Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today Matthew Parrott has joined the Firm as a partner in the Litigation Department in New York.
Mr. Parrott represents prominent corporate clients and individuals, advising them on some of their most challenging civil matters. Throughout his career, he has gained broad experience in the courtroom and secured many significant litigation victories, including in multiple trials in federal and state courts and before arbitration tribunals convened by the American Arbitration Association, JAMS and various financial industry self-regulatory organizations.
“We are very pleased to welcome Matthew to Fried Frank. He is a highly regarded and experienced litigator in the real estate sector and will add tremendous value to our Real Estate Litigation Practice,” said David J. Greenwald, Chairman of Fried Frank.
Throughout his career, Mr. Parrott has represented real estate lenders, developers and banking institutions in some of the largest real estate and construction disputes in New York and across the country. He handles matters involving breach of contract disputes, partnership issues, securities law claims, Ponzi schemes, RICO actions, corporate merger and acquisition transactions, and fraudulent transfer claims. In addition, his corporate clients regularly seek his advice on day-to-day litigation matters impacting their businesses.
His client matters have included some of the largest construction project foreclosures in New York City in recent history, including the Trump SoHo Hotel, One Madison Park, 47 East 34th Street and 855 Avenue of the Americas. In addition, Mr. Parrott regularly acts as counsel in connection with sales and acquisitions of distressed notes and assets, including through UCC foreclosure transactions and restructurings. He is also an experienced arbitrator and has repeatedly presided over arbitration matters involving complex securities and contract disputes.
“Matthew has a unique combination of skills in both litigation and real estate workouts, said James D. Wareham, Fried Frank's Global Chair of the Litigation Department. “He has provided counsel to some of the largest and most high profile clients in the real estate and financial sectors. Matthew deepens our bench and adds to our already extensive team. We can provide superior client service in an even broader range of disputes. We are delighted he has joined the team.”
Janice Mac Avoy, Partner and Head of the Real Estate Litigation Practice at Fried Frank added, “I have worked across the table from Matthew on a number of occasions and have always found him to be impressive, experienced and steadfastly committed to securing the best outcome for his clients. He is widely regarded as a first-class litigator among clients and peers alike. I am very pleased he is now part of Fried Frank and look forward to working with him.”
Before joining Fried Frank, Mr. Parrott was a partner and head of the New York Real Estate Litigation Group at Katten Muchin Rosenman. He received his BA from Manhattanville College and his JD from Fordham University School of Law.
“Matthew's addition allows us to further grow our Real Estate Litigation Practice and continue to provide clients with the full suite of services on the real estate front,” said Jonathan L. Mechanic, Chair of Fried Frank's Real Estate Department. “I look forward to working with Matthew."