Feb 13, 2018
Former partner Alan Lawrence is rejoining the firm as a partner in New York. Lawrence returns to Cadwalader from Arnold & Porter, where he was a partner.
“We’re all very excited to bring back to our firm another exceptional lawyer,” said Cadwalader managing partner Pat Quinn. “Alan has a long history of advising clients on complex real estate financing and other matters. It’s great to have him home.”
Added Cadwalader Real Estate Finance group chair William McInerney, “Alan is widely viewed as a top attorney in the real estate finance space, and of course many of us worked closely with him during his time at the firm. We know he will be a great addition to our exceptional practice.”
Lawrence represents institutional lenders and funds in all aspects of real estate financings and restructurings and investors in the acquisition, development, and operation of commercial properties. His experience includes the representation of lenders, participants, and servicers in the origination and restructuring of mortgage and mezzanine loans, revolving credit facilities, public-to-private financings, debtor-in-possession facilities, and other loans relating to commercial real estate. He also advises investors in preferred equity and joint venture transactions. His financing and restructuring experience has involved a broad range of co-lender and participation structures and all types of commercial properties including, hotel, gaming, office, retail, industrial, and multifamily properties.
His experience also includes the representation of foreign investors in US real estate; US funds and institutions in their direct and indirect investments in commercial properties outside the US; and investors in the negotiation of joint venture arrangements with domestic and foreign commercial real estate developers and the related due diligence investigations.
“Cadwalader has such a strong marketplace position in the real estate finance space,” Lawrence said. “Many of my clients have been with me since my Cadwalader days, so I look forward to re-introducing them -- and introducing my newer clients -- to my team at Cadwalader.”
Lawrence is the third partner to return to Cadwalader since the firm's launch of its new strategic plan in 2016. Global Litigation chair Jason Halper rejoined the firm in September 2016, and M&A partner Chris Cox, formerly the firm's Corporate Group chair, returned to the firm last week from a corporate role with a firm client.
Lawrence’s return is also the latest in a series of important lateral partner arrivals at Cadwalader. In addition to Cox and Halper, partners Todd Blanche, Kyle DeYoung and Ellen Holloman joined together to bolster the firm’s Litigation capabilities in New York and Washington, DC; partner Kurt Oosterhouse expanded the firm’s Finance practice with his arrival in Charlotte; partner Peter Morreale signed on to the firm’s Capital Markets practice in Washington, DC; and partner David Teigman became head of the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits practice in New York.
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