October 14, 2014

Polsinelli welcomes Jennifer M. Schwartz to the Real Estate Transactions Practice. Schwartz is re-joining Polsinelli after spending several years as in-house counsel to the well-known real estate development company Extell Development in New York, New York. She will serve clients nationally from Kansas City but will maintain her New York specific focus on Extell and other clients.

“It’s great that a talented attorney like Jennifer chose to come back to us after working for someone like Extell,” said Real Estate and Financial Services Department Chair Dan Flanigan, who also manages the New York office of Polsinelli. “She brings back with her invaluable ‘in the trenches’ New York experience from her years with Extell. We are thrilled with her decision to come back and with Extell’s blessing too.”

Schwartz works on a variety of areas for clients, whether the transaction involves unique financing structures, ground leasing, development rights acquisition or multiple site assemblages. Prior to joining Extell, Jennifer was a shareholder at Polsinelli. She earned her law degree (Order of the Coif), as well as her B.A. (With Honors, Highest Distinction) from the University of Kansas.

“Kansas City and Polsinelli have always felt like home to me,” said Schwartz from her Kansas City office. “While I’ll continue to have a New York focus on my clients and the work being done there, I’m excited to be based back in Kansas City, and I’m looking forward to seeing all the great work that is yet to be done.”

Polsinelli has moved up to the AmLaw 100 ranking #93. The American Lawyer Magazine in its June 2013 issue recognized Polsinelli as the fastest-growing law firm in America.* In 2013, the firm moved up to the 69th position in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. New York has been part of that growth. Newly expanded and relocated in 2013, Polsinelli attorneys work in financial services, real estate finance, health care and other commercial real estate, bankruptcy, and intellectual property litigation, offering the experience and insight clients need to keep pace with ever-changing markets.

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*Law360, March 2014