(NEW YORK, April 17, 2013)Day Pitney is pleased to announce that Jeffrey S. Held has joined the firm as partner in the Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use department. A real estate transactions veteran, Mr. Held has been involved in numerous stand-alone real estate transactions and provided real estate guidance in significant corporate and financing transactions. He will be based in Day Pitney’s New York office.

“Real estate has always been one of our flagship practices and we are glad to add Jeff who brings tremendous value to our existing team,” said Day Pitney managing partner Stanley A. Twardy.

Dennis M. Reznick, chair of Day Pitney’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use group, said “Jeff has a wide range of experience in the real estate arena and his addition will further enhance our capabilities to serve our clients and expand our reach.”

Mr. Held’s practice focuses on advising clients on matters involving the purchase, sale, financing and development of improved and unimproved commercial real estate properties throughout the U.S. and in numerous cross-border transactions. Mr. Held has also represented landlords and tenants in sophisticated office and retail leasing projects, working with clients on operating and net lease arrangements. His clients have included national and international entertainment companies, hotel and restaurant owners and operators. 

He joins Day Pitney from O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he was head of that firm’s New York real estate practice. He was also a member of the Transactions department and the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group.

In addition to his real estate practice, Mr. Held has counseled private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint venture arrangements, strategic investments and financings. He has also advised clients on general corporate matters, including working with management on employment and equity arrangements.

“Day Pitney is one of only a handful of firms in the Northeast that has a robust real estate transaction practice as well as an excellent litigation department and a corporate group with deep connections to the private equity sector and other industries,” said Mr. Held. “The firm’s strong reputation in the region for providing full service support in these areas makes Day Pitney a great platform for me.”

About Day Pitney

Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations as well as emerging- and middle-market companies and individuals.