Cocci advises real estate owners, investors, and operators
on complex transactions in connection with the management, acquisition, joint
venture, financing, and development of hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, golf
courses, and mixed-use projects in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
“Meghan is a nationally recognized hospitality and real
estate practitioner of the highest caliber, and we are thrilled to welcome her
to the firm,” said Marc Jaffe, Global Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department.
“Meghan’s arrival reflects our continued focus on expanding our premier Real
Estate Practice nationally and globally, and our steadfast commitment to
continue evolving with our clients’ needs.”
“Meghan’s experience leading extremely sophisticated and
complex real estate transactions is perfectly aligned with the type of work for
which clients turn to Latham,” said Robert Buday, Global Co-Chair of Latham’s
Real Estate Practice. “She is a tremendous addition to our premier global Real
Estate Practice, and her targeted expansion into California also complements
our leading Hospitality and REITs Industry Groups in that market.”
Gary Axelrod, Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Hospitality,
Gaming & Leisure Industry Group added: “Meghan is one of a small group of
nationally recognized premier hospitality lawyers and I am very excited to
welcome her as a member of our team. I have worked across the table from Meghan
many times over the years and am continuously impressed not only by her superb
legal work, but by her obvious passion and knowledge of the hospitality
industry. She is a skilled negotiator and understands the complexities and
nuances involved in this specialized sector.”
“I look forward to leveraging Latham’s integrated, global
platform and deep experience in the real estate and hospitality spaces to
better serve my clients,” said Cocci. “The firm has an excellent reputation
globally for serving as a strategic advisor to clients on their most
high-stakes transactions, and that reputation, combined with the extraordinary
culture, drew me to Latham.”
Cocci joins Latham &
Watkins from Dentons. She earned her JD from the University of Arizona and her
BBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
About Latham & Watkins (lw.com)
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
1 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 South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Marc Jaffe, Global Chair, Corporate Department, 212.906.1281
Robert Buday, Global Co-Chair, Real Estate Practice,
Gary Axelrod, Global Co-Chair, Hospitality, Gaming &
Leisure Industry Group, 312.777.7051