Veteran Real Estate and Corporate Lawyer Gerald Shepherd Joins Arnold & Porter's New York Office

April 29, 2015

NEW YORK, April 29, 2015 -- Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that Gerald Shepherd has joined the firm’s New York office, where he will be a member of the Real Estate and Corporate & Securities groups.

Throughout a legal career spanning more than 25 years, Mr. Shepherd has maintained a diverse practice focused on advising private equity and real estate funds and public and private companies, with respect to financing transactions and major acquisitions and dispositions of retail, hospitality, office and development properties. He also advises clients on REIT investments.  A significant portion of Mr. Shepherd’s practice involves cross-border investments and joint ventures for Canadian investors.

“Gerald is a great fit with our existing real estate and corporate transactional practices, and his extensive cross-border experience further strengthens what we can offer clients in these areas,” said Arnold & Porter Chairman Thomas H. Milch.

Michael Goodwin, head of Arnold & Porter’s Real Estate practice said: “Gerald’s experience and skill set are the perfect complement to our real estate practice - handling the formation of capital for large and complex projects, especially projects involving development.  He’s an important piece to the continued growth of our NY real estate team.” 

Mr. Shepherd has represented issuers and underwriters in connection with offerings of equity, debt and convertible securities in the United States, including Rule 144A offerings, and has counseled domestic and foreign clients on continuous reporting obligations under U.S. securities laws. 

Stewart Aaron, head of Arnold & Porter’s New York office, said: “Gerald’s arrival augments our existing strength serving a sophisticated real estate investment community, and furthers our ongoing commitment to providing first-tier transactional capabilities to the New York market.”

“I have long been impressed with Arnold & Porter’s real estate and corporate teams and believe that my background is an excellent complement to these practices,” said Mr. Shepherd.  “I look forward to providing clients with an enhanced platform that can capably handle significant transactions across the real estate and corporate spectrums.”

Mr. Shepherd obtained his JD from Columbia University School of Law and his BA from Washington & Lee University.

Arnold & Porter LLP is an international law firm of nearly 800 lawyers with offices in Brussels, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D. C.  The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.

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