Seasoned Real Estate Attorney Patrice Stavile Joins Venable's Premier, Full-Service New York Real Estate Practice as Counsel

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NEW YORK, NY (February 28, 2019) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Patrice D. Stavile has joined the firm's Real Estate Practice as counsel in the New York office. Ms. Stavile brings in-depth experience in handling large and complex commercial real estate and sophisticated leasing transactions.

Ms. Stavile's practice includes real property acquisitions, sales, and financing; corporate formation and joint venture formation; retail leases, license and distribution agreements; office leases, ground and net leases, and restaurant leases; and debt and corporate restructuring and real estate workouts. Prior to joining Venable, Ms. Stavile was general counsel to M1 Real Estate and Façonnable USA, where she represented these companies in real property, and retail and commercial transactions in the United States and overseas. She has assisted in matters involving litigations and tax audits; has handled the sales of foreign companies; managed the liquidation of leases and retail businesses in the United States, China, and overseas; negotiated venture agreements for logistic projects in Eastern Europe; and prepared mezzanine financing vehicles for clients' joint ventures. She has also led the conversion of a NYC office building with a net lease into a sub-leasehold condominium, negotiated air rights contracts, handled the acquisitions of condominium units, negotiated construction agreements, and worked on various residential matters.

Suzanne St. Pierre, chair of the firm's New York Real Estate Practice, said, "We are excited to have Patrice join our team after working with her as outside counsel to M1 Real Estate, and as colleagues. She is an exceptional real estate adviser with deep experience in complex financing, leasing, and joint venture transactions, as well as real estate workouts. We look forward to integrating her into our practice."

"Our New York Real Estate Practice is an integral part of our office and our overall growth strategy in the New York market. Patrice is joining a team of highly esteemed practitioners who are creative and responsive, and who offer unparalleled dedication of excellence to clients," said Matthew T. McLaughlin, partner-in-charge of the New York office.

Commenting on her move to Venable, Ms. Stavile said, "I am looking forward to reconnecting with my former colleagues in the New York Real Estate Practice at Venable, which is well respected for handling a wide range of work, including land use, private equity, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, construction, and development."

Ms. Stavile received her J.D., with distinction, from the Hofstra University School of Law, her M.S. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and her B.A., cum laude, from Queens College, CUNY.


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