DALLAS—Hunton& Williams LLP isexpanding its global real estate practice and hashired James “J.R.”England as counsel,based in the Dallas office.

England, whosepractice focuses on complex commercial real estate transactions,comes to the firm from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &Feld. His arrival to Hunton & Williams follows that ofCalifornia partner Robert Johnson inAugust, JeromeDano and Valerie Kitay ascounsel in New York in July, and Washingtonpartner Rori Malech earlier thisyear. “J.R. has awinning combination of domestic and international real estateexperience that blends perfectly with our clients' needs,”said Howard E. Schreiber, co-head of thefirm's global real estate practice. “He is a well-respected lawyerin Texas and an outstanding addition to our growing practice. Wewelcome him to the team.” Notably, Englandhas advised on the world's first carbon-neutral city, underconstruction in the Middle East. He authored the real estatechapter of "The Business Laws of the United Arab Emirates" as wellas “Real Estate Investing In The Middle East: Foreign OwnershipRestrictions In The GCC,” in The Metropolitan CorporateCounsel. “I look forward to working with Hunton & Williams andcontributing to the firm's hard-earned reputation of deliveringexcellent value for its real estate clients,” England says. The Hunton &Williams real estate practice is comprised of more than 75 lawyers.The group advises clients on the full spectrum of commercial,industrial, retail, multifamily, hospitality and mixed-useproperties.

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