Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that real estate lawyers Jill Block and Marc Shapiro have joined as partners in its New York office, arriving from Mayer Brown.
Block and Shapiro strengthen Norton Rose Fulbright’s highly regarded real estate team in New York and the United States.
Block has significant experience representing buyers and sellers of commercial real estate, investors and developers in joint venture arrangements, and lenders and borrowers in mortgage and mezzanine financing transactions.
Shapiro concentrates on real estate and real estate finance. He counsels lenders, owners and operators in complex financing, purchase, sale and leasing transactions involving office, shopping center, industrial, multifamily and hospitality properties.
Daryl Lansdale, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner, said:
“Jill and Marc are accomplished lawyers who enhance our overall real estate capabilities. Their impressive experience and client-first approach will benefit our clients both in the US and abroad.”
Gene Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Head of Business Practice, commented:
“Marc and Jill have handled a wide range of complex real estate transactions and financings. They expand our ability to oversee joint venture arrangements, debt and equity transactions and many other components of commercial real estate deals.”
Block, who has represented clients in more than 350 hospitality transactions and over 750 commercial loan originations, said:
“We are delighted to join Norton Rose Fulbright. It is a world-class law firm, and I am confident that my clients and practice will benefit from its global platform.”
Shapiro, whose clients include institutional and high net worth parties based in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, said:
“Jill and I are thrilled to join Norton Rose Fulbright. This is an incredible opportunity for us to expand our practice and to help grow the firm in New York.”
Block is admitted to practice in New York. She received her JD from Brooklyn Law School and her BA from Clark University.
Shapiro, who also is admitted to practice in New York, received his JD from the Syracuse University College of Law and his BA from New York University.