Ann Seung-Eun Lee is a counsel in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group. Ms. Lee’s legal practice involves structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing complex commercial real estate and corporate transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, development projects and financings involving all asset classes, including commercial office buildings, hotels, retail properties and industrial properties. She has represented institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies and other property owners, managers and developers.

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Ms. Lee has represented institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, asset management companies and other international property investors in a variety of transactions, often with a cross-border component, involving all asset classes, including commercial office buildings, logistics facilities, hotels, retail properties, and residential buildings. Her representative experiences include advising on:

  • Recapitalization of a joint venture for the acquisition of a $1.28 billion portfolio of 85 multifamily residential properties located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Joint venture for the acquisition, development and operation of high-end outdoor lodging properties throughout the United States.
  • Acquisition of 250 future cell towers to be constructed throughout Wisconsin.
  • Sale of a portion of a four-acre mixed-use development project in downtown San Francisco.
  • Joint venture for the development of five Class A industrial facilities totaling approximately 963,000 square feet.
  • Joint venture for the multi-phased renovation and reposition of a Class A office building located in Portland, Oregon.
  • Origination of a construction loan to finance the construction of a hotel in downtown Los Angeles, CA.*
  • Joint venture to develop multiple office and residential buildings in San Francisco, CA.*
  • Joint venture to acquire trophy buildings in New York City, Munich and Paris.*
  • Joint venture to acquire a portfolio of 15 residential buildings located across eight U.S. states.*
  • Joint venture to acquire a portfolio of student housing buildings located across multiple U.S. states.*
  • Acquisition of trophy assets in key cities in the U.S. as well as in London, Sydney, Munich and Paris.*
  • Acquisition of a mezzanine loan indirectly secured by Class A office buildings located in the U.S.*
  • Acquisition of a Fortune 100 company’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin. 

Professional Activities

Ms. Lee is a member of the Real Property Law Section of both the Bar Association of San Francisco and the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Lee was a Senior Foreign Legal Consultant at Kim & Chang, a leading law firm in South Korea. She was also with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York prior to that time.


Ms. Lee was recognized in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide as a “rising star” in Real Estate in Korea.

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J.D., 2002
Yale Law School
B.A., 1999
Yale University



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