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Goulston & Storrs Expands in New York: Robert Bressman is Latest Industry Leader to Join Growing Real Estate Team

May 13, 2013Press Releases

Goulston & Storrs is pleased to announce that Robert I. Bressman has joined the firm’s Real Estate practice in its New York office. Bob joins Goulston & Storrs as a Director from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Prior, Bob served as co-head of the global real estate practice Mayer Brown LLP. Bob joins a growing list of industry and practice leaders who have chosen to join Goulston & Storrs’ New York office from Am Law 100 firms.

“The expanding platform that Goulston & Storrs has built in New York is impressive, particularly in the real estate sector,” Bob stated. “My new colleagues at Goulston & Storrs have deep bench strength in the financing and leasing areas that complements my practice, but are also strong in the retail, construction and development, and corporate finance areas. I can leverage those strengths to bring added value to both new and existing clients.”

Bob’s practice focuses on complex real estate financing and leasing transactions, as well as major development and equity deals. Chambers USA reports that Bob is “outstanding” and notes his leasing and financing work for major international banks. Bob is a frequent lecturer and publisher on topics in real estate law. He is the co-author of the course book, Understanding and Negotiating Facilities Leases, which he wrote in conjunction with his participation at a leasing seminar sponsored by the Global Conference Network.  

Bob is a member of the Real Property Section and Commercial Leasing Committee of the New York State Bar Association. He is also member of the New York City Bar Association and Real Estate Board of New York. He is an active associate member of the Association of Foreign Investors, and sits on the Board of Directors of Macabai USA. 

He received a B.A. degree from Columbia University, and a J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law.

“Since its inception, our New York office has grown steadily by the strategic addition of seasoned industry and practice leaders who align with our firm’s priorities and strengths,” said Marty Fantozzi, co-managing director at Goulston & Storrs. “Bob fits this profile, and we are pleased to welcome him to the firm. His arrival marks another milestone in executing on our expansion plans in New York to better and more broadly serve clients locally, nationally and internationally from this critical gateway market.”