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Elkins Kalt Adds Three New Partners

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/28/14 -- Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP ("Elkins Kalt") announces the elevation of three attorneys to partner status in the Firm's real estate practice -- David Swartz, David Levine and David Alvarado. "These new partners, together with several other of our up and coming attorneys, form a solid foundation for the next generation of leadership for our Firm," said Scott Kalt. Elkins Kalt has grown to almost 30 lawyers since its formation in 2010. Elkins Kalt now has 14 attorneys in its real estate/land use group, which is complemented by its environmental, tax, corporate, estate planning and litigation practices.

David Swartz was formerly the general counsel of Arden Realty, Inc. and Latitude Real Estate Investors, Inc. before joining Elkins Kalt in 2011. His practice primarily focuses on office, industrial and retail leasing, acquisitions/dispositions of commercial properties and financing transactions.

David Levine joined Elkins Kalt in 2011 after 9 years at Milbank. David has a general commercial real estate transactional practice, with a particular emphasis in hospitality. David represents numerous hotel owners in acquisitions/dispositions and financings, as well as negotiations of franchise and/or hotel management agreements with all the major brands and hotel operators.

David Alvarado was an attorney for 7 years at Allen Matkins prior to joining Elkins Kalt in 2012. He has particular expertise in negotiating construction and architects' contracts, acquisition/disposition agreements, commercial real estate financing agreements, as well as all facets of commercial, industrial and retail leasing. Among his various matters, David has been particularly active in recent months representing one of the Firm's clients in its efforts to acquire and finance shopping centers throughout the United States.

About Elkins Kalt

Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP is a full-service law firm founded by leading partners from nationally recognized firms in order to provide top-tier legal advice from a more dynamic platform than possible within the confines of the traditional "large firm" model.

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