Robert J. Wertheimer

Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

Robert J. Wertheimer

Robert J. Wertheimer

Partner at Paul Hastings LLP


Robert J. Wertheimer
Partner, Real Estate Department

New York

Robert Wertheimer is a partner in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Wertheimer focuses his practice on commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions, joint ventures, development and finance matters, representing entrepreneurial investors, prominent real estate individuals and families, as well as institutional and investment fund clients. He has significant international experience as well as domestic, and takes particular pride in representing a number of not-for-profits and public agencies.

Accolades and Recognitions

Profiled in Legal 500-Real Estate (United States)
Listed in Chambers USA
Recognized in Who’s Who Legal (Real Estate) and New York Super Lawyers and New York's Best Lawyers
Profiled in Pro Bono Firm of 2012 by Law360

Speaking Engagements and Publications

Adjunct Professor at Cornell Law School, where he teaches a course on transactional real estate
Taught a class on negotiation techniques at New York Law School
Lectured for the Practicing Law Institute on construction finance and at Michigan Law School on current real estate trends

Professional and Community Involvement

Co-vice chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice
Member of the New York State and American Bar Associations
Active in the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, having served on the Committee on Corrections
Serves on the Board of Governors of The One Hundred Year Association


Columbia Law School, J.D., 1979
Cornell University, B.A., 1976 (with distinction)

Practice Areas

Real Estate Capital Markets
Hotels and Resorts
Sustainability and Global Climate Change
Real Estate Restructuring and Reorganization
Real Estate Equity Investments and Joint Ventures
Real Estate Development and Construction
Bankruptcy Litigation
Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate


New York Bar


Columbia Law School, J.D., 1979
Cornell University, B.A., 1976

February 1, 2013

Paul Hastings Advises on Beekman Tower Hotel Acquisition
August 2, 2012

Paul Hastings Advises William Macklowe Company in two New York Real Estate Transactions
June 18, 2012

Paul Hastings Represents Lincoln Equities Group and LGroup in Jersey City JV
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Rankings & Awards
June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012
111 lawyers and 40 practices were included in Chambers USA's 2012 list of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
May 15, 2010

Legal Media Group
Legal Media Group was pleased to recognize the following lawyers as Top Real Estate Lawyers of 2010: Marty Edelman, Philip Feder, Patrick Ramsey, John Simonis, Charles Thornton, Alan Weakland, and Robert Wertheimer.

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Robert J. Wertheimer
Partner at Paul Hastings LLP
Class of 1979

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.

B.A. with Distinction
Class of 1976

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.


American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.


The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.


The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Adjunct Professor of Law
2011 - Current

Cornell Law School, located in Ithaca, New York, is a graduate school of Cornell University and one of the five Ivy League law schools. The school confers three law degrees. The school has three law journals that are student-edited: the Cornell Law Review, the Cornell International Law Journal, and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Additionally, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that is published by Cornell Law faculty.


Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., they have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever their clients’ needs take them.

Faculty Member

New York Law School is a private law school in the Tribeca neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. It is an ABA-approved law school. In 2014, the ABA identified the school as one of 18 law schools with a decline in enrollment of more than 30 percent in the last three years.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Governors

The Hundred Year Association of New York recognizes dedication to public service – in the career municipal employees who devote their lives each and every day to the city, in the sons and daughters of those civil servants and their academic excellence and community service and most importantly, in the everyday service of our members, who in their century plus of doing business in our city, have given New Yorkers access to the products and assistance, goods and advances that make our lives happier and New York a better place to live.

Political Donations

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer


Representative from New York's 16th Congressional District


Former Senator from Connecticut

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Winthrop Realty Trust issued USD Common Stock

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