Press Release
March 30, 2015

Goodwin Procter Expands Real Estate Capital Markets Group with Addition of Chauncey Swalwell in Los Angeles

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that Chauncey Swalwell has joined the firm as a partner in its Real Estate Capital Markets Group in Los Angeles. He comes to Goodwin from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.

Swalwell focuses his practice on commercial real estate and represents private and institutional investors and lenders in connection with the acquisition, sale, development, leasing and financing of hotels, student housing, industrial parks, office buildings, shopping centers and other projects, including the structuring of complex transactions involving public and private REITs, TICs and other investment and lending vehicles.

“Chauncey’s range of capabilities, especially in the real estate investment management and hospitality areas, will serve as a significant resource for our real estate capital markets clients, in California and beyond,” said Dean Pappas, chair of the firm’s Los Angeles office and co-chair of its Real Estate Investment Management Practice.

“We are delighted to have an attorney of Chauncey’s skill and standing in the industry join Goodwin’s growing real estate capital markets team,” said Gil Menna, chair of the firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group. “Demand for sophisticated guidance throughout the real estate sector is growing, and Goodwin’s multi-faceted platform is an ideal fit with Chauncey’s practice.”

Swalwell has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer since 2007 and featured by the Los Angeles Business Journal in “Who’s Who in Real Estate” in 2009 and “Who’s Who in L.A. Law – Angelenos to Know in Real Estate” in 2013. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and his B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles. He is admitted to practice in California.

Swalwell can be reached at (213) 426-2567 or

Goodwin’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group represents numerous real estate investment managers, real estate fund sponsors, public and private REITs and municipalities in all aspects of raising and deploying capital. With more than 100 attorneys focused solely on the real estate industry across the United States and Europe, Goodwin covers every corner of this complex and dynamic market. The firm works with owners, managers, operators, developers, lenders and investors, helping them acquire, develop, manage and sell real estate assets. Goodwin was also instrumental in helping draft the Real Estate Investment Trust Act of 1960, establishing the UPREIT structure in 1992 and creating the LTIP structure in 2001.

The firm’s Los Angeles office was established in 2006 and includes more than 30 attorneys with significant experience in corporate law and litigation matters.

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 850 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.