Press Release June 20, 2017

Goodwin Enhances Global Real Estate Industry Platform with Partner Marc Lazar

Goodwin, a leading Global 50 law firm, announced today that Marc Lazar has joined the firm’s Real Estate Industry Group as a partner. Lazar will be based in the firm’s Boston office, where he will service his U.S. and European client base.

With more than 25 years in the industry, Lazar is highly experienced in real estate finance and investments, frequently representing institutional investors, hedge funds, real estate and other private equity funds as well as lenders and developers. He advises on joint ventures and financing transactions, representing parties throughout the capital stack and across all asset classes.

“Marc’s arrival deepens the industry reach of our fund formation, transactional, portfolio and public company teams,” said Minta Kay, partner and Chair of Goodwin’s Global Real Estate Industry Group. “Many of our partners have worked with Marc over the years – his real estate prowess and vast experience pair well with our national and international capabilities. We are delighted Marc has chosen to join the Goodwin platform.”

“Marc’s strong technical skills and ability to execute multijurisdictional transactions for high-profile European clients will be extremely valuable to our group,” said Samantha Lake Coghlan, partner and Co-Chair of Goodwin’s London office. “We look forward to collaborating with him as we continue to deliver the highest level of counsel on real estate industry matters in London and continental Europe.”

Lazar joins Goodwin from Ropes & Gray, where he was a partner and served as co-head of the real estate investments and transactions group. He received his J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School and his B.A. cum laude from Brandeis University. Lazar is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. He is also frequently quoted in industry publications and has published a number of articles on real estate trends and issues.

Lazar can be reached at or 617-570-8192.

Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry Group offers deep market insight and a practical approach to help companies make the most of every investment decision – from private fund formation and all types of real estate transactions to REIT and real estate M&A. It was recently recognized by the Legal 500 for its excellence in eight Real Estate categories, including Real Estate Investment, REITs, Real Estate Funds, Hotels & Leisure, Tax and Property Finance. With a distinct emphasis on the capital markets and vital experience across all industry sectors, Goodwin employs an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to help guide companies’ investments from inception through realization.