Haynes and Boone, LLP announced the addition of six partners to its East Coast real estate, finance and real estate restructuring practices

All six partners are making the move to the Haynes and Boone Finance Practice from the Paul Hastings New York-based real estate finance and restructuring practices.

Four of the six are focused on real estate finance. They are Kenneth J. Friedman, Robert J. Grados, Steven Koch and Walter F. Schleimer. The other two – Lawrence Mittman and Carolyn E. Sullivan – concentrate on real estate restructurings.

 "This is an impressive group of highly respected lawyers who have long been go-to counselors for some of the largest institutions in New York," said Haynes and Boone managing partner Terry Conner. "Their arrival gives us an even stronger national presence on the East Coast. They bring with them practices that have been consistently robust, even in economic downturns."

In recent months through internal transfers and lateral hiring, the firm has bolstered its New York-based bankruptcy, securities regulation, white collar crime and finance capabilities. Additions have brought the Haynes and Boone bankruptcy/restructuring/workout group to more than 50 lawyers, 15 of which are now resident in the New York office. The firm has set an overall goal of expanding to at least 100 lawyers in New York in the next several years.


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