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Leading Real Estate Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in New York

April 18, 2018
Michael Haas brings extensive experience in complex real estate private equity, finance, and transactional work.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Michael Haas has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Finance Department and member of the Real Estate Practice. Haas represents clients on complex real estate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings, workouts, and restructurings.

“Michael is a recognized market leader in real estate private equity and finance, and we are delighted to welcome him to the firm,” said Michèle Penzer, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in New York. “His experience advising on large and complicated M&A, private equity, and financing transactions across industries and asset classes will be of tremendous value to our clients not only in New York, but around the globe.”

“Michael is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and leads the types of sophisticated, market-defining transactions for which clients turn to Latham,” said Michelle Kelban, Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Real Estate Practice. “We are excited to continue growing our practice and offering clients local resources backed by a large, interconnected global platform. Michael’s practice is perfectly complementary to our current platform and vision moving forward.”

Haas will serve as a Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Real Estate Practice.

“Latham’s capabilities and reputation across practice areas and jurisdictions allows for a level of client service that is necessary to executing today’s increasingly complex real estate transactions,” said Haas. “I am excited to join a premier real estate practice and look forward to leveraging Latham’s platform to further service our client base.”

Haas joins Latham & Watkins from Jones Day, where he co-led the firm’s Real Estate Practice. He earned his BA from Syracuse University in 1991 and his JD from Cleveland State University in 1994. 

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in Israel through a limited liability company, in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office, and in Saudi Arabia through a limited liability company.