Paul Hastings Adds Jeffrey Rheeling in Chicago

September 06, 2007

Paul Hastings Adds Jeffrey Rheeling in Chicago

Chicago, IL (September 06, 2007) – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that Jeffrey S. Rheeling, previously at Katten, Muchin, Rosenman LLP, has joined the firm’s Real Estate Department as of counsel, resident in the Chicago office. Rheeling’s practice focuses on complex real estate transactions including sales and dispositions, tax-deferred exchanges, development, financing, leasing and joint ventures.

“The real estate market continues to be characterized by rapid growth and increasingly complex transactions,” said Philip Feder Real Estate Department Chair. “These conditions require lawyers with the ability to handle the most sophisticated transactions. Jeff’s arrival will add even greater depth to our service offerings, particularly through his complex financing capabilities.”

So far this year, Paul Hastings' Real Estate Department has seen the addition of partners Daniel Perlman, Brad Ritter and Greg Spitzer in Chicago. In recent months, our Real Estate team has navigated a number of significant transactions including:

  • Serving as legal counsel to Dubai World in its joint venture in the Las Vegas CityCenter, an estimated [$7.4 billion] mixed-use luxury residential and resort complex currently being developed by MGM MIRAGE on the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Advising Citigroup Property Investors (CPI), the real estate investment business of Citigroup Inc., in the formation and final closing of a $1.29 billion fund to invest in real estate and related assets in the Asia-Pacific region

  • Representing Marathon Asset Management, a hedge fund and investment management firm, in its agreement with the executive management of Reckson Associates to acquire the assets of a Reckson Associates Realty Corp. real estate portfolio from SL Green Realty Corp. The transaction is valued at $2.1 billion.

Rheeling’s experience includes the representations of public and privately-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) in connection with acquisition, financing and development of retail, residential and office properties. He received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,200 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies and offers deep capabilities in capital markets, finance and restructuring, intellectual property, international arbitration and dispute resolution, investment management, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, product liability, project finance, real estate, securities litigation and tax advisory services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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