Press Release March 06, 2015

Goodwin Named North American Law Firm of the Year for Transactions by Private Equity Real Estate Magazine

Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) magazine recently named Goodwin Procter the 2014 North American Law Firm of the Year in the Transactions category. PERE, a PEI publication focused on private real estate markets around the world, counted more than 50,000 votes from its readers to select this year’s winners, which were announced on March 1. This is the third time Goodwin has won in the transactions category, including in 2012 when the firm received the highest ranking for its transactions and fund formation work. Since PERE started the Global Awards in 2007, Goodwin has placed first in either the Transactions or Fund Formation categories eight times - more than double any other law firm. Read Goodwin’s profile in the 2014 Global PERE Award winners report.

In 2014, Goodwin’s Real Estate Capital Markets Practice, which includes over 100 attorneys, closed more than 170 real estate transactions totaling over $12 billion. High profile matters included:

  • Advising Forest City in its joint venture to develop Atlantic Yards;
  • Representing Boston Properties on the $1.5 billion sale of its interests in three Boston and New York properties; and
  • Representing Brookfield in four transactions with an aggregate value of $1.6 billion; and
  • Advising BlackRock Real Estate on five transactions with an aggregate value of $525 million.

To learn more about Goodwin’s real estate capabilities, please visit the Real Estate Capital Markets Practice page on our website.