September 12, 2012 - The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP announced today that Mal Serure has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner. He will practice within the Real Estate Group.

Serure has more than a decade of experience representing private equity funds, banks, real estate companies, real estate investment trusts and other clients across a broad range of real estate matters. He represents sellers and purchasers in the purchase, sale, sale-leaseback and financing of commercial properties across asset classes, including office, retail, hotel, gaming and health care in both domestic and international transactions. He also regularly advises lenders and borrowers in mortgage and mezzanine loan financing transactions and on the purchase, workout and restructuring of troubled loans, including negotiations with co-lenders, participants, servicers and special servicers.

Serure will add further depth to Bryan Cave’s growing Real Estate Private Equity and Joint Venture Team, a coordinated, multidisciplinary group with capacities in real estate, corporate, tax, ERISA and other related legal specialties. The team represents private equity funds, developers and other market players in structuring and negotiating complex joint ventures, mezzanine loans, credit facilities, preferred equity, company acquisitions and other transactions related to real estate projects around the world.

“We are pleased to welcome Mal to the firm as our practice representing major real estate private equity funds continues to grow,” said Ronald Emanuel, head of Bryan Cave’s Real Estate Private Equity and Joint Venture Team. “His many years of experience on complex transactions across a range of real estate asset classes enhances the strength of our versatile group and the ability to add value to our clients’ businesses.”

Serure is recognized as a 2011 New York Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for his work in real estate. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and his B.S. from New York University in 1997.

Bryan Cave’s Chambers USA-rated New York Real Estate Group   handles some of the largest and most complex real estate transactions in the country. Identified as one of the 10 largest real estate and land use practices in New York, the group provides comprehensive legal services addressing all facets of real estate ownership, development, use, investment and financing.

Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiary Bryan Cave International Consulting provides trade and customs consultancy. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,100 lawyers and other professionals in over 30 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets.