Haas, Michael J.

North Point901 Lakeside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114- 1190

Updated: 01/07/2014


Michael Haas represents clients in real estate, real estate finance, private equity, and real estate fund formation. He negotiates joint venture agreements and large portfolio transactions and counsels clients in relation to distressed assets and workouts and in connection with troubled joint ventures. In addition, Michael has experience with mezzanine, mortgage, and lease finance. He regularly advises clients regarding the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and management of...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • Hebrew

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate & Property Companies
  • Real Estate Funds
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Distressed Real Estate Transactions

Representative Cases

  • American Greetings acquires Papyrus trademark and wholesale business , (2009)
  • JRK Birchmont Advisors acquires 17 multi-family projects in various U.S. states, and obtains related acquisition financing , (2009)
  • OM Group acquires EaglePicher Technologies from EaglePicher Corporation for $171.9 million , (2009)
  • Pershing Square Capital proposes DIP loan to General Growth Properties , (2010)


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1994
  • Syracuse University, 1991
    Major: Political Science


Published Works

  • Distressed Times Call for Ordinary Measures: Revisit Your Loan Covenants to Avoid Springing Recourse Liability, 2009
  • Potential Real Estate Opportunities Under TARP, 2008

Office Information


North Point901 Lakeside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114- 1190


  • (216) 579-0212


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