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New York, NY (April 18, 2017) – Venable LLP announced today that Julia Geykhman has rejoined the firm's Real Estate practice as counsel in New York. Ms. Geykhman was most recently counsel at Thompson & Knight LLP. From 2014 to 2015, she worked as an associate at Venable after starting her career at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Ms. Geykhman represents a diverse set of clients, including property developers, equity investors, operators, purchasers, sellers, lenders, and borrowers in all aspects of transactional commercial real estate. This includes all types of financing for borrowers and lenders at all levels of the capital stack, including mezzanine, mortgage, CMBS, and participations; acquisitions and dispositions of real estate assets and interests; formation of joint ventures, preferred equity arrangements, and tenant-in-common structures; real estate investments; commercial leasing; real estate fund formation and fund-raising; and restructurings and workouts related to all types of real estate assets throughout the United States and abroad.

"This is a true homecoming for Julia, and we're thrilled to welcome her back to the firm," said Peter Koffler, Chair of Venable's New York Real Estate Group and Vice Chair of the firm's national practice. "As an associate, she quickly caught our attention as a rising star, and we wanted to make every effort possible to bring her back into the practice. Not only does she have a well-rounded background, handling asset sales, and purchases, leases, joint ventures, and finance transactions; she brings a natural ability for client service and creativity to every facet of her work. She is an integral part of our continued growth."

Added Matthew McLaughlin, Partner-in-Charge of Venable's New York office, "Our Real Estate practice has been central to our growth in New York, and Julia's return will be a great benefit to the group and our clients. We look forward to welcoming her back into the mix and expect great things from her in the future."

At Venable, Ms. Geykhman rejoins a nationally renowned team of real estate attorneys advising clients in New York and beyond in all aspects of real estate law. In the past year, the New York office continued its growth in this area with the additions of Ross Honig, a real estate finance partner, and Steven Weinberger, a leasing counsel.

"I'm very excited to be returning to Venable and reengaging with everyone in the Real Estate practice and across the firm," said Ms. Geykhman. "I learned a lot from this dynamic group during my time as an associate, and I couldn't pass up the chance to work with some of the best in the industry again when the opportunity arose. Not only does the firm provide a deep bench of talent and a commitment to continuing to grow its practice nationally; it provides an opportunity for me personally to broaden my practice."

Ms. Geykhman received her J.D. from New York Law School in 2006, graduating magna cum laude, and her B.A. from Boston University School of Management in 2003, graduating cum laude.

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