Press Release
October 21, 2020

Holland & Knight Expands West Coast Real Estate Practice with Addition of Alexis Alonzo

LOS ANGELES (October 21, 2020) – Holland & Knight has added Alexis Alonzo as a partner in its West Coast Real Estate Practice Group residing in the firm's Los Angeles office. Ms. Alonzo's practice focuses on complex real estate transactions, including representing institutional investors, real estate funds, opportunity funds and public and private homebuilders in real estate joint ventures, as well as the acquisition, disposition and financing of all classes of commercial real estate. She previously practiced at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP.

Ms. Alonzo has represented borrowers and lenders in a number of mortgage and mezzanine financing transactions, including construction loans and revolving line of credit facilities. She also represents some of the country's preeminent land bankers in their acquisition, financing and sales of residential housing lots, as well as homebuilders and residential lot developers in both the acquisition and the sale of neighborhoods and lots located within residential communities throughout the United States. Her practice includes negotiating and drafting joint venture agreements, development management agreements and property management agreements for various types of assets.

"Alexis is an excellent addition to the firm. We are thrilled to have someone with strong joint venture experience. Her focus on residential land development nicely complements our current practice offerings," said Douglas Praw, leader of Holland & Knight's West Coast Real Estate Practice Group. "She is a great asset to our team, both in California and nationwide, and we look forward to working with her."

Ms. Alonzo has been recognized as a Southern California "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers every year since 2014 and received the Los Angeles County Bar Association "Outstanding Young Lawyer" award in 2013. She earned a J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and a B.A. degree from San Francisco State 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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