Goodwin Procter Opens Offices In Los Angeles And San Francisco

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 01:00

Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the opening of offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Goodwin Procter's California platform will feature two of its practices - real estate/real estate capital markets and complex litigation - and broaden the reach of its nationally recognized technology, life sciences, private equity and intellectual property practices.

Lewis G. Feldman, formerly the Los Angeles real estate head and national public finance practice team leader for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, will chair Goodwin Procter's Los Angeles office. Mr. Feldman is widely considered to be one of the nation's leading real estate, capital markets and public finance attorneys. Mr. Feldman will be joined by three additional real estate capital markets and public finance partners from Pillsbury Winthrop. Partners Bruce J. Graham and Robert M. Haight Jr. will also be located in Goodwin Procter's Los Angeles office at 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard in Century City.

Multifamily and affordable housing partner Tuan A. Pham, one of California's distinguished '40 under 40 in Real Estate,' will split his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Mr. Pham will join Paul Churchill in Goodwin Procter's San Francisco office at 101 California Street, in the city's Financial District. Mr. Churchill, the former head of Cooley Godward's real estate practice, will lead the firm's San Francisco real estate practice. He will be joined by former Cooley Godward real estate attorney Mark Goldberg, who will also be a partner.

San Francisco-based litigation partners will include Forrest A. Hainline and Patrick S. Thompson, two trial lawyers from Pillsbury Winthrop. Mr. Hainline has handled cases for some of the country's most visible companies in the areas of complex litigation and class actions, as well as patent infringement and trade secrets litigation. Mr. Thompson, a recipient of the Daily Journal's '20 under 40' distinguished lawyer award, represents many high profile clients in antitrust, telecommunications and complex litigation matters.

Along with the eight partners joining the firm from Pillsbury and Cooley, partners from Goodwin Procter's New York and Boston offices will be relocating to California. Products liability practice leader Edward S. Weltman and real estate capital markets tax partner Edward L. Glazer will lead the integration teams and help anchor the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, respectively.