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The Washingtonian Recognizes Four Goulston & Storrs Directors in its 2013 Best Lawyers List

December 2, 2013Press Releases

Goulston & Storrs is pleased to announce that The Washingtonian has named four Directors at the firm to its 2013 Best Lawyers list. Maureen E. Dwyer, Allison C. Prince, Thomas F. Kaufman and Sheldon J. Weisel were each named to the list in the Real Estate category. The magazine’s biennial guide features the “Stars of the Bar” in the Washington, DC region, pulling its honorees from a pool of nearly 80,000 lawyers, the highest concentration of attorneys in the US in a metropolitan area, to select the best lawyers in 30 categories.

Maureen E. Dwyer focuses her practice on zoning and municipal law, and counsels clients through the development of new corporate, retail, institutional and office facilities, as well as residential properties. Maureen is a member and former President of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), sits on the Advisory Council for the Girl Scout Council of DC, is a member of the Board of Directors of the DC Chamber of Commerce, is a member and former chair of the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, and is involved in the Greater Washington Board of Trade. 2013 marks Maureen’s third consecutive inclusion in The Washingtonian’s biennial list.

Allison C. Prince concentrates her practice in zoning and land development law with a particular emphasis on representing educational and nonprofit organizations. Among Allison’s clients are several colleges, universities, schools, retirement communities, developers and foreign governments. She regularly appears before authorities including the DC Board of Zoning Adjustment, the DC Zoning Commission, the Historic Preservation Review Board and the District of Columbia Council. Allison is involved with CREW, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and sits on the Jubilee Support Alliance Advisory Council.

Thomas F. Kaufman focuses his practice around finance, private equity and joint ventures related to real estate. Tom counsels clients on matters including real estate investment trusts, capital markets, mezzanine and subordinated loans, loan workouts and commercial real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on the hospitality industry and management agreements. Tom has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center since 1986, and he is President of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

Sheldon J. Weisel’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, including extensive experience with leases of all types, the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, loans and financings, ground leases, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies, the formation and operation of REITs, real estate securitizations, management and brokerage agreements, landlord-tenant litigation, loan workouts, foreclosures, and bankruptcy proceedings and issues. Sheldon is involved in the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Urban Land Institute. This is the third time Sheldon has been named to The Washingtonian’s biennial list.

The Washingtonian, a five-time National Magazine Award winner, is read by more than 400,000 people every month.