Press Release May 23, 2006

Philip H. Ebling Joins Goodwin Procter in San Francisco

BOSTON, May 23, 2006 — Goodwin Procter LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC, today announced that Philip H. Ebling has joined the firm as a partner in its Real Estate Investment Management Practice, resident in the San Francisco office.

Ebling specializes in complex real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, secured and mezzanine financing, private equity investments, REIT investments, commercial and retail leasing, equity fund formation, hospitality management agreements, and construction and land use matters.

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Ebling served as regional general counsel for Centex Homes, a Dallas-based homebuilder. Before that, he was an attorney at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP for nearly 20 years. He earned his B.A. from Stanford University and J.D. from Harvard University Law School graduating cum laude.

Goodwin Procter recently opened offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles with six attorneys who joined from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and two from Cooley Godward. The firm's California platform features two of its preeminent practices — real estate/real estate capital markets and complex litigation — and broadens the reach of its nationally recognized technology, life sciences, private equity and intellectual property practices.