New York, June 7, 2019 – Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Laurinda Martins has rejoined the Firm as a partner in the Real Estate Department. She will be based in the Firm's New York office.
Ms. Martins has extensive experience and expertise in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, including large scale acquisitions, joint ventures, and development. Ms. Martins rejoins Fried Frank from longtime client Brookfield Property Group, where she was a senior vice president and oversaw the legal aspects of a variety of complex projects, including most recently the US$11.4 billion acquisition of Forest City, among others. Prior to her role at Brookfield, she was a partner in Fried Frank's Real Estate Department.
“Laurinda's prior experience as a partner at the Firm coupled with her client-side experience brings unique value to our real estate practice,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of the Firm. “We look forward to working with her again as we continue to represent leading real estate companies on their most critical transactions.”
Ms. Martins received her JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law and her BA and BSBA, cum laude, from the University of Florida.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Laurinda to our leading real estate practice,” said Jonathan L. Mechanic, chair of the Firm's Real Estate Department. “Having worked closely with her for numerous years, both at Fried Frank and during her time at Brookfield, I have no doubt she will bring the highest level of counsel to our clients on their most complex needs.”
The Firm's Real Estate Department, which has one of the biggest real estate practices in New York City, handles all types of real estate transactions and is consistently at the forefront of the largest and most complicated transactions. Among other awards and accolades, the Department was recognized by Law360 as a 2018 “Practice Group of the Year” and has been awarded the “Chambers USA Award for Excellence,” an award that honors outstanding lawyers and law firms across the United States.