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April 27, 2015

Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2015 -- Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, DC, is pleased to announce that Loryn Dunn Arkow has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as a partner in the national Real Estate Practice Group.  Ms. Arkow, who has been in the real estate industry for 19 years, was previously a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.  
"We welcome Loryn to Stroock's market leading national Real Estate Practice Group," said Brian Diamond, co-chair of Stroock's Real Estate Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  "Each year our clients turn to Stroock to guide them through their largest and most complex transactions.  We were lead counsel on the single largest real estate deal in Los Angeles last year and we expect many important West Coast engagements to come.  Loryn is an accomplished individual who will no doubt enhance our team and advance our business plan to serve our West Coast clients locally as well as nationally," he added.
Ms. Arkow's practice involves acquisition, disposition and development transactions, joint ventures, lending and other finance transactions, as well as recapitalizations and workouts.  She has represented large public pension funds, pension fund advisors, private equity funds and other investors, lenders, developers and sponsors in a variety of sectors, including retail, office, industrial, multifamily, condo development, homebuilding, medical and mixed-use projects.
"My clients will have access to the high-caliber expertise and service that has given Stroock a strong reputation among real estate executives and the leading companies in the industry," stated Arkow.  "I am looking forward to joining an outstanding group of real estate lawyers, as well as tap into the exceptional talent in the firm's Los Angeles office."
Ms. Arkow's well-known reputation in real estate is a direct result of her active engagement in legal and real estate trade groups, including Stanford Real Estate Council, Real Estate and Construction Division of Jewish Federation of Los Angeles (where she is on the Executive Committee), International Council of Shopping Centers, Moriah Society, the Partnerships and Limited Liability Company Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California and Stanford Law School Alumni Association.  She contributed to the IPA Southern California Commercial Real Estate Forecast and recently spoke before the California Bar Association and UCLA Law School. 
Ms. Arkow is a graduate of Stanford Law School and has a masters in International Economics and Japan Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  She received her undergraduate BA from Harvard University, magna cum laude.  Ms. Arkow speaks Spanish and Japanese.
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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