Awards and Rankings December 17, 2021

Jennifer Sung and John Ferguson Honored by Connect CRE’s 2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards

Jennifer Sung and John Ferguson have been recognized by Connect CRE’s 2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. This award spotlights real estate lawyers across the United States who excel in their practices and contribute to their communities.

Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Connect CRE named Sung one of the top real estate lawyers in California. She is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group, as well as being involved with the firm’s Proptech and Propsci Initiatives. Her practice focuses on structuring, negotiating and closing complex commercial real estate and corporate transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, development, equity financings, mortgage and mezzanine financings, workouts, and leasing of industrial, multifamily, office, retail and hotel assets. 

Connect CRE recognized Sung for her role in helping her clients thrive in the face of the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. She has previously been recognized for excellence by The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. 

Ferguson was named a top Nationwide practitioner by Connect CRE for 2021. He is a partner in and global co-chair of Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group, representing a wide range of clients across the real estate sector. He formerly served as co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice. He possesses extensive experience advising clients on the formation of private investment funds, partnerships, joint ventures and other transaction structures, and in acquisition, financing, restructuring and disposition transactions. His experience in the private investment fund area includes debt and credit, infrastructure, real estate, asset-backed securities, private equity and hedge funds and funds-of-funds.

Connect CRE highlighted Ferguson’s work with both private investment funds and the real estate industry. He has previously been named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 United States.

Goodwin’s highly-acclaimed Real Estate Industry practice, with over 180 lawyers across the U.S., Europe and Asia, offers deep market insights and practical approaches to help both private and public clients make the most of every investment decision. With experience across the wide array of real estate specialty areas, Goodwin has the ability to represent clients through the complete life cycle of a real estate investment. From private fund formation and all types of real estate transactions to REITs and real estate M&A, Goodwin is fully-equipped with the knowledge necessary to help companies structure, raise and deploy capital.