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June 15, 2015

New York, NY, June 15, 2015 – John B. Egnatios-Beene has joined the national Real Estate Practice Group of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP as special counsel in the New York office.  His practice focuses on New York real estate development with an emphasis on land use, zoning and related environmental issues.
Mr. Egnatios-Beene joins Stroock from the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals where he was General Counsel.  In that capacity, Mr. Egnatios-Beene provided advice to the Commissioners of the Board concerning the New York City Zoning Resolution, the New York City Building Code, the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law, and general administrative law matters.  He also spent several years as in-house counsel at the New York City Department of Buildings. 
"We are pleased to welcome John Egnatios-Beene to our Land Use and Development Group," said Ross F. Moskowitz, head of Stroock's Land Use and Development Group.  "John joins a growing group of real estate attorneys who provide an insider's knowledge of government entities and their inner workings to navigate our clients over legal hurdles, enabling them to maximize the value of their investments and projects."
Mr. Egnatios-Beene received his J.D. from Case Western University School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional, regulatory 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 almost 140 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. 

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