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Loeb & Loeb Expands National Real Estate Department with the Addition of Real Estate Finance Team in New York

NEW YORK - Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Steven M. Kornblau and David B. Kostman have joined the firm’s New York office as partners in the Real Estate Department. Previously, Kornblau was a partner and Kostman was counsel in the New York office of Bryan Cave LLP. The pair is joined by associate Emily Rakowicz, who practiced with them at Bryan Cave.

“We are very excited to welcome Steven, David and their team,” said Raymond A. Sanseverino, chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Real Estate Department. “Their practices complement our depth in leasing, sales and acquisitions and expand our breadth in real estate finance. Steven and David’s deep and diverse experience will be a great asset to our firm and our clients.”

Steven M. Kornblau concentrates his practice on all aspects of commercial real estate law, including real estate finance, commercial mortgage backed securities, property acquisitions and sales, leasing and development. He represents a range of real estate industry clients, including financial institutions, investment banks, master and special servicers, real estate owners and developers, pension funds, real estate investment trusts and corporate real estate clients. Kornblau earned his J.D., cum laude, from Boston University, and a B.A., cum laude, from the State University of New York – Albany.

David B. Kostman’s practice focuses primarily on real estate finance, with a concentration on the origination, sale, securitization and servicing of commercial mortgage loans. He represents local, regional and national lending institutions as well as real estate developers and investors. Kostman also has experience in office and retail leasing, construction and development and the purchases and sales of real estate. Kostman earned his J.D. from Hofstra University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

“Steven and David will add significant depth to our already robust Real Estate Department,” commented Michael D. Beck, Chair of Loeb & Loeb. “This expansion of our team will help us continue to deliver the best in legal counsel to our real estate clients across the country.”

Kornblau stated, “Loeb is a leader in the New York real estate market and the firm’s national reputation is excellent as well. We feel that our practice will be strengthened by this deep, multidisciplinary bench of expertise.”

“We are excited to be joining Loeb & Loeb and look forward to working with such an esteemed group.” added Kostman.

Emily Rakowicz's practice focuses on real estate transactions, with an emphasis on the representation of lenders in the origination, sale, securitization and servicing of commercial mortgage loans. She earned her J.D. from Hofstra University and a B.S. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

In addition to Kornblau, Kostman and Rakowicz, Loeb & Loeb’s Real Estate Department recently added land use attorney Paul Rohrer who joined the Los Angeles office as a partner late last month.

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of advanced media; bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights; business litigation; energy; entertainment; finance; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; technology; and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has five domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville and Washington, DC, as well as a representative office in Beijing.