Proskauer adds three partners in Boston

International law firm Proskauer has added a real estate team in Boston led by partners Keith Barnett and Sean Boulger and including tax partner Robert Burke.

This nationally esteemed team has a practice that focuses on a wide range of real estate transactions and development projects including joint ventures, acquisitions/dispositions, developments, leases and financing transactions across a broad spectrum of real estate classes. They counsel investors, developers, operators, retailers, REITs, commercial banks, landlords and tenants and pension fund advisors.

“The growth of our real estate practice is a strategic priority for the Firm, and we are excited to expand our offering in Boston and nationwide,” says Steven Ellis, Chair of the Firm. “This team will be of great value to a wide range of clients who prioritise this important sector.”

Barnett advises local, national and international clients in all aspects of commercial real estate, including real estate finance, development, acquisitions, sales and leasing. He counsels clients on a diverse range of legal and business real estate matters for clients across industries. He received his JD from the University of Michigan and his BA from Harvard.

Boulger focuses his practice on a broad range of real estate transactions and development projects. He represents numerous investors, developers and operators in joint ventures, acquisitions, developments, leases and financing transactions across a broad spectrum of real estate asset classes. He received his JD and BA from Harvard.

Burke devotes a majority of his practice to issues involving the taxation of partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations, REITS and other entities treated as “pass-through” entities. He is an authority in structuring and formation of investment funds and complex commercial joint ventures and similar arrangements. He received his JD from Cornell and his BA from Williams College.

“We are delighted to welcome Keith, Sean and Rob to the Firm,” says Ron Sernau, co-head of Proskauer’s Real Estate Department. “The depth and breadth of their experience across the real estate spectrum make them tremendous assets to our clients and our team.”