Real estate law can involve a lot of moving parts that are complicated to maintain. In this episode of Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law, host Craig Vaughn along with guests Jill Blumberg, Brenda Cooper, and Lori Smith speak as real estate attorneys about the complexities of drafting joint venture agreements and balancing the needs of both investors and developers. They also discuss the different aspects of being a real estate attorney in a joint venture transaction and the art of juggling various disciplines for this type of project.
Jill Blumberg joined Practical Law from Hunton & Williams LLP, where she was a senior attorney in the real estate department focusing on commercial real estate matters. Previously, she was an in-house attorney and the Head of Equity Closings at New York Life Investments. Jill’s practice focused primarily on acquisitions, sales and development of large investment properties and she has in-depth experience structuring and drafting complex real estate joint ventures.
Brenda Cooper joined Practical Law from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, where she was assistant general counsel in the Real Estate Unit of the Investments Department. Brenda was responsible for managing some of its largest real estate joint venture relationships as well as handling sophisticated debt and equity real estate transactions.
Lori Smith joined Practical Law from Andrews Kurth LLP, where she was a partner in the business transactions group. Lori handled many real estate joint ventures, representing developers and investors (as well as lenders) in structuring and documenting deals for multi-family, mixed-use, and assisted living projects.