Simonis and Hagedorn join Reed Smith from Paul Hastings, where Simonis chaired the firm’s Orange County office and headed that office’s real estate practice group.
“One of our strategic priorities has been to grow our talent in California across several key practices, including our real estate practice. The lateral market in the region is very strong and quite competitive, and we know that an important factor in attracting talent is to bring on established lawyers who are highly regarded within their respective areas of practice. We believe we have done just that with John and Dan joining us,” said Doug Cameron, Reed Smith’s managing partner for the Americas. “The addition of John and Dan sends a clear signal to the market that Reed Smith is committed to growing in Southern California, and is a firm where the very best lawyers can thrive.”
One of Southern California’s preeminent real estate lawyers, Simonis has served as lead partner in hundreds of complex matters over his 37-year career. He represents investors, owners, developers, and operators in complex real estate transactions and development matters, and has substantial experience in real estate joint ventures, funds, purchases and sales, leasing, financings, development and construction, with particular depth of experience in data centers and technology-related facilities.
Considered a rising star among the Southern California real estate legal community, Hagedorn practices in all areas of commercial real estate transactions, including joint ventures and the acquisition and disposition of commercial projects, including multifamily and affordable housing projects, industrial projects, retail centers, data centers, leasing, and real estate financings.