Norwich Partners in a ground lease dealfor the development of a 24-story hotelin the Boston Theater District and representing Northland Investment Corp.in the $96 million refinance of a mixed-use project. McDermott is on the boardof directors at Women’s Lunch Placeand a member of Town of Holliston
Affordable Housing Committee andFinance Council for Local CommunityOrganization.
SANDI L. NICHOLS
A partner at Allen Matkins, Sandi L.Nichols is an established environmental attorney. She has nearly 40 years ofexperience assisting clients with environmental due diligence and contractnegotiations across all asset classes ofcommercial real estate. While she currently heads the environmental andnatural resources group at AllenMatkins, Nichols was formerly managing shareholder of Washburn, Briscoe
& McCarthy and led the firm in a merger with Stoel Rives. Shehas represented Clean Water Act/RCRA in a citizen suit; a majorpetroleum refining company in administrative proceedingsbefore the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board;and a multifamily residential homebuilder in defending claimsof violation in a city storm water ordinance.
LAUREN B. PREVOST
By the age of 34, Lauren B. Prevosthad made partner at Morris, Manning& Martin, but her success was onlybeginning. Today, with a 28-yearcareer and 19 years at the firm,Prevost is chair of the real estate capital markets group and has represented REITs in public and privatesecurities offerings totaling morethan $25 billion and REIT joint venture transactions and mergers andacquisitions totaling $21 billion. In just the last year, Prevost ledmore than $10 billion in transactions, representing clientsacross asset classes. She is a member of NAREIT, the Institutefor Portfolio Alternatives.
As a partner in the real estate groupat Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &Flom LLP, Vered Rabia has never meta transaction she couldn’t master. Inher 22-year career, she has worked oninvestment deals, developments,financings, restructurings, partnerships and joint ventures and compiled a client list that includes EmpireState Development, BrookfieldProperty Partners and QatarInvestment Authority. Most recently, Rabia has worked on the
$3 billion expansion of the new terminals 6 and 7 for JetBlueAirways and JFK Millennium Partners and the proposed $7.5billion lease for the new terminal one on JFK’s south side.
For the last 15 years, Erin Rothfuss hasplayed an integral role in growing thereal estate practice at Gibson, Dunn &Crutcher LLP, where she advises clients across the vast spectrum of realestate-related needs. In 2017, Rothfusswas named co-chair of the global realestate department at the firm and hasserved on the executive committee,hiring committee and pro bono committee. In the last year, she advised
Stockbridge Capital Group on the acquisition of a $570 million
6. 4 million-square-foot portfolio and advised Stockbridge CapitalGroup in the acquisition of an $800 million 8. 7 million-square-foot industrial portfolio.
As one of the top real estate attorneys inNew York City, Karen Scanna hasworked on some of the highest profilereal estate projects in the region. As apartner at Stroock & Stroock & LavanLLP, Scanna specializes in public-pri-vate partnerships and has worked onCiti Field and The World Trade Center,two of the most significant projects inthe city’s history. Her impressive careerearned her a place on Crain’s New York
Business’ list of Notable Woman in the Law last year. Always strivingto shatter the glass ceiling, Scanna is a long time member ofWX-New York Women Executives in Real Estate.
For nearly four decades, Janis Schiff hasrepresented property owners, asset managers and investors in real estate mattersacross all commercial asset classes in theWashington DC market. As a partner atHolland & Knight LLP, Schiff representsboth domestic and foreign clients,including BIG Shopping Centers USAand ALTO Real Estate Funds. Some ofher most significant deals include the$1.5 billion Wharf development inWashington DC and a $650 millionMidtown Center mixed-use project.Schiff has complied a long list of accolades during her career, and is ranked asa band 3 lawyer by Chambers andPartners.
JENNIFER A. YASHAR
As a real estate partner at Fried, Frank,Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP,Jennifer A. Yashar specializes in negotiating large and complex lease transac