Sheppard Mullin issued the following announcement on Oct. 29.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce seven attorneys have joined the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group in New York from Venable LLP. Among the group joining are partners Peter G. Koffler, formerly chair of Venable’s New York Real Estate practice group and vice chair of the firm’s national practice, Brian N. Gurtman and Ross A. Honig; special counsel Julia Geykhman, Robert J. Gorzelany and Lee Weiss; and associate Jared Wachtler.
"We enthusiastically welcome Peter, Brian and Ross and their team to the firm," said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin." The firm has a leading real estate practice nationally, and this group significantly enhances our capabilities in New York and nationwide. These highly accomplished attorneys have worked on numerous high-profile, multi-state deals and counsel some of the leading investment management firms in real estate matters. The firm and our clients will benefit greatly from their addition."
Real Estate practice group leader Nancy Scull added, "This turnkey group brings outstanding East Coast real estate credentials to our firm. Their complex commercial real estate experience involving signature acquisitions, sales, leases, development and finance transactions is an ideal complement to Sheppard Mullin’s leading real estate practice."
"Sheppard Mullin’s highly regarded real estate practice has an outstanding reputation and a deep bench of talent," commented Koffler, who will lead the group in New York. "We were extremely excited by the opportunity of expanding the firm’s Real Estate practice in New York. Sheppard Mullin’s global footprint provides an incredible platform to serve our clients, and this strategic move is the perfect fit for us."
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