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Paul Hastings Strengthens Real Estate Practice With Addition of Leading Land Use Lawyer Jeffrey Haber To Los Angeles Office

March 19, 2007

Paul Hastings Strengthens Real Estate Practice With Addition of Leading Land Use Lawyer Jeffrey Haber To Los Angeles Office

Los Angeles, CA (March 19 , 2007) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today that Jeffrey Haber, previously at Latham & Watkins, has joined the firm's real estate practice as a partner, resident in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Haber is one of California's leading lawyers in land use, zoning and planning, together with transactional real estate, administrative law and lobbying, construction, and political law.

"Over the past few years we have built one of the leading land use practices in the country through the  addition of leading practitioners like Jeff Haber, Bob Freilich, Bob McMurry and Mitch Menzer. Our expertise in this area is second to none," said Philip Feder, Real Estate Department Chair. "Jeff's deep land use expertise, combined with his knowledge of transactional real estate, enhances our real estate capabilities."

Haber has advised major California institutions such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The J. Paul Getty Trust, and the City of Hope, as well as one of the leading architectural firms in the world, Gehry Partners, in securing governmental approval for numerous high-profile projects such as the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. He is highly experienced in drafting and negotiating environmental impact reports, development agreements, and construction and architectural contracts. His broad range of expertise also includes lobbying, drafting and processing municipal and state law legislation. Jeffrey has been named in Southern California Super Lawyer every year since its inception and was Chairman of the Board of Directors of AIDS Project Los Angeles from 2001-2004.

About Paul Hastings' Real Estate Department: With approximately 190 attorneys, Paul Hastings has one of the largest real estate practices of any international law firm. Recognized for its excellence, the firm's partners' cumulative experience extends to the lending, acquisition, leasing and investment of and in real estate assets on a national and international scale. The department has been at the forefront of the introduction of international standards and practices to the acquisition, financing and workouts of non-performing secured and unsecured real estate and corporate loans.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,100 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including including many of the  leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies and offers deep capabilities in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M+A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Project Finance, Investment Management, Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Tax Advisory Services. For additional information, please visit our website at

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