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    Locke Lord Chicago Office Hires Former DLA Piper Real Estate Partner Lawrence J. Fey as Second Key Partner in Growing National Real Estate, Finance Practice Group

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    (CHICAGO) January 27, 2011 – Longtime Chicago real estate attorney Lawrence J. Fey has joined the Chicago office of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell as a Partner in the Firm’s growing national Real Estate & Finance Practice Group. He will work closely with Partner Lou Cohen, National Chair of the Real Estate, Finance and Banking Department, who joined the Firm in November. Fey, who headed DLA’s Chicago leasing practice, is the second former DLA Piper real estate partner after Cohen to join Locke Lord as it boosts its transactional real estate power in Chicago and other U.S. cities.

    Fey concentrates his practice in real estate law and has nearly 25 years experience representing landlords and tenants in complex office, retail and industrial leases, both regionally and on the national level. He represents institutions in the acquisition, sale and financing of office buildings, industrial buildings and shopping centers, and he also represents shopping center developers in land acquisition, financing and leasing.

    “Larry is well-respected for his work in Chicago and around the nation, and his experience and contacts make him another key Partner in Locke Lord’s growing Real Estate and Finance Practice,” said Chicago Managing Partner Jennifer Kenedy. “Larry will fit perfectly into our Firm’s culture of collaboration, cross-selling and client commitment, and Lou and I – along with the entire real estate and finance team – are proud to welcome him aboard.”

    Fey has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and Chicago magazines. He earned his law degree from Washington University Law School in St. Louis, graduating with the Order of the Coif recognition. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.

    Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP consistently ranks among American Lawyer’s top 100 U.S. law firms. Our 30-plus practice areas serve national and international clients from offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. We have built a solid reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work, and our nearly 650 attorneys build collaborative relationships and craft creative solutions – all designed and executed to meet clients’ long-term strategic goals. At the end of each year, we want our Firm to be better, stronger and more highly regarded than it was at the beginning.

    Larry Fey may be contacted at: 312-443-0402 or lfey@lockelord.com

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