Akin Gump Expands Real Estate Practice with Addition of Partner in Los Angeles

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:58

Akin Gump has announced that David S. Phelps has joined the firm as a partner in its firmwide real estate practice, resident in Los Angeles. Mr. Phelps, who has nearly three decades of industry experience, primarily represents private equity funds, capital market clients and other institutional investors in the acquisition, development, financing and restructuring of various projects, with an emphasis on the hospitality sector. He joins from Paul Hastings where he was co-chair of the Global Hospitality Practice Group.

Mr. Phelps represents institutional real estate companies, capital providers and private equity investors in the acquisition, development, financing, management, licensing, and work-out and restructuring of hotels, condo-hotels, resorts, casinos, golf courses and other hospitality-based assets as well as core real estate assets, including office buildings, luxury apartments, student housing, industrial properties and shopping center projects.  Mr. Phelps joins Akin Gump’s firmwide team of real estate transactional lawyers with focuses on hospitality, office, retail, multi-family and industrial properties, finance, leasing, restructuring and workouts.