James Spitzer Jr. is a New York real estate attorney and a partner in Holland and Knight’s Real Estate practice. His clients include national real estate equity funds; hotel developers, owners and operators; and local, national and multinational developers and investors. During his extensive career, he has acted as lead counsel in a variety of complex transactions, including preferred equity investments and mezzanine loans, development and financing of hotels, hotel management agreements, leasing and joint ventures of food and beverage operations, the sale of a publicly traded REIT, the sale to an UPREIT of a multifamily portfolio owned by multiple partnerships and net lease transactions.