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January 22, 2015

New York, NY, January 22, 2015 -- Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, DC, announced that Jon S. Ziefert has joined the firm's Real Estate Practice Group as Special Counsel in the New York office.  

Mr. Ziefert has a broad-based national and international commercial real estate practice, with particular emphasis on acquisition, development, joint ventures, leasing and financing.  He represents real estate developers, private equity funds, retailers, large investors and institutional lenders involved in major real estate development and investment transactions.  His clients are engaged in the retail, hotel, office, multi-family and industrial sectors.  

"We are very excited to welcome Jon Ziefert to our growing national real estate practice," said Brian Diamond, co-chair of Stroock's Real Estate Practice Group. "Jon's diverse knowledge and complex transactional experience across the industry will be an asset as we continue to provide our clients with exceptional service." 

Mr. Ziefert received his J.D., with high honors, from Rutgers University School of Law and his M.S. in Real Estate Development and B.A. from Columbia University.

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad.  Our emphasis on excellence and innovation has enabled us to maintain long-term relationships with our clients and made us one of the nation's leading law firms for 138 years.  Stroock’s practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, commodities and derivatives, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, national security/CFIUS, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax.  For more information, please visit Stroock’s website at

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