Martin I. Zankel
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1974
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, B.S., 1955
Martin Zankel is Emeritus Counsel of BartkoZankel. With a specialization in large, multifaceted property transactions, Martin has represented national retailers in major acquisitions as well as real estate developers and investors. He was instrumental in managing a $450,000,000 institutional joint venture for a developer and in the $2,000,000,000 restructuring of equity and lending interests with an institutional lender on behalf of a real estate investor-developer.
Mr. Zankel’s expertise extends to the efficient sale and acquisition of business entities. He possesses extensive experience in navigating clients through structurally complex acquisition transactions, including representing the sellers in the sale of a major West Coast auction house to a Fortune 500 company.
Mr. Zankel has managed the acquisition financing of a nine-figure package of secured loans for a real estate company and was instrumental in the re-financing of this loan two years later.
His broad skills in the real estate industry include the management of the phase-out of a 28-store division for a retail client who elected to exit single geographic market.
Mr. Zankel’s talent and command of real estate is demonstrated in his book Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Leases, published in 1990 by a division of Longman’s and re-issued in 2001 by Mesa House Publishing, as well as numerous other articles published in real estate and legal journals.