About Scott A. Hovanyetz

Success in real estate requires a high level of responsiveness and skill at solving problems. As an associate in Katten's Real Estate practice, Scott Hovanyetz delivers on that need through a combination of experience — developed by working on a wide range of real estate transactions over the course of his career — and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for his clients.

Making real estate an investment to build on

Real estate clients need attorneys who move quickly and efficiently, and find ways to achieve their business goals while ensuring that their interests are protected. To serve that need, Scott focuses on providing his clients with responsive, timely service and utilizing a practical approach. Relying on his broad range of experience, Scott devises creative solutions for his client’s business problems.

Scott's background includes mortgages, mezzanine finance, construction finance, land and equity acquisitions and sales, ground and space lease negotiation and administration, and asset development and management, involving a variety of real estate property types, including office, retail, warehouse and residential.

Prior to joining Katten, Scott was an associate at another large law firm. In law school, Scott served as a member of the Seton Hall Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Scott has also been published in JD Supra on the topic of New York State lawmakers considering proposals for nearly $7 billion in tax hikes that includes taxes on mezzanine and preferred equity financing and a tax on individuals with second homes in New York City (or a “pied-à-terre” tax).

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Practice Focus

  • Real estate equity and investments
  • Real estate finance and lending
  • Construction and development
  • Leasing/Ground leasing
  • Joint ventures