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Fried Frank beefs up real estate transactions practice with new addition

Law firm firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP has added Patrick M. Dowd as a partner in its New York-based corporate real estate transactions practice. Previously, Dowd worked at Simpson Thacher.


Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Patrick M. Dowd has joined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice, based in the New York office.

Mr. Dowd represents clients in a wide variety of real estate transactions, with a principal focus on acquisition and disposition transactions involving all types of real estate assets, including real estate operating companies, borrower-side financings and joint ventures. His client base is dominated by real estate funds and other real estate investors, including Blackstone, KKR and CBRE. Mr. Dowd is the latest addition to the Firm’s Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice, which recently announced the addition of Darren Rogers and Patrick Williams in London. Mr. Dowd joins from Simpson Thacher.

“Patrick is a great addition to our highly regarded Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice,” said David J. Greenwald, Chairman of Fried Frank. “We look forward to working with him as he further develops his practice at the Firm.”

“Patrick’s extensive experience in complex corporate real estate transactions is a welcome addition to our market-leading team,” said Fiona J. Kelly, partner and co-head of the Firm’s Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice. “He is a talented lawyer with a style of practice and approach to client service that will complement our existing New York practice very well,” added Lee S. Parks, partner and co-head of the Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice.

Mr. Dowd earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2006 and his M.A. from the University of Chicago in 2000. He received an A.B., magna cum laude, from Cornell University in 1998.

Fried Frank’s Corporate Real Estate Transactions Practice consists of a dedicated group of corporate lawyers with many years of experience in the real estate sector. The practice works closely with the Real Estate and Tax practices, as well as with other practices within the Firm, to offer a full range of services associated with complex corporate real estate transactions.