Cole Schotz Adds Real Estate Attorney to New York Office

September 30, 2013Attorney: Rab N. Nalavala
NEW YORK, October 1, 2013-- Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. is pleased to announce that Rab N. Nalavala has joined the firm’s Real Estate and Real Estate Special Opportunities Departments as Special Counsel in New York.

 “With the addition of Rab, our team gains even more experience and depth with developing and financing real estate deals around the country,” said Leo V. Leyva, co-chair of the Real Estate Special Opportunities Group and the Litigation Department in the New York and New Jersey offices. “His extensive work with both buyers and sellers in structuring, negotiating and closing deals brings invaluable knowledge to our clients.”

“Cole Schotz is a natural fit for my practice,” said Mr. Nalavala. “The breadth of the firm's transactional deal experience, coupled with their impressive roster of existing clients, presents me with the strong opportunity to service and grow my client base.”

Mr. Nalavala represents major investment banks, private equity companies, opportunity funds, sovereign wealth funds, REITs, family-owned businesses and various joint venture entities in the acquisition, disposition, development, financing, management and leasing of commercial, retail, industrial and residential properties.  

He concentrates much of his practice around the hospitality, leisure and gaming industries, including resorts, casinos, sports complexes and golf courses.

Mr. Nalavala received his B.A. from Wake Forest University and his J.D. from the American University - Washington College of Law, where he was editor of the Law Review. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Cole Schotz, Mr. Nalavala was with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.


About Cole Schotz:

Cole Schotz serves clients nationally throughout the United States with offices in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Texas.  The firm represents hundreds of closely-held businesses and individuals – many for decades – as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to 114 attorneys who work in eleven primary areas of practice: Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring; Construction Services; Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions; Employment Law; Environmental Law; Intellectual Property, Litigation; Real Estate; Real Estate Special Opportunities Group; Tax, Trusts & Estates and White Collar Defense & Investigations.

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