Goulston & Storrs has once again raided Pillsbury Winthrop's real estate practice in Washington, adding partners Lee Carter and Yann van Geertruyden, who both specialize in military housing privatization, as well as an associate.
The new hires come a year after Goulston picked up nine real estate lawyers in Washington from Pillsbury, including the managing partner of its D.C. office, Maureen Dwyer.
With 190 lawyers, Boston-based Goulston is known for its real estate expertise. It opened a Washington office in 2001, which with the new hires now stands at 21 lawyers. Other lateral additions have included Shelly Wiesel, former chair of the real estate group from Shaw Pittman; Dennis Moyer, former managing partner of the Northern Virginia office of Hogan & Hartson; and George Weidenfeller, the former deputy general counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“Our goal since coming to Washington has been to create the District’s strongest and broadest real estate practice,” said Doug Husid, the firm’s co-managing director, in a news release. “Over the last couple of years, we have accelerated our strategic growth in Washington. Once again, we have added lawyers with significant expertise and knowledge which will further benefit both our local and national clients across multiple offices.”
According to her firm bio, Carter has represented developers, underwriters and credit enhancers in more than $4 billion of Navy and Marine Corps military housing privatizations, including privatization of more than 40,000 housing units in the United States.
Van Geertruyden has worked with developers on military housing privatizations in California, Arizona, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Missouri.