DLA Piper appoints Kathi Ó Riain as real estate partner

DLA Piper appoints Kathi Ó Riain as real estate partner

Pictured: DLA Piper partner Kathi Ó Riain.

Global law firm DLA Piper has appointed Kathi Ó Riain as a partner in the firm’s real estate practice.

Ms Ó Riain will join the firm on 1 May 2024 from Addleshaw Goddard Ireland, where she was a partner and head of property and construction.

She has more than 20 years’ experience advising a wide range of international and domestic clients on all types of real estate sector projects and transactions across all major real asset classes, including logistics, PRS, retail, offices, hotels and leisure, student accommodation, healthcare, infrastructure, and energy. She also has expertise in commercial leasing.

Ms Ó Riain will join DLA Piper’s team of 115, including 18 partners and 17 legal directors in Ireland.

William Naunton, DLA Piper’s international group head of real estate, said: “I would like to welcome Kathi to DLA Piper. We have over 600 real estate lawyers located in major markets around the world and Kathi will bring her expertise to our clients working as part of our strong globally integrated real estate sector platform.”

Graham Quinn, partner and head of real estate for Ireland, added: “DLA Piper’s real estate experience, modern industry insights and unrivalled global footprint mean that we are uniquely positioned to support local and international clients across the entire life cycle of real estate developments and investments.

“The appointment of Kathi Ó Riain as partner to our growing team of excellent sector specialists will strengthen our ability to deliver the full range of real estate services, including acquisitions and disposals, development, leasing, asset management, real estate finance, and corporate and tax structuring. I look forward to welcoming Kathi to DLA Piper.”

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