Press Release
July 17, 2023

Goodwin Welcomes Real Estate Joint Ventures and Investment Funds Partner Manuel Lauredo in New York

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Manuel Lauredo joined the firm’s Real Estate group and will be a member of the Joint Ventures, Real Estate Finance, and Private Investment Funds practices, resident in the New York office.

“Goodwin’s vertically-integrated real estate capital raising and real estate transactional practices is unique among AmLaw 20 firms and a perfect fit for Manny’s practice,” said John Ferguson, co-chair of Goodwin’s global Real Estate practice. “As we continue to add increased depth, scale in New York, and bolster our bench and capabilities, Manny’s broad experience across both funds, joint ventures and transactions will benefit our clients and team immensely.”

On the fund side, Manny advises on the formation and operation of onshore and offshore opportunistic and income-oriented real estate funds and co-investment vehicles. On the asset side, he advises on all aspects of transactional real estate, covering the investments of funds and co-investment vehicles, as well as other sponsored vehicles and separate accounts including acquisitions and dispositions, debt and equity financings, joint ventures, asset and property management arrangements, development and restructuring transactions.

Goodwin’s highly acclaimed Real Estate practice, with more than 200 lawyers across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, offers deep market insights and practical approaches to help both private and public clients make the most of every investment decision. With experience across the wide array of real estate specialty areas, Goodwin represents clients through the complete life cycle of a real estate investment. From private fund formation and all types of real estate transactions to REITs and real estate M&A, Goodwin is fully equipped with the knowledge necessary to help companies structure, raise and deploy real estate capital.

Goodwin represents more than half of the top 100 ranked real estate investment managers and is consistently ranked as a top advisor in the real estate industry, including in Chambers, Commercial Property Executive, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.

With over 200 dedicated lawyers and over fifty years of experience as innovators in fund structuring, Goodwin’s global Private Investment Funds team represents over 1,000 investment managers worldwide. The firm advises clients with funds ranging from less than $10 million to over $25 billion, with a particular focus in the real estate, private equity, technology, and life sciences sectors. The firm was recently named the Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law Firm of the Year by US News — Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2023.