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King & Spalding Adds Real Estate Attorney Julia Schmidt as Partner

Washington, DC-based King & Spalding has recruited real estate lawyer Julia Schmidt as a partner in the firm’s corporate, finance and investments practice group.

Schmidt’s practice focuses on owner- and borrower-side real estate. She represents property owners and developers that are acquiring, developing and financing multifamily buildings, mixed-income or 100% affordable projects, office space, medical office buildings and commercial spaces. She also has experience advising clients on taxable and tax-exempt bond financings, senior debt, mezzanine debt, equity investment and low-income housing tax credit syndications.

“Julia has a proven track record leading critical real estate financings which, alongside her borrower-side experience and client relationships, makes her an important new member of the team,” said Mark Thigpen, head of the firm’s real estate team. “Plus, borrower-side real estate financings are increasingly becoming a highly specialized discipline, requiring highly specialized legal counsel.”

Schmidt was most recently a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman in Washington, DC.


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About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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