Stefanie M. Graham

Stefanie’s practice involves all aspects of commercial real estate.
Stefanie Graham

Stefanie’s experience includes representing owners, developers, managers, landlords, and tenants in acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, and leasing.

Stefanie frequently advises clients throughout the entire process of asset acquisition, from term sheet to purchase and sale agreement to equity structuring to financing to leasing. She also represents borrowers and private lenders with respect to various forms of debt and financings, including construction financing, PACE financing, mezzanine financing and preferred equity debt.

Client Work

  • Represented a publicly traded REIT in connection with its acquisition of two multifamily assets for $307 million.
  • Represented an investor and developer in connection with its acquisition, construction and mezzanine financing ($225 million in the aggregate), and development of 720 West End Avenue.
  • Represented a family-owned private equity and investment firm in its $42 million acquisition of a boutique hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Facilitated an $89 million NYC Accelerator Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) loan to help an investor and developer retrofit 111 Wall Street to be energy efficient.
  • Represented a family-run developer, owner, and manager in the refinancing of the One Bryant Park tower. The deal combined a $950 million commercial mortgage-backed securities loan from Bank of America and $650 million worth of public-assisted financing that dates to a decade ago.
  • Represented the purchaser/contract assignor in a $111 million acquisition of five (5) residential apartment buildings in Manhattan.
  • Represent a family-run developer, owner, and manager in a variety of office and retail leases and licenses, including a lease with Landmark Theatres at the VIA 57 West building.
  • Represented an EB-5 lender in a $100 million construction loan for the renovation and rehabilitation of the Nassau Coliseum.
  • Represented an EB-5 lender in a $96 million construction mezzanine loan for a mixed-use (retail/hotel) project in Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Represented an EB-5 lender in a $200 million construction mezzanine loan for a mixed-use (retail/hotel) project in the Times Square district in New York.
  • Represented the developer in a $63.2 million construction/bridge financing for a mixed-use (hotel/office/retail/entertainment) project in Jupiter, Florida.
  • Represented the developer in connection with the acquisition, financing, and development of a $50.5 million mixed-use condominium on Wooster Street in New York.
  • Represented the developer in its acquisition of a ground leasehold position and the subsequent financing and development of a 450-unit residential complex adjacent to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
  • Represented the owner in the acquisition of the property and negotiation of a ground lease with a franchised, quick-service restaurant in Suffolk County, New York.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions


  • “C-PACE positioned for widespread use in NYC as environmental regulation deadlines approach,” New York Real Estate Journal, August 2021  


  • Super Lawyers, 2017-current

Boards, Memberships & Certifications


  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Life Beyond the Law

Outside of law, Stefanie enjoys reading, traveling, and attending live music and sporting events with her family.

  • Practices
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • New York Bar
    • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Education
    New York Law School, JD, cum laude, 2010
    Fordham University, BA, 2005