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Akerman Grows Real Estate Practice Group with Partner Marc Heller in New York
March 30, 2017
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the continued growth of the Real Estate Practice Group with New York Partner Marc Heller. He bolsters Akerman's core strengths in complex real estate transactions and its national capabilities in multifamily development.

"Marc has substantial experience handling multifamily acquisitions and development and strengthens our ability to serve clients in this sector across the United States," said Richard Bezold, chair of Akerman's Real Estate Practice Group. "He regularly represents clients in complex financing transactions, workouts and restructurings and joint ventures."

Heller focuses his practice on commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions of multifamily properties throughout the United States, multifamily development and joint ventures. These representations have included the negotiation of complex ownership structures relating to foreign investment in U.S. real estate. He also represents owners and lenders in workouts and restructuring and has represented lending institutions in more than $3.5 billion in commercial real estate loans. His clients include institutional borrowers and buyers and sellers of real estate loans.

Heller joins one of the six largest real estate practice groups globally, according to Law360. The team also recently expanded its national strengths with land use Partners Jack George, Meg GeorgeKathleen Duncan and Chris Leach in Chicago; real estate Partners Lori Albert and Allison Nelson in Denver; and land use Partners Ellen BerkowitzLisa Kolieb and Brady McShane in Los Angeles.

About Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 650 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 24 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2016). Akerman also is ranked among the top 60 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2016).

Akerman's Real Estate Practice Group offers comprehensive and fully integrated project counsel services to clients across the United States and Latin America. With substantial industry experience and local market insights, the firm represents clients in complex real estate transactions and financings, development and redevelopment projects, public-private initiatives and litigation. Recognized as a national tier one law firm for real estate law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers, the group advises investors, developers, builders, lenders, retailers, owners and corporate end users, often in high profile matters.

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