Barack Ferrazzano is pleased to announce the newest additions to our growing Real Estate Group, and welcomes associates Kelsey D. Shulan and Edward M. Thiele to the Firm. Including the addition of Robert F. Cameron in January, the Real Estate Group has added three talented attorneys this year, continuing its strategic expansion.

Kelsey's experience includes a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, mortgage and mezzanine financing, and property developments. She received her J.D., from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.B.A., with high distinction, from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. During law school, she served as an extern for the Federal Trade Commission Midwest Regional Office. Prior to joining the Firm, Kelsey was an associate in the real estate group of Polsinelli PC, assisting clients in the preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, closing documents for acquisitions and dispositions, and property management agreements, reviewing title and survey documents, and navigating land use issues and documentation.

Eddie's experience includes negotiating mortgages and drafting related real estate documents in connection with secured credit agreements, drafting asset purchase agreements and performing real estate due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and advising clients on a broad range of corporate law issues, including those related to business formation and structuring. He received his J.D. from the University of California Berkeley School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Firm, Eddie was a real estate and corporate associate with Proskauer Rose LLP in Los Angeles, focusing on a wide range of real estate and corporate law matters, including financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, SEC compliance, public securities offerings, and business formation and structuring matters.

"Our commitment to providing the highest quality of legal services to our clients has led to the continued growth of our Firm and Real Estate practice. Kelsey and Eddie are both great additions to our Group, and they exemplify the type of bright and skilled attorneys we recruit."- Suzanne Bessette-Smith, Real Estate Group Co-Chair

About Barack Ferrazzano's Real Estate Group

With more than 35 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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