Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that the firm has significantly expanded its national Real Estate Practice Group with a team of four attorneys across each of its Texas offices. Joining Foley from Husch Blackwell, the group includes partners Tyler Johnson and Sadie Fitzpatrick in Dallas, partner Kevin Garland in Houston, and of counsel Alexandra Jashinsky in Austin. The addition of this talented team underscores the firm’s commitment to continued growth in one of the nation’s most robust markets.
“By adding this dynamic group to our Dallas, Houston, and Austin offices, Foley is deepening our platform to serve our clients’ needs in a key growth market,” said Daljit Doogal, Foley chairman and CEO. “As the economic market in Texas continues to expand, so does our need for top-notch attorneys who can navigate clients through the complexities of their real estate-related transactions. We are pleased to welcome such a sophisticated, entrepreneurial, and collaborative team and further strengthen our national real estate capabilities.”
The group represents developers, financial institutions, investors, owners, and real estate companies in all aspects of their projects, including portfolio and single-asset acquisitions, developments and redevelopments, dispositions, debt and equity financing, leasing, and property management. They offer clients a skilled partnership by leveraging their experience across most real estate products, including hospitality, resorts, industrial, master-planned single-family communities, stream and wetland mitigation banks, mixed-use, multifamily, build-to-rent, office, retail, and renewable energy facilities.
The incoming team commented, “Foley’s commitment to client service, significant resources, and collaborative culture offers us an ideal environment to expand our practices and better serve the needs of our clients both in Texas and across the country. We are excited to build upon Foley’s strong reputation and add our real estate capabilities to the firm’s full spectrum of legal services.”
Tyler Johnson represents clients in the real estate and energy industries. He has extensive experience working on most real estate product types and guides developers, investors, and real estate companies across each step of their projects, including portfolio and single-asset acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, property management, and new developments. Johnson also advises manufacturers and other industrial companies in managing their real estate portfolios and counsels financial institutions and investors in workouts and Texas foreclosures.
Sadie Fitzpatrick represents owners, developers, investors, tenants, and landlords on real estate projects of all types and sizes, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, construction, and operations of a wide range of property types. She also advises investors, developers, and purchasers of wind energy and solar projects with respect to real estate matters, including the preparation and negotiation of leases, easements, curative instruments, and financial closing documents.
Kevin Garland represents clients in all aspects of real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financing, and related equity transactions. He routinely counsels commercial lenders, private lenders, and banks in a range of sophisticated real estate finance transactions. Garland also brings significant experience advising clients entering or expanding their presence in Southern California and Southeast Texas, having closed approximately 100 buy-side and sell-side transactions and 75 lender-side loan transactions over the last five years.
Alexandra “Alex” Jashinsky counsels clients on a broad range of real estate transactions, bringing extensive experience to all aspects of the development cycle, including negotiation of purchase agreements, development agreements, condominium regimes, master covenants, construction financing, and joint ventures. She also has a unique background in structuring and negotiating leases and other real estate transactions within the health care industry and helps clients navigate the complexities of health care regulations that impact those transactions.
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