Press Release March 10, 2008

Goodwin Procter Wins “Law Firm Of The Year (Fund Formation)” in 2007 Global Private Equity Real Estate Awards

BOSTON, March 10, 2008 – Goodwin Procter has been honored as “Law Firm of the Year (Fund Formation)” in the North America category of the 2007 Global Private Equity Real Estate Awards sponsored by Private Equity Real Estate Magazine. The Global PERE Awards asks the readers of PERE and its affiliate news service,, to nominate deserving people and firms across a range of categories. From these nominations, a list of finalists is compiled and resubmitted to the readership for final voting.

Goodwin Procter is a perennial leader in the real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets industry. The firm has more than 110 lawyers working with clients to help them raise and deploy equity and debt capital and buy, sell and finance real estate. Goodwin Procter’s success in the industry has been consistently recognized by American Lawyer, Chambers USA and other publications, which have selected Goodwin Procter as one of the nation’s top law firms for real estate.

The firm’s Real Estate Investment Management and Fund Formation lawyers create and structure a wide variety of investment entities spanning the range of real estate investment strategies. In recent years, Goodwin Procter has helped clients raise in excess of $60 billion through private investment funds.

The firm’s fund formation capabilities span all the major fund types: real estate, venture capital, private equity, funds-of-funds, international funds, mezzanine/debt funds, hedge funds and mutual funds. Few firms in the country can match Goodwin Procter’s capabilities in this area.

Goodwin Procter’s representative clients include: AEW Capital Management; Beacon Capital Partners; BlackRock; Five Mile Capital; HEI Hospitality; Prudential Real Estate Investors; Normandy Real Estate Partners; and RREEF.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 850 attorneys in offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property, tax and products liability. Information may be found at