Latham & Watkins expands real estate practice in LA

Matthew Friedrich represents private equity investors, operators, and developers

Latham & Watkins expands real estate practice in LA

Latham & Watkins LLP has welcomed Matthew Friedrich to the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the real estate practice and a member of the corporate department. Friedrich represents private equity investors, operators, and developers on a range of complex commercial real estate transactions and financings.

“Matt is a welcome addition to Latham, our Los Angeles office, and the West Coast region,” said Larry Seymour, office managing partner in Los Angeles. “Matt’s knowledge of the market locally as well as his robust experience across all types of real estate transactions nationally adds valuable capabilities that will help us continue to meet growing demand in the area.”

The addition follows the announcement that Carsten Loll will join the real estate practice next month, splitting his time between Latham’s Frankfurt and Munich offices, and bolstering the firm’s private equity real estate capabilities and growth in Europe. Also, earlier this year, David Freedman joined the firm’s New York office, adding depth to its capabilities in commercial real estate lending transactions and structured financing transactions.

“As we continue to expand globally and in key markets such as Los Angeles, we are thrilled to add Matt to our team to serve our local client base and our national clients on both West Coast and national transactions,” said Michelle Kelban, global co-chair of Latham’s real estate practice.

Friedrich advises on ground-up construction, programmatic and single-asset joint ventures, and acquisitions, sales, and financings across asset classes and geographies.

“As a former Latham associate, rejoining the firm as a partner is like coming home,” said Friedrich. “In addition to being attracted to the collegial culture, Latham’s integrated global platform spanning the spectrum of transactional practices is a great complement to my practice. I look forward to building upon the strong foundation that already exists, while serving clients on a range of complex and cutting-edge real estate deals.”

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