Partner - Real Estate
Wachtell Lipton’s Real Estate and REIT M&A practices
Robin Panovka co-chairs Wachtell Lipton’s Real Estate and REIT M&A practices, which are consistently at the forefront of M&A and other major transactions in the REIT, private equity, real estate, hospitality and gaming industries. He also advises on activism defense, strategy, cross-border transactions, and large scale development projects, including the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and Little Island in Manhattan.
He has long been named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in the US, and is ranked as one of the leading M&A and REIT lawyers by Chambers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and similar publications. He has been featured in a number of publications, including Lawdragon Magazine and American Lawyer, and is a recipient of New York University’s Urban Leadership Award. Panovka was heavily involved in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center for more than a decade following 9/11, and played a hand in negotiating the master plan and "footprint swap" which paved the way to rebuilding, as chronicled in the Cornell Real Estate Review, American Lawyer Magazine, and other publications.