Michael Lickstein's practice focuses on real estate, corporate, and financial transactions. He regularly advises clients on complex acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures, and represents both lenders and borrowers in various mortgage and mezzanine financing transactions across multiple property types.

Michael provides analytical insight alongside effective communication and project management skills to navigate a range of corporate and real estate matters. Michael works side-by-side with clients and counterparties to find practical solutions to the challenges that arise in the life cycle of a transaction, constantly striving to deliver results and to execute for his clients.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Michael worked at a major New York City law firm advising lenders and borrowers through all facets of mortgage, mezzanine, and preferred financings, with a focus on CMBS loans. Before his legal career, Michael worked as an analyst at NERA Economic Consulting.

Education and admissions


J.D., Columbia Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2017

B.S., Cornell University, Cornell Tradition Fellow, New York State Leaders of Tomorrow Scholar, 2011

Bar admissions and qualifications


New York

Related practices

Real Estate

Representative experience

An American multinational financial services company as lender on multiple mortgage financings, including in connection with the luxury mixed-use redevelopment of an industrial property in Denver.

Walker & Dunlop (formerly JCR Capital) in connection with numerous preferred equity and joint venture investments in industrial assets throughout the United States.

Goldman Sachs as lender on multiple financings, including multiple CMBS loans secured by luxury hotel assets.*

ESL Investments on its US$5.2bn acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Sears Holdings, including over 600 retail properties nationwide.*

Brookfield Properties as borrower on multiple financings, including a US$223m mortgage loan secured by a portfolio of 13 office properties throughout the East Coast.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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