MIAMI – Reed Smith today announced that real estate finance lawyer Jonathan Kurry has joined the firm as a partner in its Financial Industry Group in Miami. Kurry, who previously served as a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth, brings to the firm more than 25 years of experience assisting global clients in the development, financing, leasing, operation and sale of real estate.

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Kurry’s practice focuses on helping investors, developers and lenders navigate all phases of commercial real estate finance, acquisition, development and management across a wide range of projects and industries, including hospitality, retail, multi-family, office and mixed-use. His experience includes complex joint ventures for development and investment, portfolio transactions, non-performing loan restructurings and workouts, public-private partnerships and community development districts. Many of Kurry's clients and the projects he counsels them on are located In Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.

“Growing our real estate finance capabilities in Miami has been a strategic priority for our practice for some time now,” said Jodi Schwimmer, co-global chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. “Jonathan’s practice adds to our existing finance and real estate offerings, and will strengthen our bench in South Florida and nationally. His experience and credentials will help position us as a go-to firm for clients with sophisticated real estate needs. We are very excited to have him join our team.”

In addition to his real estate finance practice, Kurry also provides outside general counsel services to family offices and high net-worth clients, offering advice, problem solving, negotiation and litigation prevention regarding real estate and corporate transactions, asset protection and tax planning, employment, noncompetition, confidentiality and charitable giving.