Latest Additions Continue Rapid Expansion of Firm’s West Coast Trans…

Latest Additions Continue Rapid Expansion of Firm’s West Coast Transactional Practices and Enhance Real Estate and Tax Capabilities

LOS ANGELES–LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with over 700 lawyers worldwide, announced that D. Eric Remensperger and Raj Tanden have joined the firm as partners in its Los Angeles office. They join a rapidly-expanding office that has significantly grown its transactional capabilities in recent years.

Mr. Remensperger, who joins the firm as a real estate partner and will head Proskauer’s West Coast Real Estate Department, was a real estate partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients on virtually all aspects of real estate law, with a focus on institutional investors, particularly in the area of secured lending work, portfolio acquisitions and capital deployment.

Mr. Tanden, a tax partner at Morrison & Foerster, brings to the Proskauer Tax Department a wide-ranging practice that runs the gamut of domestic and international transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures and divestitures.

The additions increase the breadth and depth of the firm’s premier West Coast transactional practice, which includes lawyers handling a wide array of complex matters in the banking and finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, entertainment, real estate and tax arenas.

“The expertise of Eric and Raj, the latest in our recent string of important additions to our Los Angeles office, will be a key component in our continuing emergence as one of the preeminent transactional practices in Southern California, as well as a significant enhancement to our international real estate and lodging and gaming practices,” said Allen I. Fagin, chair of Proskauer.

Michael Woronoff, who heads Proskauer’s California Corporate Department, said the addition of Mr. Remensperger and Mr. Tanden will add to the firm’s growing reputation as the go-to transactional firm in Southern California.

“The additions of Eric and Raj bring important capabilities to the firm that will dramatically bolster our ability to meet the needs of clients in complex business transactions in this market and around the world,” said Mr. Woronoff.

Mr. Woronoff pointed to the addition earlier this year of Fred Bernstein, a partner who focuses on a broad spectrum of activities relating to the creation and financing of entertainment content, as another example of the firm’s success in continuing to build its transactional platform in Los Angeles.

Mr. Remensperger’s experience embraces a wide range of real estate transactions, including asset purchases and dispositions, secured and mezzanine financings, sale-leaseback transactions, leveraged lease transactions, synthetic leases, real estate investment trusts, construction and development projects, workouts and debt restructurings, tax-exempt bond financings, the formation of investment vehicles and joint ventures, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and other equity/participation arrangements, securitized debt transactions, project finance and commercial leases.

A frequent panelist and speaker, Mr. Remensperger has also been active in the New York and Los Angeles Bar associations and currently sits on the Executive Committee for the Real Property Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in both New York and California and received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattanville College.

Beside his transactional expertise, Mr. Tanden represents clients in state and local tax matters, tax controversies, executive compensation and general tax planning, and works with pass-through entities, including partnerships, mutual funds, real estate investment trusts and S corporations. He has been an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law and is a frequent author and speaker on issues relating to taxation and corporate transactions. In addition, he is a member of the Tax Advisory Group for the Investment Company Institute, the Government Relations Committee of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and the Executive Committee of the University of Southern California Law School Tax Institute. He received his LL.M. from New York University Law School, his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School, and his B.S. from the University of Southern California.

The Los Angeles office of Proskauer Rose delivers a full range of sophisticated legal services on matters arising in California, throughout the country and abroad. Drawing on the breadth of the firm’s expertise, the office accesses the resources of over 700 attorneys throughout the firm’s eight offices to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients in the most efficient manner.

About Proskauer Rose

Proskauer Rose, founded in 1875, is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, Newark, New Orleans and Paris. The firm has wide experience in all areas of practice important to businesses and individuals, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general commercial litigation, private equity and fund formation, patent and intellectual property litigation and prosecution, labor and employment law, real estate transactions, internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, bankruptcy and reorganizations, trusts and estates, and taxation. Its clients span industries including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, Internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation. The firm can be found online at http://www.proskauer.com.

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