K&L Gates Launches Publication On Real Estate Finance

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 01:00

K&L Gates LLP will celebrate the worldwide launch of the book Real Estate Finance: Law, Regulation and Practice, which includes content from 20 K&L Gates lawyers and more than 30 industry specialists on key topics relating to real estate finance and investment and the underlying effects of the credit crisis. Topics address such areas as tax planning, asset management, private equity real estate funds, insolvency and securities enforcement, servicing in the distressed environment, real estate investment trusts, off-shore unit trusts/funds, Islamic finance, property derivatives, real estate cycles, covered bonds, and the emerging markets of India, Russia, China/Hong Kong, Japan, and Brazil, among others.

For more information on Real Estate Finance: Law, Regulation and Practice, please visit the LexisNexis Web site.

Three new partners have joined K&L Gates' commercial litigation practice. David S. Coale and Ann Marie Arcadi join K&L Gates' Dallas office from Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P., while Lani A. Adler joins the firm's New York office from WolfBlock LLP.

David Coale's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation involving a wide range of contract, corporate governance, e-commerce, construction, and business tort issues. Ann Marie Arcadi litigates a variety of business disputes involving allegations of unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets and Lani Adler counsels foreign and domestic clients on a broad range of litigation and arbitration matters spanning a variety of disciplines.

Mary Schaerdel Dietz and Roderick (Rick) B. Williams have joined the firm's Austin office. Ms. Dietz, a member of the commercial litigation practice, joins K&L Gates from Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., while Mr. Williams joins the firm's intellectual property litigation practice from Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

Ms. Dietz focuses her practice on commercial and business litigation, including contract, construction and administrative law, Deceptive Trade Practices Act matters, records management solutions, e-discovery matters and white collar crime investigations. Mr. Williams has represented clients in patent litigation in both jury and bench trials, Markman hearings, preliminary injunction hearings and proceedings before the International Trade Commission.