Press Release June 25, 2014

Goodwin Procter Names Dean Pappas as Chair of Los Angeles Office

Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that partner Dean Pappas has been named chair of its Los Angeles office. Pappas will oversee the firm’s operations in its 35-attorney Los Angeles office.

Goodwin’s Los Angeles office opened in 2006 and provides both corporate and litigation services. Its attorneys have particular expertise in real estate, real estate investment management, public finance, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, public equity and debt offerings, complex commercial litigation, securities litigation and white collar defense, IP litigation and the defense of financial institutions in consumer financial services class actions.

About Dean Pappas

Dean Pappas, a partner in Goodwin’s nationally acclaimed Real Estate Capital Markets Group, focuses his practice on structuring, negotiating and closing real estate and corporate transactions, including joint venture formation, merger, acquisition and disposition transactions, construction, mortgage and mezzanine loan transactions, and public contracting, leasing and other various transactions.

Regarded as one of L.A.’s leading real estate transactional lawyers, Pappas was recently included in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in L.A. Law: Angelenos to Know in Real Estate Law” (2013) and is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and U.S. News-Best Lawyers in the specialty of Real Estate Law. He serves as chair of the Equity Investment Structures Committee of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

Pappas has advised on numerous high-profile real estate transactions throughout his career, including co-leading a team of Goodwin attorneys advising client Essex Property Trust in its merger with BRE Properties, creating the nation’s only publicly traded West Coast multifamily REIT and the third-largest multifamily REIT in the country.

Pappas received his J.D. and B.S. from University of Southern California. He can be reached at 213.426.2525 or dpappas@goodwinlaw.com

About Goodwin Procter

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Global 100 law firm, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving real estate capital markets; private equity; technology companies; financial institutions; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar defense. Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com. Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.