DLA Piper announced today that Lynn Cadwalader has joined the firm’s Real Estate practice as a partner in the San Francisco office.

Cadwalader focuses on real estate investment, acquisition and development, with a particular emphasis in the hospitality sector. She has extensive experience advising clients in the US and internationally, including in the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as working with Chinese and other foreign real estate investors. She represents hotel and mixed-use project developers, owners, operators and lenders, and works with all facets of resort and real estate development and operations.

“Lynn’s experience and network in the US hospitality industry, and sophisticated understanding of the relationships between foreign investors in this market, enhances DLA Piper’s growing transactional real estate practice in Northern California, said Jay Epstien, co-chair of DLA Piper’s US Real Estate and Global Real Estate practices. Her 25-plus year commitment to real estate legal services has earned her an unparalleled reputation in the hospitality real estate sector.”

We are thrilled to welcome Lynn to our team of real estate lawyers here in San Francisco,” said Stephen Cowan, managing partner of DLA Piper’s San Francisco office. “Her addition brings a strategic strength in hospitality real estate that will expand the services we can offer our national and international clients.

Cadwalader is the most recent addition to DLA Piper in Northern California, following corporate lawyer Brian Wheeler; corporate and M&A lawyer Louis Lehot; outsourcing lawyer Adam Sak; venture capital lawyer Jonathan Axelrad; information and electronic data lawyer Amor Esteban; white collar lawyer Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey; former venture capitalist Tom Furlong; and former general counsel of Apple and Oracle, Daniel Cooperman.

Cadwalader joins DLA Piper from Holland & Knight. She received her J.D. from University of California, Hastings School of Law and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.



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