Fonda Duvanel joins DLA Piper's Real Estate practice in New York

DLA Piper announced today that Fonda Duvanel has joined the firm's Real Estate practice as of counsel in New York.

Duvanel focuses her practice on property sales and acquisitions, development projects, debt and equity financing, and loan servicing. Her experience includes representation of landlords and tenants in ground as well as commercial lease transactions and real estate owners and investors in the negotiation of joint venture agreements.

"Fonda's extensive background in sophisticated real estate transactions is a terrific addition to our burgeoning New York market capabilities and US reach," said Chris Smith, co-chair of DLA Piper's New York Real Estate practice. "We are thrilled to welcome such a distinguished practitioner to the firm."

Duvanel joins from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. She received her J.D. from New York Law School and her B.A. from the University of Arizona.