Bryan Cave San Francisco Adds Real Estate Capital Markets Duo

SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2010– Bryan Cave LLP has hired Kristian J.F. Bornemann and Harold A. Hagen as counsel in the firm’s San Francisco office. Both Bornemann and Hagen will practice with the firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets group, one of the leading national practices in the representation of master and special servicers in the CMBS industry.

“We’re thrilled to have Kristian and Harold strengthen the core capabilities of our office,” said Lee Marshall, managing partner of Bryan Cave’s San Francisco office. “They will be instrumental in broadening our partnerships with financial institutions throughout the Bay Area and nationally.”

Bornemann has more than 14 years of experience in commercial real estate and finance. His practice includes all aspects of commercial real estate and lending, with an emphasis on CMBS origination and loan servicing matters. Bornemann most recently worked at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in the Commercial Mortgage Group, where he managed the acquisition of servicing rights to CMBS and CRE CDO portfolios. Bornemann received his J.D. in 1994 from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. in 1991 from Lafayette College.

Hagen also brings over 14 years of experience representing commercial real estate finance and capital markets clients, including financial institutions, loan servicers, regional and national banks, rating agencies, portfolio and agency lenders, private equity firms, and debt fund managers. He advises clients on sophisticated transactions involving large loan origination, securitization and servicing, buyouts of public companies, buying and selling of senior and subordinate debt, and work-outs. Hagen received his J.D. in 1995 from the University of Minnesota School of Law and his B.A. in 1990 from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts.

Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries Bryan Cave International Trade and Bryan Cave Strategies provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 26 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.

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