Sasan S. Mehrara

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Sasan S. Mehrara

Sasan S. Mehrara

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Biography

Sas Mehrara is a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate Department, where he focuses primarily on representing private equity firms, real estate opportunity funds and publicly listed companies in a wide variety of domestic and international real estate transactions. Sas has represented the real estate funds of The Blackstone Group, Lindsay Goldberg, The Carlyle Group and Northwood Investors along with companies such as Glimcher Realty Trust, Hilton Worldwide, La Quinta, Extended Stay America MeriStar Hospitality, Boca Raton Resorts, IndCor Properties, Equity Office Properties and BioMed Realty in numerous commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings.

Sas has worked on more than $100 billion of public-private real estate transactions, which have included the acquisition by affiliates of The Blackstone Group of Extended Stay America, Prime Hospitality, La Quinta, MeriStar, Trizec Properties, Equity Office Properties and Hilton Hotels along with numerous private acquisitions and dispositions including the recent sale by affiliates of Blackstone of its U.S. industrial platform to affiliates of GIC for $8.1 billion. Sas also has had extensive experience in securitized, syndicated, balance sheet and mezzanine financings, including representing affiliates of Equity Office Properties on the financing of 3 Bryant Park in New York City and the refinancing of a portfolio of more than 650 hotels owned by affiliates of Blackstone, which at the time was the largest commercial mortgage securitization ever, along with numerous other complex single asset and portfolio real estate financings and restructurings.

Sas has been named one of the leading real estate lawyers in the United States in the publication Chambers USA, which has called him “superb” and “a very trusted adviser on bet-the-company transactions.”

Sas joined Simpson Thacher in 2000 and became a Partner in 2007. Sas received his B.A., cum laude, with distinction in history, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School in 1997, where he was the production editor of The George Washington University Law Review.

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Education
JD with Honors
Class of 1997

Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

BA in History with Distinction, cum laude
Class of 1994

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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Member
Current

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.

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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.

Production Editor
1996 - 1997

The George Washington Law Review is a law review edited and published by students at the George Washington University Law School that examines legal issues of national significance. The review was established in 1932 and publishes six issues each year, containing scholarly articles, essays, and student notes.

Career History
Partner
2000 - Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Prior

NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate offers master’s degrees and graduate certificates, noncredit courses and certificates, and in partnership with the NYU School of Professional Studies Paul McGhee Division, the B.S. in Real Estate.

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2016

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Political Donations
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2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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Blackstone Real Estate Advisors purchases Gramercy Property Trust

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Wyndham Destinations, Inc. purchases La Quinta Holdings, Inc.

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Blackstone Real Estate Advisors purchases Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust

Awards & Honors
1998
Admitted to the New York Bar
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