February 21, 2013-The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP announced today that Sonia Kaur Bain has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner. She will practice within the Real Estate Group.

Bain has nearly 20 years of experience representing developers in all types of real estate transactions. She has a focus on commercial real estate, handling the preparation and negotiation of leases, purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, transactions in the hotel, retail, development and office sectors, condominium offering plans, property management and leasing agreements, easement and restriction agreements, and development agreements. She also handles acquisitions dispositions, financings and building conversions including residential, commercial and mixed-use properties.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sonia to the firm,” said New York Partner Andy Auerbach, who is the Deputy Leader of Bryan Cave’s Real Estate Client Service Group. “Her extensive experience will further strengthen the firm’s versatile Real Estate Practice and is a tremendous asset to our New York office.”

Bain is recognized as a “rising star” in the 2012 Special Annual Edition of New York’s Sokol Media Inc.’s “Top Women in Real Estate” issue. She received her J.D. from New York Law School in 1994 and her B.A. from Stony Brook University in 1991.

Bain will add further depth to Bryan Cave’s substantial New York Real Estate Practice. 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.