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Goodwin Procter Named North American Law Firm of the Year for Transactions and Fund Formation by Private Equity Real Estate

  Goodwin Procter Named North American Law Firm of the Year for Transactions
  and Fund Formation by Private Equity Real Estate Magazine

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 28, 2013

Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, today announced that it has been
named North American Law Firm of the Year in both the Transactions and Fund
Formation categories by Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) magazine. PERE, a
PEI Media publication, selected Goodwin based on a poll of its readers
throughout the global private equity real estate industry. This is the fifth
time in six years the firm has received recognition as the top law firm for
fund formation work by PERE.

Goodwin was recognized by PERE for its successful representation of BlackRock,
Brookfield Asset Management, GTIS Partners, Rockwood Capital, and Wheelock
Capital in a variety of real estate-related matters in 2012. To learn more
about Goodwin’s work with these clients, see the PERE winner profiles.

Goodwin also represented AvalonBay Communities, which partnered with Equity
Residential, in the $16 billion purchase of Lehman Brothers’ Archstone
affiliate – a deal PERE named 2012 Exit of the Year in North America. The firm
has also advised on more than $24 billion in REIT M&A transactions in recent

“We are honored to be selected by the industry’s leading professionals as
North American Law Firm of the Year in Fund Formation for the fifth time,”
said John Ferguson, co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Private Investment
Funds Practice. “This award speaks to the strength of our client relationships
and practice, which ranges from new firms raising their first funds to the
industry’s largest fund managers and investors.”

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by PERE not only for our fund
formation work, but also for our transactional work,” said Andrew Sucoff,
co-chair of Goodwin’s Real Estate, REITs and Real Estate Capital Markets
practice. “We are fortunate to represent many of the leading real estate
investors in the country on some of the most interesting and significant deals
involving commercial and multi-family residential assets in 2012 and we look
forward to assisting our growing list of clients in 2013.”

Co-chaired by partners Gil Menna and Andy Sucoff, Goodwin’s Real Estate, REITs
and Real Estate Capital Markets Practice has more than 90 attorneys dedicated
to advising clients on matters ranging from portfolio acquisitions and complex
REIT structures to investment management strategies, public finance projects
and large-scale developments. Clients include equity and debt funds,
investment managers, real estate operating companies, joint ventures, pension
funds and developers.

About Goodwin Procter

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Global 100 law firm, with offices in Boston,
Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon
Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law and litigation
services, with a focus on matters involving real estate, REITs and real estate
capital markets; private equity; technology companies; financial institutions;
intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities
litigation and white collar defense. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @GoodwinProcter.


Goodwin Procter LLP
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203-803-9787 (cell)
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