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McDermott Lands RE Finance Team from DLA Piper

Global law firm McDermott Will & Emery has expanded its real estate finance capabilities with the arrival of a team from DLA Piper, led by Jeffrey Steiner. The group, which also includes Scott Weinberg, Dino Fazlibegu and Robert Unger, will be based in the firm’s New York office, with Steiner joining as global leader of McDermott’s real estate finance practice.

Steiner served in a similar capacity at DLA Piper. He has extensive experience representing Wall Street investment banks, institutional lenders and alternative capital providers in transactions involving fixed- and floating-rate financings, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, construction lending and CMBS deals.

“Real estate finance is an important component of our corporate platform, and adding Jeffrey and his team will do even more to deepen and extend the services we offer to our global institutional clients,” said McDermott chair Ira Coleman.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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