Lewis Goss II

Lewis is a partner in the Real Estate group with an emphasis on finance, acquisitions, dispositions, development and restructuring.
Lewis Goss II

For 15 years, Lewis has represented banks, private debt and equity funds, insurance companies, and other institutional investors in a wide variety of commercial transactions, including: real estate acquisition, bridge, and construction financing; mezzanine, note-on-note, preferred equity, and other subordinate finance structures; syndications and intercreditor agreements; as well as loan restructuring, distressed assets, and workouts. Lewis has experience with both single-asset and large portfolio transactions with domestic and international borrowers and collateral. Additionally, Lewis represents developers and investors in their acquisitions, dispositions, and development of commercial real estate and infrastructure projects.

Client Work

Recent representations include:

  • Represented a large private equity firm in the mortgage loan workout and repossession of a Washington DC trophy office building through a membership interest purchase of the borrower.
  • DC hotel and multi-family mixed-use development: Represented a midsized commercial bank on a $130 million mortgage loan and negotiated the intercreditor agreement with the mezzanine lender ($61 million) for the multi-family capital stack. Represented the bank as the leverage lender ($45 million) to the hotel mortgage loan lender ($56 million).
  • Represented a midsized commercial bank on a $130 million senior loan for the redevelopment of the former Hoffmann-La Roche campus in Nutley, New Jersey.
  • Represented a midsized commercial bank on a $121 million mall construction and redevelopment in Florida.
  • Represented a midsized commercial bank on a $45 million leverage loan on the $49 million refinancing of a newly constructed multi-family in New York City. The leverage loan originated with the mortgage loan.
  • Represented one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the world on a $125 million mortgage secured by a Washington, DC Class-A office building.
  • Represented a global investment bank (and its equity partners) (i) in the sale of a shopping mall in California; and (ii) as Agent and Lenders in the seller financing of a senior mortgage facility to the purchaser of the asset.
  • Represented a global investment bank on a $106 million construction mortgage loan in Tennessee.
  • Represented a global investment bank on a $63 million acquisition loan for a Class-A office park in Arizona.
  • Represented a private-equity firm on a $66 million loan for a single-family home portfolio in Georgia.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Lewis was recognized as an Up and Coming lawyer by Chambers USA in 2022 and as a national leader in Real Estate law by Legal 500 US from 2019 - 2022. He was named one of Washington DC’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by Legal Bisnow in 2016.


Previous Work

Prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Lewis worked as an associate at an international law firm, and during law school served as an intern for the Hon. Maurice A. Ross of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.