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Barack Ferrazzano Welcomes Newest Partner to Real Estate Group

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Continuing its strategic expansion, Barack Ferrazzano welcomes Maria T. Manhart to the Firm as a partner in the Real Estate Group. Maria has a wealth of experience in the preparation and negotiation of leases and ground leases for shopping centers, office parks, restaurants, parking facilities, theaters, ATMs and related property management matters. 

She has extensive experience in a full range of lease-related document preparation and negotiation matters; this includes guarantees, letters of intent, subleases, SNDAs, settlement agreements and license agreements.

Maria's enthusiasm for learning extends beyond the boardroom. An avid world traveler, she thrives on immersing herself in the local culture of her destinations, which give her endless inspiration for her other interests - photography, the theatre and genealogy, to name a few.

"As the Real Estate Group continues on this path of deliberate growth, we look forward to welcoming talented attorneys like Maria to the Firm. Her wealth of knowledge regarding real estate law is a huge asset and will only help us continue to elevate our client service."
Suzanne Bessette-Smith, Co-Chair, Real Estate Group

Barack Ferrazzano Real Estate Group

With more than 40 attorneys, the Real Estate Group has been a cornerstone of the Firm since its founding. We have earned the reputation as one of the premier real estate practices in the country, and are consistently recognized by Chambers & Partners and U.S. News Best Law Firms as among the top tier of real estate practice groups. The combined experience of Barack Ferrazzano's real estate attorneys encompasses virtually every aspect of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of properties; the investment in, and financing of, real estate; and the restructuring of debt. Our attention to market realities and focus on business issues in formulating legal solutions results in value-added services for our clients. Barack Ferrazzano's clients include publicly traded real estate investment trusts, private REITS and equity funds, entrepreneurs, money center banks and other institutional lenders, non-traditional lenders, pension fund advisors, private investment funds and other institutional investors, real estate developers, not-for-profit corporations and other domestic and foreign owners of real estate in the United States.

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