LOS ANGELES, CA—Expanding its Los Angeles presence and enhancing its real estate service offerings, Stroock recently welcomed industry leaders Lorie Soares Lazarus and Peter David Ballance as partners in its national practice. Stroock lured the partners from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where Lorie co-chaired the firm’s West Coast Real Estate practice and Peter co-chaired the LGBT Coalition.
Lazarus represents institutional equity investors, developers and commercial real estate lenders including banks, investment funds, REITs, investment advisors and asset managers. Ballance counsels lenders, borrowers, developers and property owners in a range of national commercial real estate transactions. Together they have extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate financing, guiding both lender and borrower clients through multifaceted projects including securitized, mortgage, mezzanine and construction lending for office, industrial, residential, multifamily, retail and hospitality projects across the country.