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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 1District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Represents national and international clients in real estate acquisitions and developments across the country. Exceptional expertise in a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, leasing and financing, and excels in advising on shopping center, office building, multifamily and hotel projects. Impressive client roster includes owners, developers, investors, lenders and borrowers.

Strengths

A client notes: "For leasing, finance, and general matters, it is the top commercial real estate law firm in DC."

Another praises the firm's work on innovative lease design, saying: "It is exceptional: there is no other firm I would go to for such an important initiative."

Work highlights

Represented Transform Midco in its $1 billion sale of Innovel Solutions to Costco Wholesale Corporation. The transaction included the sale of 130 properties across the USA and Puerto Rico.

Notable practitioners

Amy Carbins is cochair of the practice, and offers expertise in matters including acquisitions, leases and complex structuring financings.
"She has a no-nonsense approach. She likes to cut through and get a deal, which is much appreciated in transaction mode.""She's learned from the best and has a terrific ability to negotiate firmly while keeping all parties engaged and moving forward."

Frederick Klein regularly handles complex transactional real estate matters for his clients, including leasing, acquisitions, and financing of a wide range of properties.
"The top sales and finance attorney in DC. His experience and  his relationships with all parties in this arena are invaluable.""He knows everybody in the real estate business. He has seen everything."

Jay Epstien maintains a broad transactional real estate practice which regularly sees him advise on major leases and financing matters.
"He provides exceptional guidance that is layered with years of legal expertise and practical problem solving.""He's very smooth: a really excellent attorney and a dean of real estate law."

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Real Estate

DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Location

500 Eighth Street, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20004

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Amy Carbins
Band 4
Frederick L Klein
Star Individuals
Jay Epstien
Band 1