May 3, 2017
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has named real estate partner Andrew Lance as Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office, effective May 1, 2017.
Lance succeeds partner Steven Shoemate, who served in the role since 2004 and will continue his corporate practice as Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Private Equity Practice Group. Securities litigation partner Mark Kirsch will continue to serve in his role as Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office alongside Lance.
"Steve has co-led our New York office for 13 years, and during that period oversaw a period of strong growth and prosperity," said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. "Andy is a terrific real estate lawyer, and we are pleased to have him Andy take on this new responsibility. We are very grateful for Steve’s leadership and look forward to working with Andy."
"I’m honored to work with Mark to lead the firm’s New York office," said Lance. "Our New York office is has grown and thrived, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success."
About Andrew Lance
Lance is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Real Estate Practice Group. He is also Co-Head of the Real Estate Practice Group’s Hotel and Hospitality Practice. His clients include private real estate equity funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, corporate and individual developers and owners, mortgage and mezzanine lenders, REITs and other public and privately held companies investing in or using real estate. His practice includes acquisitions, sales, leasing and financing of office, retail, hotel, industrial, recreational, professional sports and entertainment real estate, origination of mortgage and mezzanine loans and construction loans, real estate joint ventures and other ownership structures, master leases, sale-leasebacks and ground leases, and private and public-private ground leased and fee-owned development projects, as well as restructuring of complex debt structures and of equity interests in development ventures, and enforcement of remedies and realization on collateral by lenders in such projects.