Akin Gump Adds Real Estate Team in Fort Worth

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is pleased to announce that Marc Epstein has joined the firm as a partner in the real estate practice in the firm’s Fort Worth office. He comes to Akin Gump from Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, along with Sean Bryan and Randall Quick, who both join as senior counsel.

Mr. Epstein boasts nearly 30 years of experience counseling owners, developers, landlords, tenants and investors on an array of real estate and business transactions such as sales, acquisitions, financing, leasing, development, management and construction.

Firm chairperson Kim Koopersmith said, “Akin Gump’s real estate team has been proud to offer the kind of counsel to our clients that has helped them succeed through periods both of rapid growth and market adjustment. With years of high-level experience in the field, Marc, together with Sean and Randy, represents a tremendous resource for his new colleagues at Akin Gump and for clients of the firm.”

At Akin Gump, Mr. Epstein will advise clients on a broad range of real estate and real estate-related matters, including assisting clients in structuring various vehicles for real estate-related investment such as funds, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies and real estate investment trusts. His experience will be complemented by Mr. Bryan’s skills in working with clients on matters involving the formation, structuring and maintenance of entities used in business transactions and the tax aspects of business transactions as well as by Mr. Quick’s representation of a wide variety of clients in construction and real estate development projects.

Ken Menges, partner in charge of Akin Gump’s Dallas office, noted, “The arrival at the firm of Marc, Sean and Randy represents a great step forward in the development of our Dallas-Fort Worth capabilities. Their knowledge and experience in the areas of real estate and corporate work build on the great team we already have in place, and I’m very happy to welcome them to the firm.”

Mr. Epstein added, “Akin Gump’s strong Texas roots are well known, and it has an excellent track record in the real estate industry. At the same time, the firm has built a terrific national and international platform that allows its attorneys to address the global needs of its clients. Sean, Randy and I look forward to collaborating with our new colleagues across the firm to bring our skills to bear on real estate and other matters.”