Press Release
July 11, 2016

Holland & Knight Adds Real Estate Finance Partner Paul Cicchetti in New York

NEW YORK (July 11, 2016) – Paul Cicchetti has rejoined Holland & Knight in New York as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Section. Mr. Cicchetti is a real estate finance attorney and focuses his practice on commercial real estate lending. Returning with him to Holland & Knight is Associate Marina Raynes. Both were previously with Polsinelli in New York.

Mr. Cicchetti has more than 25 years of experience in the origination and workout of mortgage and mezzanine lending for portfolio lenders, including life insurance companies and banks, and securitized commercial mortgage-backed securities lenders and their special servicers. He also advises on matters related to loan participations and intercreditor agreements, structured financing, loan servicing, workouts and foreclosures, and the disposition and acquisition of real estate projects. He has handled all aspects of financings, acquisitions, dispositions and development on major transactions involving commercial, retail, hotel, office, residential and mixed-use real estate projects.

"With more than two decades of experience as lender’s counsel and a thriving lending practice, Paul brings valuable new client relationships to the firm," said Joe Guay, the head of Holland & Knight’s Real Estate Section. "He and Marina are welcome additions to our team, both in New York and nationally."

"Holland & Knight is a great fit for my practice," said Mr. Cicchetti. "The firm’s real estate finance practice is enjoying significant growth, and Marina and I look forward to contributing to its continuing success."

Mr. Cicchetti was a partner with Holland & Knight from 2006 to 2008. Ms. Raynes was a real estate paralegal with the firm before attending law school.

With more than 280 lawyers and professionals nationally, Holland & Knight's Real Estate Section is one of the largest of any U.S. law firm. The U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2015 guide selected the firm's Real Estate and Land Use and Zoning Law practice groups for national first-tier rankings.

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