Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes real estate attorney Lauren E. Hirt as a new shareholder in the firm’s Denver office. Hirt’s addition to the firm adds to the momentum of Polsinelli’s Real Estate Practice, which has added 52 new attorneys to Construction, Real Estate Services and Real Estate Finance Practices over the past 10 months; nine of whom were hired in the Denver office.
Hirt focuses her practice on the financing, acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate, and serves as counsel to real estate investment trusts, corporations and other entities in a variety of real estate transactions and portfolio management.
“We are excited to have Lauren join the real estate team,” said Polsinelli Real Estate Practice Chair Amy Kiefer Hansen. “Lauren brings a proven track record of working with REITs, resort owners and other sophisticated real estate clients. We know this experience will be a great benefit to firm clients.”
In addition to her success in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, sale-leaseback finance and real estate investment trusts, Hirt also works with financial institutions and corporations on distressed asset dispositions and workouts.
“Polsinelli’s priorities mirror my focus on client service and teamwork,” said Hirt. “I’m looking forward to tapping the team’s talent to best serve my current clients and cultivate new relationships.”
Among her recent career highlights, Hirt has served as counsel to a national REIT in connection with the acquisition, disposition, financing, servicing and securitization of commercial real estate, and she was counsel to a national ski company on corporate governance and commercial real estate transactions.
Hirt earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia, with Distinction, before obtaining a J.D. from University of Colorado School of Law. Hirt comes to Polsinelli from Kutak Rock LLP.
Hirt is the ninth Real Estate Practice new hire to join the Denver office this year. The Denver office has substantial depth in the firm’s core practices of health care, financial services, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor & employment, real estate, and business litigation.
Hirt joins Polsinelli’s rapidly growing Real Estate Practice, which consists of a deep bench of attorneys who provide the practical solutions clients value, as well as vast experience in areas that include transactions, financing structures and land use entitlements from acquisition and financing through development and leasing. The Practice achieved a National Tier One ranking in Real Estate Law by U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Law Firms” list.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.