Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Two Real Estate Partners in New York

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that real estate
lawyers Jill Block and Marc Shapiro have joined as partners in its New
York office, arriving from Mayer Brown.

Block and Shapiro strengthen Norton Rose Fulbright’s highly regarded
real estate team in New York and the United States.

Block has significant experience representing buyers and sellers of
commercial real estate, investors and developers in joint venture
arrangements, and lenders and borrowers in mortgage and mezzanine
financing transactions.

Shapiro concentrates on real estate and real estate finance. He counsels
lenders, owners and operators in complex financing, purchase, sale and
leasing transactions involving office, shopping center, industrial,
multifamily and hospitality properties.

Daryl Lansdale, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner, said:

“Jill and Marc are accomplished lawyers who enhance our overall real
estate capabilities. Their impressive experience and client-first
approach will benefit our clients both in the US and abroad.”

Gene Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Head of Business Practice,

“Marc and Jill have handled a wide range of complex real estate
transactions and financings. They expand our ability to oversee joint
venture arrangements, debt and equity transactions and many other
components of commercial real estate deals.”

Block, who has represented clients in more than 350 hospitality
transactions and over 750 commercial loan originations, said:

“We are delighted to join Norton Rose Fulbright. It is a world-class law
firm, and I am confident that my clients and practice will benefit from
its global platform.”

Shapiro, whose clients include institutional and high net worth parties
based in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, said:

“Jill and I are thrilled to join Norton Rose Fulbright. This is an
incredible opportunity for us to expand our practice and to help grow
the firm in New York.”

Block is admitted to practice in New York. She received her JD from
Brooklyn Law School and her BA from Clark University.

Shapiro, who also is admitted to practice in New York, received his JD
from the Syracuse University College of Law and his BA from New York

Notes for editors:

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm providing the world’s
preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business
law service. The firm has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff
based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia,
Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Recognized for its industry focus, Norton Rose Fulbright is strong
across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy;
infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and
innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through its global risk
advisory group, the firm leverages its industry experience with its
knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to
provide clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory
risks facing their businesses.

Norton Rose Fulbright operates in accordance with its global business
principles of quality, unity and integrity, aiming to provide the
highest possible standard of legal service in each of its offices and to
maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the
activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide
legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more
than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto,
Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information,

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