LOS ANGELES (January 21, 2015) – Holland & Knight today announced that real estate attorney Douglas Praw has joined the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Praw has extensive experience in a wide range of real estate and public finance matters. He comes to Holland & Knight from Goodwin Procter.
"Doug is an excellent addition to our real estate practice in California," said Susan Booth, head of Holland & Knight's West Coast Real Estate Group. "He regularly represents some of the major players in the industry. Doug's experience not only in real estate, but also in land use and finance, will be a valuable addition to the firm's nationally-recognized real estate practice and provide great benefit to our clients."
"Doug is a great asset to our top-ranked statewide land use practice," Jennifer Hernandez, leader of Holland & Knight's West Coast Land Use and Environmental Law Team. "His experience working with government entities and focus on public finance also adds a new dimension to our practice."
Mr. Praw has a diverse real estate practice, which includes development, leasing, acquisitions, joint venture and financing transactions. He provides counsel to the spectrum of real estate investors, from developers, owners and borrowers to underwriters, municipalities, special districts and other governmental agencies.
"The breadth and depth of Holland & Knight's real estate practice is impressive and will provide me with the resources to better serve my clients," said Mr. Praw. "This move represents a nice opportunity to expand the scope of my work for various clients and grow the Southern California presence for Holland & Knight."
Mr. Praw has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the "Who's Who in L.A. Law: Angelenos to Know in Real Estate Law" and selected by Real Estate Southern California magazine as one of the "40 Under 40" most successful and youngest stars of the Southern California real estate industry. He is also recognized as an Up and Coming real estate attorney by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Praw received a J.D. degree from Southwestern University and a B.S. degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
About Our West Coast Real Estate & Land Use Practices: As one of the largest law firms in the United States, Holland & Knight has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of real estate and land use law, from acquisitions, financing and project development to environmental audits and compliance assessments. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide named Holland & Knight "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law in 2013 and in Land Use & Zoning in 2014. The California-based team is also consistently ranked by Chambers USA as one of the best for Real Estate and Land Use & Zoning.
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