BOSTON—The newly named chairman of DLA Piper‘s US Real Estate Practice tells exclusively that he is looking to grow the law firm’s operations in many US gateway cities in 2016.

John Sullivan, who was named co-chair of the global law firm’s US Real Estate Practice in July of 2015, has been named chair of the group, succeeding Jay Epstien, who will continue in his current role as co-chair of DLA Piper’s global Real Estate practice with Olaf Schmidt, who practices in the firm’s Milan office. Sullivan will continue to be based at DLA Piper’s Boston office at 33 Arch St.

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