McDermott Boosts West Coast Real Estate Capabilities


LOS ANGELES (January 7, 2014) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP today announced that leading real estate practitioner Lynn Anne Shapiro has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner. Ms. Shapiro, who joins from another international law firm, brings considerable real estate transactional experience to McDermott’s highly-ranked Corporate Advisory Practice Group.

Ms. Shapiro has practiced for nearly two decades, with a focus on complex real estate transactions, including in regulated industries (such as Health and Energy) and the hospitality industry.

At her prior firm, she represented numerous Fortune 500 clients as lead counsel for acquisition, disposition, development, leasing and debt and equity transactions. Her work spanned such industry segments as renewable energy and healthcare facilities, residential and mixed-use developments, public-private partnerships, and commercial, high-tech and heavy industrial assets.

“We are very pleased to welcome Lynn to the firm,” said David Goldman, head of the Firm’s international Corporate Advisory Practice Group. “Many of our clients, including Asian and other international investors, are actively expanding their West Coast real estate operations and having another seasoned real estate lawyer on the team in Los Angeles will be enormously helpful. Lynn’s broad-based knowledge and experience will help the Firm better serve our clients’ real estate needs across multiple industries and jurisdictions.”

Ms. Shapiro received her B.S. and a J.D. from the University of Southern California. Earlier in her career, Ms. Shapiro served as General Counsel for a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns, develops and operates life science facilities nationwide.

McDermott Will & Emery’s Real Estate Group counsels clients on all aspects of the acquisition and development of real estate. The Firm’s work extends from the structuring of large, complex acquisitions through development and ultimate disposition.

Closely collaborating with lawyers in our corporate, tax, labor and employment, intellectual property, government strategies and environmental practices, McDermott’s real estate team structures and implements diverse transactions and regularly advises on the key issues impacting real estate developments and operations. In addition, the real estate team works actively with the McDermott’s leading Tax and Private Client practices in advising international clients in their investing activities across jurisdictions.

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McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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