Litigation / Real Estate - Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan Lewis offers clients nearly 700 litigators across the firm’s 24 domestic and international offices. We handle litigation and trials of all scope and complexity in virtually every jurisdiction nationally or globally, and clients frequently call upon us to act as national trial and coordinating counsel in large, complex matters. Among U.S. firms, Morgan Lewis was recognized as having the busiest class action practice and as a premier securities defense firms, according to Law360’s 2009 Almanac. A significant part of our practice is devoted to steering clients clear of costly litigation through risk avoidance counseling or aggressive, precise negotiation of disputes. However, when trial is unavoidable, we represent our clients in all state, federal, and appellate courts, up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Morgan Lewis’s Litigation Practice is distinguished by the efficiency of its service and the firsthand understanding our attorneys bring to clients’ legal and business concerns. Our core team includes former associate counsel and general counsel to some of the world’s most sophisticated financial institutions and companies, as well as former high-ranking government prosecutors and attorneys from the Office of the White House Counsel, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other agencies. Our coordination of such resources across disciplines enables us to quickly address the specific needs of each client. In addition, through our use of advanced technology, Morgan Lewis offers comprehensive electronic discovery services on a flat-fee basis and customizes records management systems for clients—the goals being to prevent litigation altogether or control costs of matters already in progress.
With nearly 30 real estate lawyers and other professionals in seven of our firm's domestic offices, our Real Estate Practice covers both coasts and assists clients across the country, wherever their business needs may take them. Known for our efficiency in handling transactions of all sizes and degrees of complexity, we represent large corporations, developers, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), private equity funds, institutional lenders, investors, pension funds and advisers, and special servicers in connection with their ownership, use and financing of real estate.
Along with advice on sophisticated issues, a hallmark of the practice is our responsiveness. And, we work equally well with clients in the real estate industry and those whose business model deploys real estate as a key strategic asset. We regularly handle acquisitions, dispositions, financing, workouts and restructurings, land assemblage, development, investments by foreign entities, sale-leasebacks, leasing, taxation, condemnation, and land use. We collaborate regularly with other practices within the firm to provide coordinated service to our client and maximize efficiency, whatever the demands of the transaction.