Marvin Ehrlich, 44, joined Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell in Washington this week as a partner.
He was previously a partner at Greenberg Traurig’s Tyson’s Corner, Va. office.
Locke Lord "is a dynamic firm and an entrepreneurial place," said Ehrlich, who focuses on commercial real estate and secured finance transactions.
Ehrlich said he expects his practice to focus more on transactional work and less on foreclosures as the Washington real estate market continues to improve.
"We are starting to see more loan origination because we are seeing more liquidity in the market," he said. "You don’t see the same distress here as you do in much of the country."