Vasiliki Yiannoulis

USA: New York

Withers Bergman LLP
430 Park Avenue
10th Floor
NY 10022-3505

Tel: +1 212 848 9866


Vasi is a partner in the real estate team of Withers in New York.

Her practice primarily focuses on commercial real estate matters, including assisting private and institutional clients with a variety of real estate transactions such as property acquisitions and dispositions, loan transactions, and title matters. Vasi also provides comprehensive advice on a variety of leasing matters for corporate and private clients in the fashion, retail, and luxury sectors, among others.

Additionally, she has represented institutional clients in certain areas of commercial finance, including debt financing and other lending transactions.

  • Harvard University, AB, Government, 2004, Cum Laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2009
  • Represented various luxury retail companies in retail lease negotiations nationwide.
  • Represented a leading international hospitality group in its leases, purchases and financings of real property in locations across the U.S.
  • Represented art galleries in their purchases and/or leases of gallery space in New York City.
  • Negotiated joint ventures on behalf of foreign investors for the purchase, financing and redevelopment of real property in New York City.
Withers represents some of the most prominent individuals and institutions in the world in a wide variety of commercial and residential real estate transactions. Whether we are advising a tenth-generation landowner in England, an international school in its financing for expansion in Asia, helping a fund acquire a resort in Australia or structuring an investment in a mixed-use development in San Francisco, our team are discreet, cost-conscious and forward thinking, spotting potential pitfalls before anyone else.

Our strong relationships with institutional investors, financial institutions, surveyors and other industry professionals are important to us. Many of our clients have relied on our advice for generations. However, we also excel at explaining the intricacies of our markets to foreign investors looking for cross-border opportunities.

Withers has been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for over 100 years. We advise clients on their business and personal legal needs around the world.

We are the largest law firm in the world dedicated to the needs of successful people, their families, their businesses and their philanthropic work. With offices in Europe, Asia, the United States, Australia and the Caribbean we provide coverage that other law firms in this area cannot. In this fast moving and increasingly regulated world the need for integrated advice has never been more important and we continually look for opportunities to ensure we work in the same locations as our clients and their wealth.

We have represented 55% of The Sunday Times Rich List, 25% of The Forbes World’s Billionaires List in the US, while in Asia we act for 30% of the top 20 Hong Kong billionaires of the Forbes World’s Billionaires List.

Our New York office serves as the base for much of our international work, including commercial transactions, wealth planning for multinational families, cross-border litigations and legal advice on a multitude of other issues successful people face.

“I have known that I wanted to be a lawyer since high school, but I fell into real estate purely by accident. Since then, it has been a very fun ride, as the New York City real estate world is populated with a variety of interesting characters. As I have progressed in my career, I have found that I particularly love leasing (and have developed a real expertise in this area), which is the building block of real estate transactions.”
Vasiliki Yiannoulis