Robin Panovka co-heads Wachtell Lipton’s real estate and REIT M&A groups. He focuses on M&A and strategic transactions across the real estate, REIT, hospitality, gaming and private equity sectors, and also advises on general cross-border M&A and large-scale projects including the redevelopment of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Mr Panovka has been named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in the United States, and is consistently ranked as one of the leading REIT and real estate M&A lawyers by Chambers, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and similar publications. He was recently described in Chambers as ‘the dean of US REIT M&A’. He is the co-author of ‘REITs: Mergers and Acquisitions’, a leading treatise published by Law Journal Press, co-chair of the NYU REIT Center, and has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.