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Washington, DC (September 18, 2018) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that William "Bill" C. Hoops has joined the firm's Real Estate Practice as counsel in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Hoops, who was previously vice president and senior corporate real estate counsel with a financial institution, will focus his practice on real estate finance and project development matters involving the purchase, sale, construction, and build-out of retail, office, and warehouse properties.

Mr. Hoops brings a career's worth of experience from both his banking and legal background. He has represented borrowers and lenders in loan originations and credit facilities for commercial real estate, multifamily, and senior housing properties, including commercial mortgage-backed securities, private equity, and portfolio. He has managed litigation, property management, enforcement proceedings, and legal matters, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, fire and life safety requirements, and environmental, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, insurance, and condemnation matters. Mr. Hoops has advised landlord and tenant clients on leasing matters involving shopping centers, office buildings, and warehouse facilities.

"We look forward to Bill joining our esteemed group of real estate practitioners who have decades of experience servicing clients in all areas of commercial real estate," said Thomas E.D. (Ted) Millspaugh, chair of the firm's Real Estate Practice.

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Hoops said, "The attorneys in Venable's Real Estate Practice are highly regarded and well respected in the industry, and I am excited to start the next chapter of my legal career with the team."

Mr. Hoops received his LL.M. in Real Property Development from the University of Miami School of Law in 2006, his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 2004, and his B.A. in English and German from the University of Michigan in 2000.

At Venable, Mr. Hoops joins a Real Estate Practice with 70 attorneys in six offices representing real estate investors, developers, landowners, and public agencies in the legislative, administrative, and regulatory aspects of complex zoning. Chambers USA, Legal 500, and U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" have consistently recognized the group among the top practices, both regionally and nationally.

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