Theodore S. Seltzer

Theodore S. Seltzer

Education

Columbia University (B.A., 1988)
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1992)
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 1996)

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York
District of Columbia
Japan (Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi)

Theo Seltzer is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Group. Mr. Seltzer’s practice focuses on the representation of U.S., Japanese, and other global institutional investors in the acquisition, financing and disposition of real estate, including cross-border equity and debt financing, fund formations, development projects, and distressed loan portfolio acquisitions.

Mr. Seltzer’s projects include:

  • Representing Asia Pacific Land, who led an international consortium of investors, in the acquisition of the Tokyo Shiba Park Building. As of the closing, this was considered the largest single asset transaction in Japan since the Global Financial Crisis. The transaction was awarded Asia Deal of the Year by the Global PERE (Private Equity Real Estate) Awards 2013.
  • Representing global funds in connection with their acquisitions of performing, sub-performing and non-performing loan pools and bonds, including acquisitions from the Lehman bankruptcy estate.
  • Representing a global real estate/private equity fund in their investment in connection with the ¥150 billion sale and leaseback of 184 Japan dealership outlets of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, one of the largest sale-leaseback transactions in Japan to date.
  • Representing a global financial institution in the workout of their debt position in the ANA Hotel portfolio.

Mr. Seltzer has been consistently ranked as one of the leading U.S. Real Estate attorneys in Japan, including by Chambers Asia Pacific, The Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in Japan.

Chambers Asia Pacific's 2011-2017 editions named Mr. Seltzer a "Star Individual" for Real Estate in Japan.

Theo Seltzer is recommended as a "Star Individual" in Real Estate: International by Chambers Asia Pacific in the 2011-2017 editions, a ranking reserved for an elite group of attorneys who have received exceptional recommendations in their fields. He is also recommended as a Leading Lawyer in Real Estate by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, and Best Lawyers in Japan 2017.

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