SOURCE: Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

September 23, 2013 11:05 ET

Brad Markoff Returns to Private Practice, Joins Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp as Of Counsel in Los Angeles

Internationally Recognized REIT and Cross-Border Capital Markets Attorney Relocates to U.S. From Hong Kong and Joins MS&K's Corporate Practice

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) - Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MS&K), one of the premier entertainment and business law firms in the U.S., today announced that Brad Markoff has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office, where Markoff is a member of MS&K's Corporate Practice.

Markoff comes to MS&K after serving as managing director and general counsel of Encore Asia Ltd., a Hong Kong-based real estate investment firm. Prior to joining Encore, Markoff was a senior partner at three of the world's largest law firms: Locke Lord, where he was managing partner of the Hong Kong office and chair of the firm's Asia Practice; DLA Piper (Hong Kong and USA), where he was co-chair of the Global Real Estate Capital Markets Practice; and Alston & Bird, where he was chairman of the Real Estate Capital Markets Practice and managing partner of the Raleigh, N.C. office.

"Brad is well-known for his experience in complex financing transactions, including cross-border transactions, business acquisitions and strategic investments, in a wide variety of industries such as real estate, financial services and technology," said Thomas Lambert, managing partner of MS&K. "His deep expertise with corporate and real estate finance, securities, corporate governance and M&A matters -- both in the U.S. and in Asia -- is an extraordinary addition to our corporate practice and will enhance the legal services we're able to provide to our clients."

Markoff has been very active in legislative initiatives in the REIT and real estate finance industry in both the United States and throughout Asia, and has served as an advisory board member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and as a board member and vice president of the executive committee of the Asian Public Real Estate Association. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to cross border finance, REITs, innovative financing structures and mergers and acquisitions, having spoken at numerous conferences and university programs around the world.

Markoff will focus on helping to expand the firm's Capital Markets Practice, including its growing cross border practice with China, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Markoff earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and his law degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, MO. Markoff is admitted in Missouri and North Carolina (inactive) and is taking steps to be admitted in California.

For more than 100 years, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP has maintained a reputation for excellence in providing sophisticated legal and business solutions for its clients in areas that include: Litigation, Intellectual Property & Technology, Labor & Employment, Entertainment & New Media, Immigration, Corporate Transactions, Homeland Security, Tax, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate, and International Trade. Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.msk.com.

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