Updated 4:11 p.m.
Nixon Peabody has brought on Ross Eichberg as a real estate partner in Washington. He joins the firm from Patton Boggs, where he has been a partner for the past 18 years.
Eichberg focuses his practice on real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, construction and development, mortgage lending, ownership structuring, commercial leasing, real property and asset management, brokerage issues and workouts.
Eichberg also represents American investors and developers interested in infrastructure and other development transactions in markets overseas. He assists clients with developing real estate business opportunities both domestically and internationally, and works with the investment banking and international finance community to help developers assemble the debt, equity and other capital necessary to deliver a project.
In a statement, Justine Wilcox, chair of Nixon Peabody’s real estate practice, said, “Ross brings a range of experience and knowledge gained through a multi-dimensional and sophisticated background through his 25-plus years in the real estate industry and will be a tremendous asset to our clients. Additionally, he enjoys close relationships with clients where he serves as a trusted adviser in business matters outside of real estate activities.”
Update: Eichberg said he opted to make the move to Nixon Peabody because the firm has several practices that Patton Boggs either doesn't have or lacks the depth that Nixon has. Eichberg pointed to the federal tax credits, public finance and private equity practices as examples.
Eichberg declined to name individual clients by name. But he said that among those joining him at Nixon is a pool of foreign investors that will be investing $1 billion in U.S. real estate.
Eichberg said, "I truly enjoyed my time at Patton Boggs and have a lot of friends over there. But I am very excited about this opportunity."