Michael J. Haas
Michael Haas is a member of the Basser Center Advisory Board. He attended Cleveland State University (J.D.) as well as Syracuse University (B.A. in Political Science). Michael represents clients in real estate, real estate finance, private equity, and real estate fund formation. He negotiates joint venture agreements and large portfolio transactions and counsels clients in relation to distressed assets and workouts and in connection with troubled joint ventures. In addition, Michael has experience with mezzanine, mortgage, and lease finance. He regularly advises clients regarding the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and management of multifamily, industrial, office, retail, and hotel properties in the United States. He is the co-chair of Latham & Watkins LLP Real Estate Practice worldwide.
Michael is president of the board of trustees for The Agnon School and serves on the board of trustees for The Cleveland Jewish Community Foundation and B'nai Jeshurun. He is a former member of the United Jewish Community's National Young Leadership Cabinet and the Historic Warehouse District Board and current member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the American Bar Association (Real Property Section). He is a frequent speaker on real estate, has been a guest commentator on Fox Business News, and is regularly quoted in various publications.