New York (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (“SRZ”), which specializes in regulatory compliance, is undergoing a major expansion of its New York office with the addition of a group of leading private equity and real estate attorneys joining the firm from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
Joseph A. Smith and Marshall S. Brozost join as partners, Sanford W. Morhouse joins as of counsel, and Russel G. Perkins, Shawn R. McCune and David C. Miller join as special counsel. In addition, Jason L. Behrens, Geoffrey L. Butler, Lauren E. Cook, Lauren King and Jennifer M. Lew are joining the firm as associates.
“This is the largest group ever to join our firm at one time which speaks to the high regard that we have for these lawyers. They are simply terrific and we cannot be more thrilled to welcome them,” said Alan S. Waldenberg, a member of the firm’s executive committee and chair of the tax group. “Their practices greatly enhance our existing investment management and real estate groups and align nicely with our strategic focus on the financial services industry.”
“We are delighted to combine our private fund formation and real estate practices with the broad capabilities of the SRZ platform,” said Mr. Smith, who served as the global chair for Dewey & LeBoeuf’s private equity practice group. “We believe that SRZ’s uniform commitment to excellence and the collegial nature of their partnership will ensure the highest standards of service to our clients.”
Stephanie R. Breslow, a member of the executive committee and co-chair of the investment management group added, “We look forward to working with these outstanding lawyers. Together we will grow our private equity practice to the benefit of our expanding and highly successful client base.”
“We are pleased to have such highly-regarded real estate attorneys join our thriving practice. This group will further strengthen our depth of service to real estate owners/developers, pension funds, REITS, financial institutions and related entities that choose Schulte Roth & Zabel for best in class services,” commented Jeffrey A. Lenobel, a member of the firm’s executive committee and chair of the real estate group.