Seyfarth Shaw, a Chicago-based law firm, appointed Peter Korda and Andrew Pearlstein as co-chairs of its structured and real estate finance practice group. The real estate practice group, which encompasses the structured and real estate finance practice group, has been getting beefed up in recent months to meet the demands of the firm's clients in the commercial real estate market, according to a statement from Mark Block, chairman of the real estate group. Pearlstein will be based in Boston, where he will represent banks, financial institutions, businesses, real estate owners and developers involved in complex commercial real estate and financial transactions, including securitizations. Working from the law firm's New York office, Korda's work will also involve securitizations. He will represent lenders, on workouts and restructured transactions.

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