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Arnold & Porter

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

A strong choice for sophisticated developments, acquisitions and commercial leases. Capable of handling all property classes, with a particular focus on office buildings and commercial headquarters. Maintains particular strength in debt and equity financing of real estate and also noted for its adroit counsel on real estate transactions involving federal government interests. Often advises on development transactions for nonprofits, colleges and universities.

Strengths

Sources describe the firm as a group of "first-class and very reputable lawyers."

According to clients the real estate practice is "just outstanding."

Work highlights

Represented Snell Construction Corporation on the $505 million sale of the Southern Towers housing complex in Alexandria, Virginia.

Notable practitioners

Amy Rifkind regularly handles the acquisition, sale and leasing of office properties, and offers notable experience handling matters relating to government real estate.
"A terrific lawyer. She is dedicated and hard-working."

Carey Smith offers experience handling transactional real estate matters for joint ventures, developers and investors. He has a noted real estate tax specialty.

Jennifer Perkins is widely considered a go-to adviser on complex leasing matters for both tenants and landlords.

Kenneth Schwartz has a broad transactional practice which includes the sale and acquisition of land, ground leases and financings.
"He is very good at negotiations, and he maintains a calm and level demeanor no matter how stressful the situation."

Michael Goodwin 's esteemed practice sees him regularly handle real estate acquisitions, developments and leases for a range of prominent clients.
"He's simply as good a real estate lawyer as there is. He is exceedingly smart, and has the ability to get any type of transaction or deal over the line.""He's a pleasure to work with: thoughtful and smart; he has a great temperament and is a fantastic lawyer."

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Real Estate

Arnold & Porter

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Location

601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20001-3743

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

District of Columbia

Real Estate


Amy B Rifkind
Band 1
Carey W Smith
Band 4
Jennifer Perkins
Band 3
Kenneth Schwartz
Band 4
Michael Goodwin
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