Press Release July 20, 2020

Goodwin Deepens California Roots at Intersection of Capital and Innovation with Real Estate Industry Partner Alex Jacobs

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Alex Jacobs has joined the firm’s Real Estate Industry practice as a partner in the downtown Los Angeles office.

Jacobs advises private and institutional investors, owners, and developers in connection with the acquisition, disposition, development, and financing of commercial real estate properties. He also negotiates and structures complex joint venture arrangements between sponsors and capital providers. Jacobs represents clients in transactions involving a wide range of asset types including land for residential development, multifamily residential projects, retail properties, office buildings, and hotels and resorts.

“With significant capital currently earmarked for real estate investment, there remains a considerable demand for sophisticated real estate transactional legal services throughout the major metropolitan West Coast markets,” said Minta Kay, chair of the Real Estate Industry practice. “The high caliber of Alex’s expertise and the fit of his client relationships with Goodwin’s add valuable depth to our practice, which continues to evolve to meet the industry’s needs, including adoption of technology and response to the changing use of the real estate hardscape. We are extremely excited about having him join our team.”

“As Minta said, we are thrilled to welcome Alex as we grow our downtown LA and Santa Monica offices and as we continue to invest in the firm’s capital-meets-innovation platform in California,” said Dean Pappas, chair of Goodwin’s downtown Los Angeles office. “Alex’s practice complements the skillsets of our existing real estate and hospitality industry team on the West Coast and having him on board further positions us as one of the dominant real estate industry practices in the United States and Europe.”

Jacobs was named to “Who’s Who in Real Estate” by Los Angeles Business Journal in 2013 and nominated for the 2019 Leaders in Law Awards hosted by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Jacobs has also been included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Real Estate Law. He received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2000 and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is admitted to the State Bar of California.

Jacobs can be reached at ajacobs@goodwinlaw.com and (213) 426-2606.

Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry practice spans fund formation; joint venture, finance and transactions; and public company/REIT work and real estate M&A. The firm’s pioneering PropTech practice brings together the firm’s deep expertise in real estate and technology. Goodwin’s first-of-its-kind PropSci practice focuses on addressing the growing real estate needs of life sciences companies as they face challenges in developing land and facilities that support their businesses in a continuously evolving sector. Goodwin is consistently ranked as a top advisor in the real estate industry, including as the “Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 2019” by Best Lawyers and the “2019 Leading Real Estate Law Firm” by Commercial Property Executive.