Orrick announced today that real estate lawyer Marshall Brozost has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office, strategically strengthening its real estate practice. Marshall will serve as head of Orrick’s New York Real Estate Practice Group. He joins from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.
“We are delighted Marshall is joining us. He is recognized as a leading practitioner in New York representing the precise types of real estate private equity and other clients we represent across the firm’s other offices. Marshall’s practice and skills align perfectly with our strategy, and he adds substantial depth to our team,” said Michael McAndrews, head of Orrick’s Global Real Estate Practice Group.
Marshall focuses on complex real estate transactions on behalf of institutional and private equity investors. He is described by Legal 500, as “exceptional” in the field. In addition, his practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate investment, from purchases and sales, formation of joint ventures and real estate funds to mortgage and mezzanine financing, REIT structuring, workouts and leasing. His clients include GE Asset Management, Phoenix Realty Group, Arel Capital and the Praedium Group, as well as other real estate private equity funds, investment advisers, domestic and foreign institutional investors, lenders and developers. He also advises on CMBS and merger and acquisition transactions.
“Orrick has an impressive global real estate platform, a strong reputation in finance, and a terrific portfolio of sophisticated real estate clients,” said Marshall. “I am excited to join this team and help build the New York platform.”
Marshall was previously a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of business development companies PennantPark Investment Corporation and PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ). He earned a BA from Wesleyan University and a JD from New York University School of Law.
Marshall’s addition continues the growth of Orrick’s New York real estate team. In January, Michael Haworth relocated from the firm’s Tokyo office, and Andrew Berman joined the firm from Akerman LLP.
Orrick’s Chambers-ranked fifteen partner global real estate practice specializes in sophisticated real estate investment transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions of large real estate portfolios, developments and complex finance and distressed debt matters across the United States, Asia and Europe.