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Michael E. Puleo

  • Real Estate
Michael Puleo

Representative  Experience

Michael E. Puleo is a real estate transactional attorney with a core concentration in secured and unsecured real estate finance transactions. Michael’s real estate finance experience includes complex representative matters, such as single and multiple asset property portfolio financings, mezzanine financings, and preferred equity structures. Michael also has significant experience in acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, joint ventures, development projects, and equity investments across all product types. Michael’s client list consists of publicly traded and privately held operating companies, institutional investors, and developers. Prior to practicing law, Michael worked in the investment banking and hedge fund industry, having worked on complex derivative transactions for clients involving derivative products used for hedging, investment or arbitrage purposes.

Selected representative  matters  include:

  • Represented large national bank in the sale of its leasehold interest across multiple office buildings
  • Represented an institutional real estate company in the acquisition of a development site
  • Represented multiple client groups in the disposition of commercial real estate to foreign investors
  • Represented a medical institute in the disposition of its office building to a top private university


  • Southwestern Law School, J.D.
  • Syracuse University, B.A., Economics


  • California

Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvment

  • The State Bar of California

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • “Cross Border Chinese Real Estate Joint Ventures and Reverse Mergers”, California Real Property Journal, Vol. 33. No. 4, 2015
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