Press Release
March 20, 2018

Holland & Knight Expands West Coast Real Estate Practice with Addition of Partner Loren Higgins

SAN FRANCISCO (March 20, 2018) – Loren Higgins has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in its West Coast Real Estate practice group. Ms. Higgins will reside in the firm's San Francisco office. Previously, she was a partner at Winston & Strawn.

Ms. Higgins advises financial institutions in structuring and negotiating syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, with an emphasis on commercial real estate finance, agricultural lending and healthcare finance. Among her high-profile matters, she represented a syndicate of lenders in the $850 million financing of Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, in Santa Clara, Calif. Ms. Higgin's clients include Capital One, American AgCredit and Wells Fargo.

"We are very excited for Loren to join our firm. She is an outstanding real estate finance lawyer with an impressive roster of clients and will play an important role in expanding our finance and lending practice on a nationwide basis," said Doug Praw, the leader of Holland & Knight's West Coast Real Estate practice group. "Loren's addition is also significant as we continue to grow our San Francisco office and complement the wonderful work our firm's well-respected West Coast Land Use and Environmental Group does throughout California."

"Holland & Knight's strong national finance platform, combined with its deep bench of real estate and land use attorneys, will be instrumental in the continued growth of my practice," said Ms. Higgins. "The firm's resources will provide the support that I need to handle the largest, most complex transactions for my clients."

Ms. Higgins received a J.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Law School and a B.A. degree summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University.

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. U.S. News - Best Lawyers named Holland & Knight the "2017 Law Firm of the Year" in real estate law.

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