Five Venable Attorneys Named to International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers 2012; Phil Horowitz Honored on "Most Highly Regarded" List

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Washington, DC – September 28, 2012 – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been named to the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers 2012. The honorees include Phil Horowitz, who was named to the highly selective “Most Highly Regarded” list, one of only ten attorneys worldwide to be so-honored. Robert Gottlieb and Stef Tucker from the Washington, DC office and Kevin Shepherd and James Wright from the Baltimore office were also recognized by the publication for their prominence in the field.

In written commentary, Horowitz was described “as one of the most highly regarded lawyers internationally, receiving praise for his transactional work, office, government and retail leasing and development work.” Gottlieb and Tucker were noted for bringing “extensive tax expertise to the table in their work in real estate transactions.” Shepherd is “lauded for his work on behalf of large domestic and multinational institutions in complex matters, and has been involved in some of the most significant recent real estate transactions in his native Baltimore.” Wright is described as a “strong name” for his transactional work.

Published since 1996, Who’s Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers seeks to identify private practice lawyers with a proven track record in providing advice on all aspects of buying, selling, letting, developing and managing real estate. Honorees are selected based on comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.

Venable has one of the most comprehensive real estate practices in the United States, representing clients in virtually all areas of commercial and government real estate. The firm maintains a broad practice representing local, regional and national and international clients, including developers, syndicators, investors, lenders, life insurance companies, pension funds, real estate investment trusts, banks, retailers, utilities, telecommunications companies, property managers, and brokers. The practice has recently expanded it New York and Los Angeles practices and continues to be a leader in Washington, DC; Maryland and Northern Virginia.


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