Manatt, an LA-headquartered legal and consulting firm, has welcomed Ted Hunter as a real estate partner based in New York.
Hunter brings more than 25 years of legal and consulting experience, with a focus on real estate transactions. He has deep expertise providing legal and strategic advice to investors, developers, lenders, owners, and tenants navigating complex real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leases, financings, workouts, and development transactions. Hunter is also a leading expert in establishing public-private partnerships.
Hunter previously spent 13 years at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, where he was chair of the real estate practice group. Before that, he spent 11 years at Kelly Drye & Warren LLP, where he was a partner. Hunter began his career as an associate at Skadden Arps.
He holds a JD from Fordham Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University.
Hunter will bring particular East Coast expertise to Manatt’s real estate practice, which provides a comprehensive suite of services across legal advice, business consulting, and brokering. The firm’s offerings include real estate litigation, transactions and finance, leasing, and land use, as well as brokering through Manatt Real Estate Advisors.
“A respected figure across the commercial real estate sector, particularly in New York and New Jersey, Ted excels at navigating complex real estate deals by finding common ground between his clients and other involved parties,” said Donna Wilson, Manatt’s CEO and managing partner. “Through a combination of business savvy, creative, and forward-looking legal advice, Ted’s approach to client work aligns with ours, especially in the real estate sector where we work with almost every major stakeholder in a variety of legal and brokerage-related matters through our hybridized Manatt Real Estate and Manatt Real Estate Advisors teams.”
Founded in 1965 as a law firm, Manatt has in recent years diversified into a wider professional services offering that includes health, real estate, and TMT sector consulting. The firm has 450 professionals across 10 US offices.
Manatt earlier this year added Darrell Kirch, the former president of the Association of American Medical Colleges, to its health business. The firm also this year welcomed three partners to its TMT sector group.