NEW YORK (August 7, 2018) – Real estate attorney Lee Samuelson has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's New York office. Mr. Samuelson advises clients in complex real estate transactions, including the structuring and negotiating of joint venture agreements. Previously, he was a partner at Hogan Lovells in New York.
Mr. Samuelson represents public and private clients, both domestic and international, in a broad range of real estate sectors, including trophy properties, shopping centers, regional malls, hotels, office buildings, multifamily developments, senior living facilities, industrial properties and mixed-use developments. His clients invest in, develop, own, occupy and finance real estate directly or through joint ventures. He is also knowledgeable about a wide variety of commercial leases and architecture, construction and property management agreements. Before becoming a lawyer, he spent many years working in the real estate industry.
"I've worked across the table from Lee on a number of matters and found him to be a highly skilled lawyer with a practical approach to getting the deal done," said Joe Guay, the leader of Holland & Knight's Real Estate Section. "In New York, we continue to attract very sophisticated real estate clients who often rely on joint venture structures as an investment vehicle for their deals. Lee's significant experience in this area will be of great value to them."
"Holland & Knight has one of the top real estate practices in New York, with an excellent reputation among the movers and shakers in the industry," said Mr. Samuelson. "The firm's substantial resources and strong national platform will allow me to continue to expand and grow my practice in this highly competitive marketplace."
Mr. Samuelson received a J.D. degree from Cornell Law School, an M.S. degree from New York University and a B.A. degree from Emory 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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