Tell us about yourself and what you do.
I am a Partner in Hogan Lovells Real Estate practice. I help clients in structuring and executing the full spectrum of real estate transactions, with a particular focus on Shopping Centers over the years. My clients include public and private owners, developers, lenders, and investors.
My background includes transactions involving trophy properties, shopping centers, regional malls, hotels, office buildings, senior living facilities, and mixed use developments. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells I worked in real estate law at another prominent New York City firm.
What will you cover at your 2014 Law Conference General Session and what should people expect to learn?
My session is about the importance of drafting and negotiating real estate joint venture agreements (PLUG: Join us on Friday, October 24 at 10:30 am for our presentation: Winter is Coming- Will Your Joint Venture be Ready When the White Walkers Cross the Wall? ). I am looking forward to an interactive session where we can learn from each other’s experiences. Specifically, the panel will cover issues to focus on when drafting a joint venture agreement when things start to “head south.”
What is your favorite social network to use and why?
My firm is extremely active in social media, particularly LinkedIn. Our marketing department encourages our lawyers and professionals to both join LinkedIn and actively engage on the site. LinkedIn is an easy and convenient forum for not only connecting with clients, friends, colleagues, former colleagues, and others in my network, but also makes it easy for a person looking for someone with my skills and experience. Plus, LinkedIn provides a platform for my firm, and my colleagues, to share valuable insights and thought leadership with a targeted wider audience, whether through the Groups pages, or our Company page.
What is your favorite Business or Personal mobile app to use and why?
My favorite app is absolutely Google maps. It is so much more than providing directions. I know exactly where I am at all times, and the app enables me to find places and services anywhere in the world. But the best feature, without a doubt, is the traffic information. The color coded traffic condition system is genius.
How can people reach out to you on social media?
Hogan Lovells is among the most active leading global law firms on social media. Follow the firm on Twitter (@HoganLovells) and connect with us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/hoganlovells and https://www.linkedin.com/company/hogan-lovells-thought-leadership). You can also connect with me personally on LinkedIn.
What is your best advice for First Timers and/or Next Gen attendees at the 2014 Law Conference?
The best advice would be to go with an open mind and network. Meet as many people as you can and attend a session that may be something that you are not familiar with, they are always interesting, and you never know what you might pick up.