Prominent Real Estate Lawyer Michael Haas Joins Jones Day

CLEVELAND– LAWFUEL –Michael J. Haas, a prominent real estate lawyer whose practice includes national retailers and funds, has joined the Cleveland office of international law firm Jones Day as a partner.

Mr. Haas has worked on a wide range of real estate equity ventures and debt financings in all asset categories. Formerly a partner and co-chair of the real estate practice at Cleveland’s Roetzel & Andress, he also counsels clients on real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial and retail leasing, and office and industrial transactions, as well as advising on organizational and regulatory issues regarding venture capital funds, hedge funds, and funds of funds.

“Michael is well known as both a rising star and a great team player in the Northeast Ohio real estate market,” said Zack Paris, the partner who heads the real estate practice in Jones Day’s Cleveland office. “We’re thrilled that he’s chosen to join our team and look forward to his contributions, both regionally and in our national and cross-border real estate practice.”

“Jones Day’s unrivaled strength in key money centers around the country and the world is a huge resource for clients in my practice areas,” said Mr. Haas. “I look forward to working with Zack and the whole Jones Day network.”

Mr. Haas’ experience includes representation of national retailers in leasing, acquisitions and dispositions; real estate funds and their national properties; REITs in property acquisitions; developers and homebuilders; and lenders, pension funds, equity funds, bond funds and funds of funds in their real estate interests.

Selected as an “Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Star” by Law & Politics magazine and Cincinnati Magazine in 2005, 2006 and 2007, Mr. Haas is a member of the American Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, International Council of Shopping Centers and National Association of Industrial & Office Properties. His community affiliations include service on the Cleveland Jewish Federation’s Young Leadership Board, co-chairmanship of the Israel Bonds Young Leadership Board and membership in the UJC National Young Leadership Cabinet and on the Cleveland Hebrew Schools’ Board of Trustees. Mr. Haas is a graduate of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1994 J.D.) and Syracuse University (1991 B.A. in Political Science).

Jones Day is an international law firm with 30 locations in centers of business and finance throughout the world. With more than 2,300 lawyers, including more than 400 in Europe, and 200 in Asia, it ranks among the world’s largest law firms.

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