CHICAGO – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that Lorie Soares Lazarus has joined the Firm as a Los Angeles-based partner in its Real Estate Practice. Prior to her arrival at Katten, Ms. Lazarus was a partner in the Real Estate Practice at Holland & Knight LLP in Los Angeles.

Ms. Lazarus concentrates her practice on the representation of domestic and international commercial banks and other institutional lenders, institutional investment funds, REITS and other entities, in connection with a wide variety of commercial real estate matters across the country. She is experienced in all aspects of real estate financing, including secured and unsecured lending and borrowing, intercreditor arrangements, post-financing asset management, workouts, loan restructurings, deeds-in-lieu and foreclosures, as well as acquisitions of improved and unimproved properties, build-to-suit forward purchase arrangements and commercial leasing.

Ms. Lazarus earned her B.S. from the University of Santa Clara and her J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Katten has one of the most extensive and renowned real estate practices in the United States, with over 100 Real Estate attorneys firm wide. It excels at meeting clients’ needs based on an understanding of business objectives, experience in all types of transactions prevalent in the real estate industry, knowledge of applicable laws and customs, and foresight into new industry trends. Katten’s attorneys understand the motivations and concerns of the various participants in a wide range of transactions, and use this understanding to achieve and deliver creative and business-oriented results for its clients. With its London affiliate – Katten Muchin Rosenman Cornish LLP – the practice has developed an international presence with combined experience in the U.S. and European real estate and real estate capital markets, enabling it to provide premier servicing solutions and capabilities on both sides of the Atlantic.