NEW YORK — April 11, 2012 — Hunton & Williams LLP announces Carl F. Schwartz and Laurie A. Grasso have joined the firm’s capital finance and real estate team as partners. Schwartz will be chair of the New York real estate group, focusing on real estate development, private equity and opportunity funds, and structured finance transactions. Schwartz and Grasso come to Hunton & Williams from Herrick, Feinstein LLP.
William A. Walsh Jr., head of the firm’s real estate practice, says, “We are thrilled to have added two prominent real estate practitioners in New York.”
Schwartz, who chaired Herrick’s real estate department for 10 years, represents commercial real estate owners, developers and lenders, including REITs and private equity funds, in local, national and international transactions. He is well known in the New York real estate market¬place and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business, CNBC and The Real Deal and profiled in The New York Times.
“We are excited to provide our clients with a national platform and widely recognized equity fund, REIT and finance practices,” says Schwartz.
Adds Grasso: “We are looking forward to integrating our practices with those of the 40 Hunton & Williams real estate lawyers doing sophisticated real estate transactions around the country.”
Grasso concentrates on real estate private equity funds, development, joint ventures and debt investments. At Herrick, she served as chair of its real estate private equity group.
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