Marina Rabinovich counsels investors, owners, landlords, and tenants in all aspects of their real estate needs. Her pragmatic approach towards the completion of sophisticated transactions gives clients simple, yet creative, solutions to any issues that may arise. Her long-time clients know she is passionate about fighting for what is important and gets deals done.

Marina brings her no-nonsense approach to her practice. She is a strong advocate for her clients, and brings years of successful representation to each real estate deal. She uses her market knowledge to get her clients results.

  • Experience

    • Marina represents equity investors and operating partners on purchases, sales and financings of office properties, multi-family properties, shopping centers and loan portfolios.
    • She advises equity investors and operating partners in joint venture arrangements, including transactions with a “cross-promote” structure and preferred equity components.
    • When Islamic financing is involved, Marina works under these guidelines toward favorable solutions for her clients.
    • Marina also represents landlords and tenants in office, shopping center and retail leases, including flagship and headquarters locations.
    • Marina represents borrowers in defeasance transactions and credit line arrangements secured by subscription agreements, loan portfolios and other non-real property collateral.
  • Credentials


    • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1986
      Boston University International Law Journal, Articles Editor
    • Barnard College, B.A., 1982

    Bar Admissions

    • New York

            Languages Spoken & Fluency

            • Russian, Fluent
          • Insights


            Update: FinCEN Reissues Revised Regulations Aimed at Discovering and Preventing Money Laundering

            The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) reissued its Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) last week, which is effective from November 12, 2019 to May 9, 2020.


            Update: FinCEN Issues Revised Regulations that Aim to Discover and Prevent Money Laundering

            On November 15, 2018, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its sixth Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) aimed at preventing money laundering in all-cash residential real estate purchases made by legal entities.


            Blind Pool Fund v. Pledge Fund

            Real estate Sponsors raising capital from Investors have multiple ways to structure the investment.

            News Release

            Schiff Hardin Closes $180.5M Sale of California Multi-Family Portfolio

            Schiff Hardin represented an affiliate of Sterling American Property V L.P., a major real estate opportunity fund, in the sale of a multi-family portfolio located in Riverside County, Calif.


            Protecting a Ground Leasehold Mortgagee’s Interests — Refining the Requirements for Financeability

            In order to be financeable, a ground lease must expressly allow the tenant to secure financing with the ground lease as collateral. If the tenant’s lender forecloses because of the tenant’s default under the ground lease financing, the lender succeeds to the tenant’s rights under the lease. This arrangement raises a number of critical questions about the relationship between the tenant, the landlord as the owner of the fee interest, the leasehold lender and the fee lender.


            Changes to Partnership Audit Rules Will Affect Real Estate Investors Utilizing Partnerships and LLCs

            The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 means that adjustments made at the partnership-level are assessed against the partnership rather than against the partners.


            FinCEN Regulations Will Aim to Discover and Prevent Money Laundering

            On January 13, 2016, the Department of Treasury issued temporary regulations aimed at preventing money laundering.

          • Citizenship

            Civic and Charitable Memberships

            • Jewish Child Care Association, Board of Trustees
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          Schiff Hardin closes $75MM loan secured by a shopping mall in Springfield, Oregon

          Schiff Hardin represented an affiliate of Rouse Properties, Inc. in connection with the $75,000,000 loan made by CIBC and secured by The Shoppes at Gateway located in Springfield, Oregon. The Schiff Hardin team was led by Marina Rabinovich (Real Estate – New York) and included William A. Goldman (Real Estate – New York).