NEW YORK – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that Ariel M. Dybner has joined the Firm as a partner in its Real Estate Practice. Mr. Dybner will be based in the Firm’s New York office.

Prior to joining Katten, Mr. Dybner was a partner in the New York office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP.

Mr. Dybner concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate finance with a focus on construction finance as well as Latin American finance. His lending practice includes acquisitions and refinancings, as well as condominium financing, construction financing, conventional financing, non-recourse financing, Shari'ah-compliant financing, mezzanine financing, 144A financing, and private placement financing. Mr. Dybner has represented institutional lenders, investment banks, insurance companies and finance companies in connection with financings in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. He also has significant experience in managing acquisitions and dispositions of real estate and the real estate aspects of complex corporate and finance transactions.

Mr. Dybner received his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He also holds an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.