New York, December 5, 2012Herrick, Feinstein LLP announced today that Richard R. Kalikow, a real estate industry veteran with more than four decades of global expertise, has joined the firm’s New York office as a Partner.

“Herrick's real estate group is known for its diverse talent and exceptional range of services," said Irwin A. Kishner, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Herrick, Feinstein. "Richard's arrival strengthens our existing practice, bringing great experience and a broad client base.”

“Richard is a leader in the real estate industry, having served as a trusted advisor to major clients locally, nationally and internationally,” noted Real Estate Group co-Chairs Scott Mollen and Dennis Russo. "We are delighted to welcome him to the team."

Herrick, Feinstein’s real estate group is widely regarded as one of the leading real estate practices in the New York region. Recently referred to as a “real estate powerhouse” by Crain’s New York Business, the more than 50-member group represents public and private companies on a full spectrum of issues, including financing and acquisition, land use and zoning, development and construction, hospitality, distressed debt, leasing and litigation.

“Herrick’s real estate practice delivers the highest level of service and the partners and leadership have built outstanding relationships with premier clients,” said Mr. Kalikow. “I am looking forward to working with this skilled group of attorneys.”

Mr. Kalikow joins Herrick from Diamond McCarthy where he was a Partner, and before that was a Partner with Skadden for 25 years. Mr. Kalikow has extensive experience representing U.S. and international clients, including institutional and private investors in acquisitions, financings, leasing, development, joint ventures, real estate funds and other real estate-related matters. He also specializes in representing both lenders and borrowers in connection with workouts and restructurings across the country. Mr. Kalikow is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida. He received his LL.M. from New York University, his J.D. from Fordham University and his B.S. from Cornell University.

Founded in 1928, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a prominent 170-lawyer firm headquartered in New York City providing a full range of legal services, including art law, real estate, government relations, bankruptcy and business reorganization, commercial litigation, corporate law, employment law, insurance, intellectual property, sports law, and tax and personal planning.