Latham & Watkins expands its real estate practice in Los Angeles

Matthew Friedrich brings a diverse background in advising private and institutional real estate investors, developers and operators on commercial real estate transactions.

LOS ANGELES, September 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Matthew Friedrich joined the firm Los Angeles office as a partner in the real estate practice and a member of the corporate department. Friedrich represents private equity investors, operators and sponsors on a range of complex commercial real estate transactions and financings.

“Matt is a welcome addition to Latham, our Los Angeles office and the west coast region,” said larry seymourOffice Managing Partner at Los Angeles. “Matt’s knowledge of the local market as well as his strong experience in all types of real estate transactions nationally add valuable capabilities that will help us continue to meet the growing demand in the region.”

Friedrich advises on building from the ground up, programmatic and single-asset joint ventures, and acquisitions, sales and financings across all asset classes and geographies.

“As we continue to expand globally and in key markets such as Los Angeleswe are excited to add Matt to our team to serve our local clientele and our national clients on the west coast and national transactions,” said Michelle Kelban, global co-chairman of Latham’s real estate practice. “His experience in complex real estate transactions fits well with Latham’s offerings and our broad REIT industry group, and his West Coast presence further strengthens our position as a leading full-service real estate firm.”

“As a former Latham partner, joining the firm as a partner is like coming home,” Friedrich said. “In addition to being drawn to the collegial culture, Latham’s integrated global platform spanning the spectrum of transactional practices is a great complement to my practice. I look forward to building on the strong foundation that already exists, while by serving clients on a range of and cutting-edge real estate deals.”

Friedrich’s addition follows the announcement that Carsten Loll will join the real estate practice next month, dividing his time between Latham’s Frankfurt and Munich offices, and strengthen the company’s private equity real estate capabilities and growth in Europe. Also, earlier this year, David Freeman join the firm New York office, adding depth to the firm’s capabilities in commercial real estate lending transactions and structured finance transactions.

Friedrich received his JD, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University and his BA from University of California, Los Angeles. He joins Latham of Winston & Strawn in Los Angeles.

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Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA)) with affiliated limited liability companies practicing in France, hong kong, Italy, Singaporeand the UK and as an affiliated partnership carrying on the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in Israel through a limited liability company. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a foreign legal advice office. Latham & Watkins works in conjunction with the law firm Salman M. Al-Sudairia limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


larry seymourLos Angeles Office Managing Partner, +1.213.891.8780

Michelle KelbanGlobal Co-President, Real Estate Practice, +1.212.906.1607

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