Mr. Kris Ferranti

Mr. Kris Ferranti

Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Kris Ferranti, a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP, has been named a “Rising Star” by Law360 for the second consecutive year and by Super Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year.

As a member of Sherman & Sterling’s Real Estate Group, Ferranti represents foreign and domestic investors and developers on major real estate transactions.

Ferranti was on the Shearman team that advised Unibail-Rodamco on its $25-billion acquisition of Westfield Corporation. The deal, which closed in June 2018, was characterized as the biggest retail real estate acquisition ever by The Wall Street Journal.

He also played a role in what is believed to be the largest lease transaction of its kind in New York City history. The deal, which involved SL Green Realty Corporation and a Citigroup affiliate, extended Citi's leases at 388-390 Greenwich Street, covering more than 2.6-million square feet.

Ferranti counseled Olayan America on its $1.4-billion acquisition and $570-million financing of the former Sony Building at 550 Madison Avenue. He also advised Credit Suisse on a lease for significant space at One Madison Avenue and 315 Park Avenue South; counseled Solow Realty & Development Company as borrower on its $1.2-billion, 10-year loan for 9 West 57th Street; and advised on the $1.67-billion construction financing of American Dream Mall, a multimillion-square-foot entertainment, dining, and shopping complex in northern New Jersey.