Hogan Lovells announced today that Albert W. Stemp has joined its Los Angeles office as a Partner in the Real Estate practice.

Stemp’s arrival complements Hogan Lovells’ global Real Estate practice. He has represented borrowers and financial institutions, private equity funds, developers, institutional investors, and REITs. Additionally, Stemp has advised U.S. investors in international real estate assets and international investors in U.S. real estate assets and debt.

Stemp was a recipient of the Legal Aid Society 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award for outstanding service to The Society and its clients. He is a Trustee of the Center for Early Education.

“Al is an emerging star in the real estate space,” said Barry Dastin, Los Angeles office Managing Partner. “His arrival at Hogan Lovells reflects our commitment to growing our Los Angeles Real Estate transactional practice and complements our nationally recognized REIT practice, which has been consistently ranked in the top band by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.”

Stemp’s broad real estate experience includes representing clients in various transactions across all asset classes, including mortgage and mezzanine originations, loan workouts, joint ventures, mixed-use developments, acquisitions and dispositions, sale/leaseback transactions, various public and private real estate securities placements, and leasing. He joins from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where his practice focused on real estate transactions and REITs.

“I am excited to join a global law firm with a strategic vision to grow the Real Estate practice in Southern California,” said Stemp. “I look forward to working alongside industry leaders to grow the Western United States Real Estate transactional practice.”

“Al Stemp is one of California’s leading lawyers focusing on real estate and financing transactions involving REITs,” said Warren Gorrell, head of Hogan Lovells’ REIT practice. “Our clients will undoubtedly benefit from his transactional proficiency as well as his extensive experience working with direct real estate investments, joint ventures, financings and other complex transactions involving real estate.”

Stemp received his J.D. and M.A. from the University of Colorado and his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.



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