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Real Estate Development and Construction Expert Joins MSK

July 17, 2008

LOS ANGELES – Daniel B. Leon recently joined Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp’s (MSK) Corporate & Business Transactions and Real Estate Groups as a Partner. Specializing in all facets of real property transactions, Leon’s practice will focus on multi-use development, joint ventures, acquisition and construction financing. He is a former Director of Land Acquisitions for Standard Pacific Homes and Director of Legal Affairs and Land Acquisitions for KB Homes.

"Daniel Leon brings a high-level of real estate expertise to our firm," says Thomas Lambert, managing partner of MSK. "He will offer our clients in nearly every industry access to a professional who not only has a legal background but real world experience dealing with today’s most complex real estate issues."

Leon has worked on master planned community development and entitlements, industrial and commercial leasing, land-use regulation, governmental relations and permit entitlement approvals, and environmental cleanup and regulation. His background also includes corporate, business and mass media transactions, including asset and stock acquisitions, reorganizations, financings, shareholder agreements, buy-sell arrangements, exit strategies, licensing and content agreements, syndication and financing of radio, television and movie productions, library acquisitions and employment agreements.

He is a Board Member of the Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter of the Building Industry Association.

Leon graduated with a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1985 and a B.S. from the University of Southern California in 1981.

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