the promotion of learning — learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, the creation of new knowledge. Faculty — composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions — serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care. The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.

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The CRE Finance Council (CREFC) is the trade association for the $3.2 trillion commercial real estate finance industry. More than 250 companies and 5,500 individuals are members of CREFC. Member firms include balance sheet and securitized lenders, loan and bond investors, private equity firms, servicers and rating agencies, among others.

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American College of Real Estate Lawyers is the premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers. Admission is by invitation only after a rigorous screening process. ACREL's distinguished, nationally-known lawyers have been elected to fellowship for their outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.

Career History
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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provides legal services. Its clients include Bank of America, Dow Jones and Northrop Grumman. The company has offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Washington. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2008

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Awards & Honors
2018
Sanctuary for Families - Zero Tolerance Award
Admitted to the New York Bar
Court Admission: US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
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