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Trio of Real Estate Attorneys Joins Sheppard Mullin in New York

Richard Fries, Scott Stern and Neil Cohen have joined law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as partners in the real estate, energy, land use & environmental practice group in New York. They were most recently partners at Sidley Austin. 

Fries, Stern and Cohen are well-known in both the New York and national legal, real estate and finance communities. They represent institutional lenders, investment banks and private equity firms in all aspects of real estate finance across property types, with an emphasis on construction lending, syndicated loan transactions, distressed real estate workouts and remedies. 

“Richard, Scott and Neil have a market-leading real estate finance practice,” said Jon Newby, Sheppard Mullin’s vice chairman. “Their tremendous reputation and vast experience will enhance both our growing New York office and our national real estate practice.” 


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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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