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DLA Piper LLP (US)
United States

Work Department

Real Estate; Corporate; Finance; Real Estate Finance; Restructuring; Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate Development and Planning; Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes; Insurance


Partner; Head, Washington, DC Real Estate Practice


Fred Klein helps real estate and finance clients solve problems, structure and close complex real estate transactions and manage risk.

Fred represents construction and permanent lenders, life insurance companies, pension funds and offshore, local and national developers and investors on transactions, development projects, real estate finance and workouts. His clients include owners, operators and developers of office, multifamily, retail, hotels, manufactured housing and student housing in major markets and in more than 25 states.


J.D., University of Miami; A.B., Duke University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

(Leading lawyers)

Frederick KleinDLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) ‘packs a powerful, top-tier punch’ with ‘incredible strength and capability from senior partner down to associate level’. The firm has consolidated its position as a market leader over the past 12 months, marked by the arrival of 35 new fee earners. Notable examples include San Francisco-based Jeff Diener and Vivek Chavan, who joined from Paul Hastings LLP and Greenberg Traurig, LLP respectively, along with Jarrid King who joined the firm’s New York office from Morgan Stanley. The team’s full-service offering extends from multi-jurisdictional transactions, complex mixed-use developments, leasing, construction and design through to high-end capital markets transactions and joint venture agreements. Further, the group has extensive experience across the spectrum of asset classes, with formidable strengths in real estate deals involving offices, shopping malls, community and urban buildings. Moreover, the team is increasingly involved hospitality, stadium, technology and data centre projects. In a market leading highlights, Boston-based John Sullivan acted for Oxford Properties Group in its approximately $3.7bn acquisition of logistics company IDI, the owner of a portfolio of more than 110 operating assets. Sullivan heads the department alongside Jackie Park in Los Angeles and Richard Klawiter in Chicago. Also recommended are the ‘extremely responsiveFrederick Klein in the DC office, and Boston-based Cara Nelson, who is recognized by clients for her ‘diligent and efficient‘ approach.