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Patrick Kassen

Managing Director

Legal & Compliance — New York

Patrick Kassen is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and Real Estate CCO focused on legal and compliance matters.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Kassen served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the private equity firm Equity International, where he managed the compliance program and handled fund formations and governance, acquisitions and dispositions of investments and tax structuring. Previously he was an associate focused on corporate and real estate transactions at the law firms Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago.

Mr. Kassen received an AB magna cum laude from Princeton University and a JD cum laude from Harvard University. He also received a MBA in the evening program at Northwestern University. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Peru.