Press Release September 21, 2015

Goodwin Procter Expands Real Estate Capital Markets Group with Addition of David Bernstein in New York

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that David Bernstein has joined the firm as counsel in its Business Law Department, resident in the firm’s New York office. Bernstein was formerly a partner at K&L Gates and at Rogers & Wells (which later merged with Clifford Chance), where he headed the corporate practice.

A corporate and transactional lawyer focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities transactions and corporate governance in the real estate space, Bernstein has led a wide variety of transactions, including acquisitions and sales of publicly traded companies, as well as cross-border acquisitions in the United States and elsewhere by European, Asian and South American clients. He has also acted as a regular advisor to boards of directors of NYSE-listed and other publicly traded companies.

“We are excited to welcome David to Goodwin,” said Gil Menna, chair of the firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group. “His vast experience, market knowledge and transactional expertise will bring significant added value to our clients.”

Bernstein is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York. He can be reached at 212.813.8808 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 across the United States and Europe focused solely on the real estate industry, 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.

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.