LOS ANGELES—Law firm Hunton & Williams hasexpanded its commercial real estate practice to the West Coast inthe firm's already established Los Angeles office, and has hiredRobert M. Johnson as a partner.


According to Howard E. Schreiber, Hunton &William's co-head of global real estate practice, California is thebest destination to grow the firm's national practice. The firm'sreal estate practice has 75 attorneys throughout the country, andadvises clients in every sector of the commercial real estatespace: industrial, retail,office, multifamily, and soon.


Johnson joins the firm from Seyfarth Shaw LLP,where he served as a partner. He is an expert in commercial realestate development and finance, and has represented owners andinvestors throughout the Western region. ChristopherHasbrouck will also join the firm from Seyfarth Shaw LLP,and will work alongside Johnson in the Los Angeles office as anassociate. Johnson did not respond to a request for a comment.


The firm is expanding throughout the country. In July,GlobeSt.com exclusively reported that the firm hired Jerome Dano and ValerieKitay as attorneys in the firm's industry branch in NewYork City. The two attorneys joined the firm from ThacherProfitt & Wood and GoodwinProcter.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.