Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – NEW YORK, May 21, 2007 — Orrick, Herringt…

Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – NEW YORK, May 21, 2007 — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Alan J. Pomerantz has joined the firm’s real estate practice in New York as a partner. A former partner and head of the real estate practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Pomerantz joins Orrick from private equity real estate investment company ERE Advisors LLC, where he was Co-CEO and President and a member of the company’s Investment Committee.
“Alan Pomerantz is a big-impact player,” said Peter Bicks, the Partner-in-Charge of Orrick’s New York office. “He brings decades of experience as a deal lawyer, which, combined with his recent experience as a senior business executive, will enable Orrick to keep pace with clients’ growing needs for capital markets and real estate-related services in New York and around the world.”
A leading real estate lawyer in the New York community, Pomerantz was the chair of Weil Gotshal’s global property and finance practice group for 11 years as well as a member of its firmwide global management committee and its New York pro bono committee. He has represented many of the preeminent global private equity investors, investment banks, financial institutions and real estate developers in large and complex real estate transactions, including equity joint ventures, project developments, acquisitions, public and private financings, and restructurings. Among his many community activities, Pomerantz is a member of the Executive Committee and Advisory Board of the Real Estate Institute of New York University and has cochaired its annual Capital Markets and Pension Fund Investment Conference for more than ten years. He is a board member of the Furman Center, a joint research center of the New York University Law School and the NYU. Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, which addresses issues of low-income and affordable housing.
“Alan will take a lead role in building a high-value capital markets-oriented New York real estate practice to complement our strong real estate practices in Europe, Asia and the West Coast,” said William Murray, Jr., a San Francisco partner who leads the firm’s global real estate practice. “His arrival sets the tone for the future growth of our New York real estate practice and other real estate-related practice areas.”
Other real estate-related practice areas include securitized financing; portfolio acquisitions and dispositions; real estate M&A activities; leasing and development; restructuring and creditors’ rights regarding asset-level debt and equity real estate investments; REITs; CMBS; CDOs; and syndicated loans.
“This is a unique opportunity to practice law with first-rate people who are great lawyers,” said Pomerantz. “I am very excited to join Orrick’s New York real estate practice and to contribute to the continued expansion of its global platform.”
About Orrick’s New York Office
Orrick’s New York office is the firm’s largest, with more than 200 lawyers who are leaders in global finance transactions as well as in U.S. litigation and international dispute resolution. The firm’s New York lawyers have extensive experience in domestic and cross-border finance transactions, including structured finance and securitization; energy and project finance; and public finance. The corporate team represents new and emerging companies as well as established technology-oriented corporations. The New York litigation team handles commercial litigation, product liability, intellectual property and employment law in venues ranging from state and federal trial courts to the U.S. Supreme Court and in international arbitration.
About Orrick
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a global law firm with 980 lawyers in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm focuses on litigation, complex and novel finance and innovative corporate transactions. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups and individuals. The firm’s 18 offices are located in Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Moscow, New York, Orange County, the Pacific Northwest, Paris, Rome, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

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