Nitya Kumar Goyal
Partner | Philadelphia
Nitya Kumar Goyal

Nitya Kumar Goyal focuses her practice in the area of commercial real estate finance. She represents banks, insurance companies, institutional lenders and private equity investors in mortgage and mezzanine loan origination secured by a wide variety of commercial real estate properties, including office buildings, industrial, multifamily, hotels and retail properties, as well as loan participations, syndications and other co-lender arrangements.

Ms. Kumar Goyal was recognized as a “Rising Star” by The Legal 500 US in 2023. She was also listed as an associate to watch by Chambers USA for real estate finance in 2021 and as "up and coming" by Chambers USA for real estate finance. Ms. Kumar Goyal was honored as “Diversity & Inclusion: Future Leader” in the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards for North America 2022 and as an "Asian Leader Worth Watching" in Profiles in Diversity Journal's Q2 2022 edition. She was also named a finalist for “Rising Star in Finance” by Euromoney in its Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2022.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Kumar Goyal worked as an associate in the real estate practice group of another international law firm where she represented private equity funds in commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and mortgage and mezzanine financings for single assets as well as hotel and office building portfolios.

  • Represented a global bank, as lender, in connection with the origination of a US$500 million mortgage loan and US$260 million mezzanine loan secured by 12 properties (including 5 office properties, 5 retail properties, 1 parking garage and 1 hotel) located in Manhattan, New York.
  • Represented two U.S. banks, as lenders, in connection with the refinancing and origination of a US$576 million mortgage loan secured by 13 retail centers and a movie theatre located in Arizona, California, Texas and Virginia. The mortgage loan was later securitized in a single-asset, stand-alone transaction.
  • Represented a global bank, as lender, in connection with the origination of a US$325 million mortgage loan and US$100 million mezzanine financing of four office/retail buildings in Brooklyn, NY.
  • The Ties That Bind: Distressed Debt in a Structured World — Dechert LLP, New York, NY (May 8, 2023)
  • Climate Change and the Commercial Real Estate Industry — Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Real Estate Institute 2021, Virtual Conference (December 3, 2021)
    • Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, B.SFS, 2008, cum laude
    • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2011, with High Honors; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, The George Washington Law Review
    • Pennsylvania
    • New York
    • Massachusetts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Honorable Christopher C. Conner