Press Release
March 25, 2014

Prominent D.C. Real Estate Finance Lawyer Moves to Holland & Knight

WASHINGTON (March 24, 2014) - Erica Weiss, an accomplished real estate finance lawyer, has joined Holland & Knight's Real Estate practice as a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She comes to Holland & Knight from Bingham McCutchen.

Ms. Weiss focuses her practice on representing financial institutions, pension fund advisers and developers in a wide variety of real estate finance transactions, including conventional asset-based lending transactions, syndicated financings, multi-state transactions, participating loans, subscription lines and other commercial finance vehicles. Her practice also involves other aspects of a transactional real estate practice, including acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, partnerships and leasing.

"Erica's outstanding reputation, extraordinary technical skills and impressive client roster make her an invaluable resource for Holland & Knight's Mid-Atlantic real estate practice group.  Erica possesses an in-depth knowledge of commercial real estate law, and she represents numerous high-calibre borrower and lender clients in connection with cutting-edge finance work in the Washington, DC area and elsewhere. We could not be happier that Erica has picked Holland & Knight as her new home," said David Kahn, the leader of Holland & Knight's Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Practice Group.

Ms. Weiss recently assisted a client in closing more than $1.3 billion of real estate loans over the course of three months. Her work focuses on developing innovative finance structures to meet each client's business needs. She also possesses significant experience in workouts and debt restructuring.

"Joining Holland & Knight will provide me with a broader footprint in order to better serve my clients. The breadth of the firm's real estate practice, both in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, is impressive and I know these resources will be a great complement to my practice.  I am eager to join my new colleagues and to further enhance the services that Holland & Knight offers its clients in both the real estate finance and transactional real estate areas," said Ms. Weiss.

Holland & Knight's real estate practice is one of the largest of any U.S. law firm, with more than 280 lawyers who work in collaboration to address the legal needs of clients engaged in the development, construction and operation of real estate projects around the globe. U.S. News - Best Lawyers named Holland & Knight the "2013 Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law.

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