June 18, 2014

Polsinelli is pleased to welcome attorney Douglas L. Noren to the firm.  Noren joins the national firm as a shareholder, focusing his practice on real estate transactions, with an emphasis on real estate finance.  Noren advises clients in all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions, including finance, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing deals, and joint ventures. 

“The commercial real estate market can be a challenging environment in which to work,” says Noren, a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law.  “And that is its great appeal to me.  Every transaction is about the underlying property and its unique issues.  To get to a deal that satisfies all parties, you need to take a creative approach.  Polsinelli has the depth and breadth of resources and talents required to make things happen in this market.  I’m excited to be part of the team here.” 

Noren has spent his career working closely with parties in a variety of real estate matters, representing both U.S. and foreign lenders in mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity investments.  He also regularly serves clients on matters involving construction financings for condominium, multi-family, office, and hotel projects around the country.   

Polsinelli Real Estate Finance Practice Chair Maribeth S. McMahon says, “Doug is a great addition to the firm, joining us at just the right time.  We’re taking a strategic approach to expanding our capacity in this still-changing market and a creative, dynamic thinker like Doug is exactly the kind of resource who can help our clients navigate the complexities of commercial real estate ventures.” 

Noren’s arrival at Polsinelli occurs during an exciting period of overall growth for the firm, which has seen its national footprint expand to 11 states and 18 cities. Polsinelli was recently recognized as the fastest-growing law firm in America during 2008 to 2013 by The American Lawyer. This year, the firm moved up to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. The American Lawyer Magazine featured Polsinelli in its June 2013 issue. The firm is ranked in the Am Law 100.

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780, 

About Polsinelli

real challenges. real answers.SM   Polsinelli is a first generation Am Law 100 firm, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally.  Our attorneys successfully build enduring client relationships by providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and with a passion for understanding how to assist General Counsel and CEOs achieve their legal objectives. Polsinelli is ranked 18th in number of U.S. partners* and has more than 720 attorneys in 18 offices.  Polsinelli was profiled in the June 2013 issue of The American Lawyer as the fastest-growing law firm in America over a six-year period. The firm focuses on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation, and has depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries.  The firm can be found online at Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.

*Law360, March 2014